(Virtual) Self-Defense Training
Due to the COVID pandemic, UPD has been unable to host in-person R.A.D. & Girls on Guard self-defense classes. While we all eagerly await our return to campus, we'd like to offer a virtual class which will review several of the topics of instruction covered in the full course.
This free virtual self-defense class is open to all female students, faculty, staff, and community members on the College of Southern Nevada, Desert Research Institute, Nevada State College, and University of Nevada, Las Vegas campuses and is intended to teach participants to take an active role in their own self-defense. This hour-long course is a modified version of a 12-hour R.A.D. class and does not include any hands-on activities. Officers will cover awareness, prevention, risk reduction, and avoidance surrounding the premise of a spontaneous attack.
We encourage our students, faculty, and staff to take steps toward protecting their personal safety and property; and, want to be clear that, no matter the circumstances, victim-survivors are not responsible for crimes or violence committed against them.
If you become a victim of assault in any form, there are many resources you can turn to as you navigate the aftermath of your experience. First of all, know that it is not your fault, that you are not alone, and that you are entitled to feel safe and receive nonjudgmental help and support.
Open to all female faculty/staff/students/community members. Registration is required. You will receive further information regarding video conference login.
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