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Rape Agression Defense (RAD)

RAD Basic Physical Defense

What is RAD?
The Rape Aggression Defense Systems is a program of realistic, self-defense tactics and techniques. The
R.A.D. System is a comprehensive course for women that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance, while progressing on to the basics of hands-on defense training. R.A.D. is not a martial arts program. Our courses are taught by certified R.A.D. instructors and provide you with a workbook/reference manual. The Rape Aggression Defense System is dedicated to teaching women defensive concepts and techniques against various types of assault, by utilizing easy, effective and proven self-defense / martial arts tactics. Our system of realistic defense will provide a woman with the knowledge to make an educated decision about resistance.
The RAD course is a 3 week course.
Upcoming dates and times:

March 23, 2014      11:00am - 5:00pm


March 30, 2014     11:00am - 5:00pm



Classes to be held in Library L-26


Course Description:
RAD Training ExerciseHours 1-3
Utilizing the R.A.D. student manual, students will be involved in a discussion of risk reduction strategies, date rape, continuum of survival, defensive strategies and the basic principles of defense. We also discuss how to develop a defensive mindset, understanding offensive and defensive postures, recognizing vulnerable locations and utilizing personal weapons.
Hours 4-6
Participating students will begin the process of hands on training. The techniques utilized by RAD Systems are based on simple gross motor skills and are developed to the point that they become instinctual through repetition. Students will have the opportunity to use these techniques in dynamic impact training by striking padded equipment held by the instructors. All techniques target a single attacker.
Hours 7-9
Students will be introduced to ground defense techniques and will continue to refine the skills previously learned with "practice, practice and practice."
Hours 10-12
Students will then participate in "simulated assault" scenarios at full contact with the RAD instructors, who wear state of the art protective gear specifically designed for this training. Women have the opportunity to
utilize their skills in a safe training environment monitored by instructors.