RAD Self-Defense for Women
What does R.A.D. stand for?
Rape – Aggression – Defense Systems
What does R.A.D. mean?
“Defense against abduction”
What does R.A.D do?
R.A.D. empowers women through self-defense.
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.
Register for a R.A.D. Class
The current class schedule and registration can be found below. The R.A.D. classes are free, but enrollment is limited to ensure the highest level of quality instruction. You must be 14 years of age or older to register for this class. Females under 17 must be accompanied with a female parent or guardian over the age of 17.