The RAD (Rape Aggression Defense) System is a comprehensive rape defense course for women that teaches awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance, and the basics of hands-on defense training. RAD is NOT a martial arts program. The course is taught by certified RAD instructors and provides the attendees 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 taught at many colleges and universities. The widespread acceptance of this system is due to the ease, simplicity and effectiveness of the tactics, solid research, legal defensibility and unique teaching methodology. The RAD System was created to teach 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 (supported by research) that a spontaneous violent attack will stimulate a natural desire to resist on the part of the victim. RAD educates women about the “flight or fight 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. RAD provides effective options by teaching women to take an active role in their own self-defense and psychological well-being.

Rape Aggression Defense System programs are being offered by the TC Department of Public Safety. The RAD program was developed for and is offered to women only; ages 13 years old and up.