R.A.D. (Rape Aggression Defense) is the largest women's self-defense training program in the country, being taught by more than 350 universities and municipal law enforcement departments nationwide.
The R.A.D Basic Personal Defense System (BPD) is a national program of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques taught for women only. All courses are taught by nationally certified R.A.D. Instructors.
The goal of R.A.D. is to provide realistic self-defense options to women, regardless of their level of physical conditioning. Students at all levels of ability, age, experience, and strength will be provided with techniques and information that can be effectively used from the first day of class. R.A.D. is not a martial arts program, nor does it require students to be athletes in training to succeed.
The R.A.D. system will provide students with the knowledge to make an educated decision about personal defense. We provide information on physical and non-physical options, as well as insight into the attacker mindset.
Every student receives a manual for reference and practice. Once a student has completed a R.A.D. program, their signed manual becomes a ticket for free lifetime return and practice (BPD) with any R.A.D. instructor in the US and Canada.
- R.A.D. is the only self-defense program ever endorsed by the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA).
- R.A.D. has developed specialized simulation techniques and equipment for use by certified R.A.D. instructors.
R.A.D. will be offered FREE the first four Tuesdays in May (5/3, 5/10, 5/17, and 5/27) for more information or to register contact our R.A.D. Coordinator Rick Bergeron at 603-465-7637 or by email.