St. Joseph police offers women self-defense course

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St. Joseph Police Department is offering free self-defense training for St. Joseph women starting Sunday, Dec. 8

The RAD (Rape Aggression Defense) classes will be taught by officer Celeste Walz and Dan Magaard.

The three-part course will take place from 6-9 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 8, Wednesday, Dec. 11, and Wednesday, Dec. 18.

The class is limited to 10 participants and participants are required to attend all three nights. Participation is first-come, first-serve and the classes, at the Government Center multi-purpose room, are free.

To register, email your name and phone number to or call 320-229-9426.

More information is available here:

RAD is a holistic approach to self defense education, supporting the necessity of continuous learning in order to provide realistic options as the participants go through life. Walz and Magaard are certified instructors. The course   includes lecture, discussion and physical resistive strategies.

photo by Mike Knaak
St. Joseph police officers Celeste Walz and Dan Magaard completed certification so they can train women in self-defense courses.

Author: Mike Knaak

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