Self-defense course for women and girls

MALTA – Certified instructors will present a 12-hour self-defense coursefor women and teenage girls in November.

The R.A.D. (Rape Aggression Defense) course will be offered in four three-hour sessions at Kishwaukee College in Malta. Classes will meet from 6-9 p.m. Mondays, Nov. 4, 11 and 18, and from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 23.

The course includes a manual and involves risk reduction strategies, date rape, continuum of survival, defensive strategies and basic principles of defense. Students will practice techniques against trained instructors and may participate in simulated assault scenarios to practice what they've learned.

The cost is $12 for the 12-hour course. Register by calling 815-825-2086 ext. 2040 between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.