Wichita State University campus police bringing national self-defense class for women

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While sexual assaults and rape numbers are low on the Wichita State University campus.

One is already too many.  Bob Hinshaw, WSU Interim Police Chief said, “WSU is a very safe campus. For example, in all of 2017 we had one rape and 2 sexual batteries reported, total.

Last school year the WSUPD received requests for a women self-defense program. It will be offering RAD or "rape aggression defense" class next semester.

Jennifer Williams, WSUPD dispatcher will be teaching this course said, “this is using the skills we already have. Our hands, our knees, our head or elbow. But most importantly a calm peace of mind.

Williams is one of two others that will be teaching the physically demanding course which is designed to give women a confidence boost when it comes to self-defense.

She said, “this program, I want to teach it to the world. The skills are that good. You feel positive, you feel confident you can take care of yourself.”

Williams and the other instructors are both certified and licensed to teach this national program. It'll be free for women to take this class.

Williams said, “this can protect anybody. It can help them so they can survive and feel better about themselves at the end of the day.”

Hinshaw says they are in the process of finalizing when class times will be available this fall

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