Niles Police Department's Self Defense Classes
- Basic Physical
Self-Defense for Women
City Police Department and Michigan State police are jointly
offering a Basic Physical Self-Defense class for women. R.A.D.
(Rape Aggression Defense) Systems of Self Defense is dedicated
to teaching women defensive concepts and techniques against
various types of assault by utilizing easy, effective and proven
self-defense/martial arts tactics. This system of realistic
defense will provide a woman with the knowledge to make an
educated decision about resistance. We operate on the premise
that a spontaneous violent attack will stimulate a natural
desire to resist on the part of the victim (supported by
research). We educate women about "The Fight or Flight Syndrome"
while showing them that enhancing their option of physical
defense is not only prudent, but a necessity if natural
resistance is to be effective. Safety and survival in today's
world require a definite course of action and escape. We provide
effective options by teaching women to take an active role in
their own self-defense and psychological well-being.
Introducing: KeyChain Class!
12-hour (women only) course is broken down into 4 easy-to-learn
classes for any age or skill level. Classes will be held at the
Niles Law Enforcement Complex located at 1600 Silverbrook in
a Video About RAD Classes
RAD Classes are scheduled periodically
as applications to attend are received.
This course is
covered over a four-day period. You must attend all four days to
us by email or phone to sign up for future classes.
Next RAD Class Dates:
(Class Now Full)
12th (Wed) 6-9 pm Meet at
the Niles Fire Department-Council Chambers. This night is mostly
classroom but we do get “on our feet” for about 30 minutes at
the end of the night. Please bring or wear comfortable
athletic shoes (running shoes are discouraged due to the lack of
(Thu) 6-9 pm Meet at the Niles Fire Department-Council Chambers. This night is physical training, please wear comfortable,
discreet work out style clothing & athletic shoes.
Oct 17th (Mon) 6-9 pm Meet at the Niles Fire Department-Council Chambers. This night is physical training, please wear comfortable,
discreet work out style clothing & athletic shoes.
(Tue) 6-10 pm Meet at the Niles City Fire Department-Council
Chambers. This night is simulations/scenarios. Please wear
comfortable, discreet work out style clothing & athletic shoes.
Simulations should be finished around 9pm but we encourage you
to stay for approximately one more hour (10pm) where we
“de-brief”, meet your aggressors, receive your certificate and
review video of your simulation. We know this is a
late night but the benefits of the extra hour is worth it~!!
This class requires pre-payment to
hold your spot in class. Pre-payment is $20 and
covers everything you need for the class. Please bring check
or cash to the Niles Law Enforcement Complex with the completed
Registration Form. (There are also forms available at the
Dispatch Center at the Law Enforcement Complex). If you
prefer, you may mail the payment to us at:
Niles Police Department
1600 Silverbrrok Ave.
Niles, MI 49120
When mailing a check please make it payable
to: City of Niles and in
memo line write: October RAD
Print a RAD Registration Form.
Payment is expected to reach us by September 30th to hold your
spot. If payment will be late, please contact us by phone at
269-683-1313 ext. 270. Our class size is limited to 25
students to offer you the best of personal instruction. first
paid, First Served. We must have a minimum of 10 students to
hold the class. If class is cancelled by us for any reason you
will have the option of receiving your payment back or applying it to
another class. If you cancel for any reason before
you will have the option of receiving your payment back or applying
it to another class. If you cancel for any reason after
September 30th, your payment will be applied to a future class.
You can reach us at:
269-683-1313 Ext. 270 or
NilesRAD@nilesmi.org. Thank you!
We look forward to seeing you in class!!!
Your Niles Law Enforcement Complex R.A.D.
Team Instructors: Ofc. Angie Lick, Res. Ofc. Julie Sisk, Res. Ofc.
Juan Gonzalez, Res. Ofc. Brian Leonard, Tpr. Rob Herbstreith, Tpr.
Key Chain Class
CHECK HERE IN THE FUTURE FOR THE NEXT SCHEDULED KEYCHAIN
This class is a one day, 4
hour class, so you would need to choose ONE of the above
Classes are held at the Niles Fire Station - 1345
E. Main Street
We have a
minimum of 5 students and a max of 10 .
Much smaller class sizes.
The cost is
$20 (pre-paid to hold your reservation) includes
everything except your gloves.
Dispatch Window at the Law Enforcement Complex at 1600
Silverbrook to complete a small pre-registration
form and pay your $20 or mail a $20 Check to:
Attention Brenda, Niles Police Department 1600
Silverbrook in Niles. Make the check to City of Niles
and write in the Memo Line: RAD-K and then tell us
which class you'd like to attend.
The cost of the class includes: R.A.D.
Certified Key chain Instructors, Student Manual, Keychain
Defense Tool also known as a Kubotan, all practice
equipment including water jugs and pads.
your hands from the keys banging around, you may wish to
wear a light pair of leather gloves or weight lifting
The cost also includes your take
home kubotan, book, and practice jug.
Students must be RAD basic
certified to attend.