SWOSU PD to offer self-defense training for students


Johannes Becht, News Editor

Chief Kendra Brown from the SWOSU Police Department is planning on offering self-defense classes this Fall for male and female SWOSU students.

The classes will be gender specific, which makes many students feel more comfortable. It’s a closed class, so no boyfriends/girlfriends are allowed to observe. Classes are small and have limited spots remaining. Registration is free and available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The program is called RAD, or Rape Aggression Defense. The class for women is 17 hours, for men 9 hours. The course includes lecture, discussion, and self-defense techniques. It is supposed to help raise awareness of aggressive behavior. In the men’s course, it is also taught how to avoid aggressive behavior and how you can be part of reducing aggression and violence.

The program is designed to empower participants to make safer choices when confronted with aggressive behavior.

The class will be taught over the course of several weeks.

Kendra Brown will also take the latest COVID numbers into consideration when making the choice to offer the program.

Students interested in the course can fill out a basic interest form: