If you're a woman and want to learn news ways to protect yourself, register for this class in Albany coming up next week.

Albany County Sheriff's Office R.A.D. Instructors are going to be at The Orlo School of Hair Design on February 24-25 from 9:00am-3:00pm, according to News 10. They will be teaching a free self-defense class for women, especially focusing on those in the salon & spa industries.

R.A.D. Basic Self Defense for Women begins with awareness, then prevention, and risk avoidance strategies to provide for 90% o our personal safety. The goal, as News10, says "Their goal is to teach women techniques to help them escape and survive."

Most of the time, we react to people based on flight or flight but this program is to hopefully help women by teaching them how to take an active role in their own self-defense. Space is limited, to preregister, call Holly Garofano at (518) 312-8944 or email thgarofano@hotmail.com.