RAD is a program of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques for women. The RAD system is a comprehensive, women-only course of instruction that begins with awareness, prevention, risk, and risk avoidance. It then progresses to teaching hands-on self-defense training, but it is not a martial arts program.
The course is taught by nationally-certified RAD instructors, and provides each student with a workbook and manual. The manual outlines the entire physical defense program which facilities women students' personal growth, and further serves as an information source after completion of the course.
The RAD System's instructional objective is to develop and enhance the options of self-defense, so such options become viable considerations to the woman who might be attacked. RAD is a twelve-hour course, which is broken up into four, three-hour sessions offered during the evenings. The students are dressed in special protective gear when they are attacked by an aggressor, who is also dressed in special protective gear. Students must fight their way to an exit or designated safe place upon being attacked. This dynamic simulation empowers the women participants by teaching them the essentials of fighting back, and fighting back effectively! Therefore, the women participants acquire self-defense skills in a relatively short period of time, and moreover, are offered the opportunity to relearn, master, and practice these skills throughout their lives.
The classes are typically scheduled to meet 5:00 pm till 9:00 pm. To find out the next dates the classes are offered, please call the crime prevention office at 966-3230. Class size is limited to 20 participants and a waiting list will be maintained with preference given once classes are scheduled.