Rape Aggression Defense
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R.A.D.
Basic Physical Defense

What is R.A.D.?

The Rape Aggression Defense 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. 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. This manual outlines the entire physical defense program for reference and continuous personal growth. The R.A.D. System of Physical Defense is currently being taught at many Colleges and Universities. The growing, widespread acceptance of this system is primarily due to the ease, simplicity and effectiveness of our tactics, solid research, and unique teaching methodology.

The R.A.D. Systems is dedicated to teaching women defensive concepts and techniques against various types of assault, by utilizing easy, effective and proven self-defense tactics. Our system of realistic defense will provide a woman with the knowledge to make an educated decision about resistance.

R.A.D. OBJECTIVE

"To develop and enhance the options of self defense, so they may become viable considerations to the woman who is attacked."

  • Somewhere in America, a woman is sexually assaulted every 2 minutes, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.
  • Approximately 68% of rape victims knew their assailant. [Violence against Women. Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Dept. of Justice, 1994]

Safety and survival in todays world requires a definite course of action. We provide effective options by teaching women to take an active role in their own self-defense and psychological well being.