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Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) Program

In an effort to educate female students in the area of self-defense, the UTPD started teaching the Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) System in 2001.

The RAD System is a program of realistic, self-defense tactics and techniques for women only. It is a comprehensive course 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. The class is taught by the UTPD’s four certified RAD Instructors. Students are provided with a workbook/reference manual, which outlines the entire physical defense program for reference and continuous personal growth.

The RAD System of Physical Defense is currently being taught across the country. The growing, wide spread acceptance of the system is primarily due to the ease, simplicity and effectiveness of its tactics, solid research, legal defensibility, and unique teaching methodology.

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

RAD operates on the premise that a spontaneous violent attack will stimulate a natural desire to resist, on the part of the victim (supported by research). Women are told about “The Flight or Fight Syndrome,” while being shown 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. The RAD system provides effective options by teaching women to take an active role in their own self-defense and psychological well-being.

To register for RAD, please CLICK HERE

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Last Updated: 6/26/15