Blount sheriff office holding a defense course for women in August

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MARYVILLE, TENNESSEE – Blount County Sheriff James Lee Berrong said the Sheriff’s Office is now enrolling women in a Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) class to be held beginning August 4.
The class is scheduled for August 4, 5, and 6 from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Blount County Justice Center, located at 940 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway in Maryville. The 12-hour class is open to ladies age 13 and up. No prior training is required. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Class size is limited. There is no cost for the class.
RAD instructors will also teach special sessions to groups of women 10 or more upon request, as well as advanced classes for ladies who have gone through the basic class.
The class is designed to develop options of resistance through the RAD program, and is taught by certified instructors through the Blount County Sheriff’s Office. The dynamic, hands-on program was designed for the average woman, and basic self-defense techniques are taught in an enjoyable format.
***Face coverings for this session are optional.
For additional information, or to enroll for the class, please contact Deputy Magahn Mattocks at (865)223-4301.

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