The Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) System is a program of realistic, self-defense tactics and techniques. The RAD System is a comprehensive course for women that begin with awareness, prevention, risk reduction, and avoidance, while progressing on to the basics of hands-on defense training. RAD is not a Martial Arts program. The courses are taught by certified RAD instructors and provide you with a workbook/reference manual. This manual outlines the entire program for reference and continuous personal growth.
RAD System is the countries largest and fastest growing self-defense program for women. The RAD Systems curriculum is taught at more than 350 colleges and universities across the United States and Canada, and is the only self-defense program ever to be endorsed by the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA).
RAD courses operate on the premise that a spontaneous violent attack will stimulate a natural desire to resist on the part of the victim. We educate women about the “flight or fight response” while showing them that enhancing their option of physical defense is not only prudent, but a necessity if natural resistance is to be effective.
Register for the class through Sport Studies and Athletics, SSA 1225—Wellness Skills. Every semester evening classes are held on Thursdays from 6–8 p.m.