Rape Aggression Defense Training

  • Two people participate in RAD training
  • Three RAD instructors pose for group photo
  • Trainee fights RAD instructor

What is RAD?

Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) 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 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 students 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 taught at many colleges and universities. The growing, widespread acceptance of this system is primarily due to the ease, simplicity and effectiveness of the tactics, solid research and unique teaching methodology.

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

For additional information visit www.rad-systems.com.

Course Description

  • RAD is a 12 hour basic physical defense course. Classes are normally taught in four, 3-hour classes on campus; however, classes can be modified to accommodate for groups that meet the minimum requirement. The course is open to Salisbury University Students, faculty, and staff at no cost.
  • Participants MUST attend all four days and must be 18 or have parental consent
  • Participants should wear /bring aerobic style workout clothes or loose comfortable clothing, sneakers and water.
  • Registration will be on a first come, first basis (local community members can register, but priority will be given to the SU community)

The sessions will be as follows: 

Day 1 / Hours 1-3:

Participating students will use the RAD student manual to learn the basic principles of self-defense including risk reduction strategies, date rape, continuum of survival, and defensive strategies.

Day 2 / Hours 4-6:

Students will continue the process of hands on training.  The R.A.D. system uses repetition to teach technique.  Students will have the opportunity to develop technique by striking padded equipment help by the instructors.

Day 3 / Hours 7-9:

Students will be introduced to ground defense techniques and continue to refine skills previously learned with repetition.

Day 4 / Hours 10-12:

Students may participate in a “simulation” assault with R.A.D. instructors.  Students and Instructors wear protective gear that is specifically designed for this training.  Instructors will monitor the students in a safe training environment to utilize their skills. (participation in simulations is optional)

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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.

Registration is open for November classes. Classes will be held on:

  • Tuesday, November 5, 2019 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Thursday, November 7, 2019 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Tuesday, November 12, 2019 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Thursday, November 14, 2019 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Additional information, to include location will be sent via e-mail to participants upon registering.

Please be prepared to attend all four days scheduled totaling 12 hours.

Contact PFC. Horengic to register for classes and for additional information.