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Rape Aggression Defense

The Rape Aggression Defense System (RAD) is a program of realistic, self-defense tactics and techniques. The RAD system 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.

RAD is not a martial arts program. Our courses are taught by certified RAD instructors and provide you with a workbook/reference manual. This manual outlines the entire physical defense program for reference and continuous personal growth.

The RAD system of physical defense is currently being taught at many Universities and colleges. The growing, wide spread acceptance of this system is primarily due to the ease, simplicity, and effectiveness of our tactics, solid research, legal defensibility, and unique teaching methodology. The RAD system is dedicated to teaching women defensive concepts and techniques against various types of assault, by utilizing easy, effective and proven self-defense. Our system of realistic defense will provide a woman with the knowledge to make an educated decision about resistance. We operate on the premise that a spontaneous violent attack will stimulate a natural desire to resist, on the part of the victim (supported by research). We educate women about "The Fight or Flight Syndrome," while showing them that enhancing their option of physical defense is not only prudent, but a necessity if natural resistance is to be effective.

Safety and survival in today's 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 wellbeing.

Finally, a physical defense program for Women that:

  • Has established the standard for female self-defense programs
  • Offers no-nonsense, practical techniques of defense
  • Researched the effects of "The Fight or Flight Syndrome"
  • Offers advanced self-defense courses that build upon the physical defense system
  • Provides a realistic and dynamic hands on training
  • Provides students with a comprehensive Reference Manual
  • Certifies Instructors from the community
  • Has a litigation defense policy
  • Offers state of the art programs at reasonable rates
  • Every student receives a lifetime membership policy

Next Class

Fall semester we will be offering our Rape Aggression Defense course. 

It is available to any female associated with the University. 

The course will meet Tuesday evenings March 6th to May 1st, 2018, with the exception of March 13, from 5:00pm to 7:40 pm. Class will be held at the IUPUI Natatorium in room 155. You many contact Detective Kimberly Minor for more information 274-2059.

To take the course for 1 credit hour sign up for the HPER-E 100 course, through One.IU, otherwise the course is $25.00 

If you want to take the class but not for credit contact R.A.D. via E-mail.

Whom to contact

Contact R.A.D. via E-mail

or submit a On-Line Sign-Up Request!

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