"I realize how many times I walk home at night because I take night classes and I think everyone needs to protect themselves," Bailey said.
But there's another reason Bailey is taking this class. It's because of her friend who is hundreds of miles away.
"I've heard stories at Western and actually a friend of mine was a victim and she told me to do whatever I can to not be a victim so that pushed me to take this class," Bailey said.
Punch after punch each student got personal instruction from Kerrie Bishop who says everyone needs some sort of training.
"I think there's a need for everyone to protect themselves from a possible threat or abduction or sexual assault," Bishop said.
But Bishop said this class is more than learning how to punch a potential attacker.
"A lot of it is also a way to reduce your risk and avoiding possible situations where an attack can occur," she said.
Bishop also said women walk out of the class more aware and more confident.
It's very interesting to talk with participants before and after the class to just learn how much this class has affected them," she said.
Bishop says for those who've already taken the class once, they can continue to come to classes for free. These classes are open to anyone in the community.
For more information on how to sign up for a RAD course, you can click on the link.
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