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Rape Aggression Defense

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Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) System is a program of realistic, self-defense tactics and techniques. It 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. The R.A.D. Systems curriculum is taught at over 400 colleges and universities across the United States and Canada.

R.A.D. is not a martial arts program. Rape Aggression Defense is a hands-on training program for women only that gives participants a realistic but safe experience of what it is like to be attacked and how difficult it can be to escape.

This class builds on techniques and strategies from the Basic class and covers more prone defense strategies, and multiple subject encounters. R.A.D. is the only existing program with a free lifetime return and practice policy, honored worldwide.

Basic R.A.D. classes consist of 9-12 hours of training that is usually taught over a period of two or three evening sessions and one Saturday. The participants must attend all sessions to complete the class. If you are interested in taking a R.A.D. class, complete the registration form and you will be contacted with more information.

If you have a university group or organization with 10 to 12 people that are interested in taking the class together, please forward your request to

R.A.D. for Women is free! This program is only offered to current female students, faculty, staff, and their approved guests.

WSSU Police Department R.A.D. Registration