The Salisbury University Police Department
is committed to providing the safest environment possible. With this
in mind, SUPD offers Rape Aggression Defense classes two
times each semester.
R.A.D. classes offered by the SUPD are
FREE and the only cost of the program is your time.
Rape Aggression Defense
systems or R.A.D. is an international self-defense
organization. R.A.D. differs from other self-defense programs
in that it offers a FREE lifetime return and practice policy. Once
you have completed the program, your manual will be signed by your
instructor insuring that you can return to any R.A.D. program across
the country to practice your techniques free of charge.
The program starts with a personal safety discussion, which
includes information focusing on awareness and risk reduction.
Student participation and information sharing is encouraged. Topics
include safety in the home, the car, and while traveling; as well as
current hot issues like “Should I carry pepper spray?”
The majority of the time is spent practicing physical,
self-defense techniques for all types of confrontations using
different levels of force. Participation is strongly encouraged. You
can work at your own pace. Prior experience is not necessary. The
R.A.D. system is specifically designed for women who are willing to
consider as a viable option, defense, in situations where their life
is in jeopardy.
The program concludes with a simulated attack. A well - padded
officer will confront students to allow them the chance to practice
the techniques they have learned to defend themselves. The chance to
actually use the techniques and strike with maximum force against an
“attacker” can be a tremendous confidence builder.
(Sample videos of simulated attack:
Sample One-384 KB,
Sample Two-424 KB and
Sample Three-360 KB)
Television, movies, and to a large part, today’s society have
conditioned women to believe that they can not successfully defend
themselves against a larger, stronger attacker. During this program,
women will come to understand the truth; you can successfully defend
yourself against an opponent. We’ll teach you where to hit your
attacker to allow you the opportunity to escape.
This program is offered primarily to SU students, faculty and
staff. Please plan to attend all 4 days.
Pfc. Tina Russell
Salisbury University Police