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Rape Aggression Defense

What is the R.A.D. System?

Note: The RAD program is undergoing a reorganization at this time and the class schedule will be updated as soon as it is available. Please contact Sgt. Brian Daigle if you have any questions.

The Rape Aggression Defense System is a program of the realistic, self-defense tactics and techniques. The R.A.D. 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. R.A.D. is not a martial arts program. Our courses are taught by certified R.A.D. instructors and provide you with a workbook/reference manual. This manual outlines the entire physical defense program for reference and continuous personal growth. The R.A.D. System of Physical Defense is currently being taught at many venues. 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 Rape Aggression Defense System is dedicated to teaching women defensive concepts and techniques against various types of assault, by utilizing easy, effective and proven self-defense/marital arts tactics. Our system of realistic defense will provide a woman with the knowledge to make an educated decision about resistance.

The R.A.D. course is taught by Tulane University Police Officers who have attended training and are certified by R.A.D. Systems as instructors.  The R.A.D. class is provided at no cost to Tulane University Community students, faculty, staff, and family members.  The program is a 12 hour program and students must attend all sessions to receive credit through the R.A.D. program.