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Interested in becoming a member of TPG?
Contact Melissa Okonski, our VP for Guests and New Members,
at for more information!

Thank you to our incoming 2017 Board.
We are grateful for your willingness to serve TPG!

Join us for our November 1 Meeting

At our November 1st meeting, Harris County Precinct One Deputy Constable Tracie Mathews will speak about and demo R.A.D. (Rape-Aggression-Defense) Self-Defense Program for Women.


RAD Self-Defense for Women

The R.A.D. System Objective:


“To develop and enhance the options of self-defense, so they may become more viable considerations to the woman who is attacked”

Rape Aggression Defense, known as R.A.D., is a self-defense program designed specifically for women. The R.A.D. approach to personal safety begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and risk avoidance, and progresses to hands-on physical defense techniques.
Participants in the program will learn a wide range of tactics, including verbal techniques, ground defense options, escaping from bear hugs and choke holds, and many more. The practical techniques are designed to maximize the strengths of a woman’s body and build upon existing instinctive responses to provide women with effective self-defense options. In R.A.D., women will have the opportunity for hands-on dynamic impact practice and realistic simulation exercises.
The R.A.D. program is taught by nationally certified instructors who are dedicated to the growth and well-being of the women in our community. The course is suitable for women of all ages and abilities. R.A.D. is the only existing program with a free lifetime return and practice policy, honored worldwide. R.A.D. has developed specialized simulation techniques and equipment for use by certified R.A.D. Instructors.
R.A.D. is the only self-defense program ever endorsed by the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA), National Academy of Defense Education, the National Self-Defense Institute (NSDI) and Redman Training Gear.

Congratulations to T.J. Jeter-McAvoy, our newest Star Pin Recipient!

The purpose of The Professional Group is to provide women of diverse professions with opportunities for building relationships and networks of personal and business associations through informative monthly presentations, professional development programs, educational and social activities, and philanthropic endeavors. For questions about The Professional Group, contact us at: