Licking Park District: R.A.D. Self-Defense Class for Women

GRANVILLE, OHIO (February 2, 2024) The Licking Park District has partnered with the Newark Police Dept to teach women realistic self-defense tactics. The acronym R.A.D. is short for Rape Aggression Defense. This is a women-only course that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction, and avoidance while progressing to the basics of hands-on defense training.

This course is taught by nationally trained instructors. The R.A.D. system is dedicated to teaching women defensive concepts & techniques against various forms of assault by utilizing easy, effective and proven self-defense tactics. The class will be held on Saturday, February 24, 2024 (10:00 am – 3:00 pm) at the Licking County Library (101 W. Main Street, Newark, OH 43055). Cost of the class is $10.

Participants must be a minimum of 18 years of age to take the class, or a minimum of 16 years of age if accompanied by a parent. Registration is limited to the first 15 registrants. Women can register at For questions, contact the Licking Park District at 740-587-2535.

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Licking Park District’s Vision Statement
It is the Vision of the Licking Park District to provide parks, paths, and trails of the highest quality to the residents of Licking County. Our goal is to maintain and improve existing facilities while pursuing opportunities for expansion. We provide passive recreational opportunities for the health, wellness, and education of our residents using resources that include public and private collaborations.

Licking Park District’s Mission
The mission of the Licking Park District (LPD) is to acquire, manage, preserve, and conserve natural areas within Licking County, while protecting wildlife and local history in a manner that enriches our communities and provides access to diverse parks, educational opportunities, and health and wellness activities.