Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.)
The Rape Aggression Defense Basic Personal Defense System is a national program of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques taught for women only. All courses are taught by nationally certified RAD Instructors.
The goal of RAD is to provide realistic self-defense options to participants, regardless of their level of physical conditioning. Participants at all levels of ability, age, experience, and strength will be provided with techniques and information that can be effectively used from the first day of class. RAD is not a martial arts program, nor does it require women to be athletes in training to succeed.
The RAD system will provide participants with the knowledge to make an educated decision about personal defense. We provide information on physical and non-physical options, as well as insight into the attacker mindset.
Every participant receives a manual for reference and practice. Once a participant has completed a RAD program, their signed manual becomes a ticket for free lifetime return and practice with any RAD instructor in the US and Canada.
The widespread acceptance of the RAD system is due to the ease, simplicity, and effectiveness of our tactics, solid research, legal defensibility, and unique teaching methodology. RAD is the only self-defense program endorsed by the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA).