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Milton Academy Holds Physical Defense Training Course

This week, Milton Academy offered a three-day course for Rape Aggression Defense System instructors.

Twenty-one trainees entered a program at this week with the hopes of becoming certified as R.A.D. (Rape Aggression Defense) System instructors.

“R.A.D. System is a program of realistic, self-defense tactics and techniques for women,” said Erin Hoodlet, Milton Academy Communications. “It is a comprehensive program that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance, while progressing on to the basics of hands-on defense training."

Certified R.A.D. instructors taught the three-day course at the Kellner Performing Arts Center on the Milton Academy campus. The training program was held from Monday through Wednesday, this week.

Milton Academy has offered training in the system since 2003.

The R.A.D. System, which was founded in 1989, is the only defense program recognized by the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators, according to Hoodlet.

Faculty and staff at Milton Academy are offered the R.A.D. course throughout the year from the school’s Campus Safety employees, who are certified instructors.

Students can also take a semester-long version as a physical education credit.

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