Public Safety

Rape Aggression Defense Course

The Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D) system is a program of 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 to the basics of hands-on self 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 is being taught at many colleges, universities and police departments. 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/martial arts tactics. This system of realistic defense will provide women with the knowledge to make an educated decision about resistance. We operate on the premise that a spontaneous violent attack will stimulate a natural desire to resist, on the part of the victim (supported by research). We educate women about the "fight or flight 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 definitive course of action. We provide effective options by teaching women to take an active role in their own self defense and psychological well being.

R.A.D. System training currently is underway. Class size and frequency are limited to ensure quality training at every level. Contact the Butler University Police Department at 940-9396 for more information or to enroll in R.A.D.

"Women must not depend on the protection of man but must be taught to defend herself."
Susan B. Anthony, 1871

"Confidence is the Unconquerable Enemy of Fear."
Lawrence N. Nadeau

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Department of Public Safety

Butler University Police Department
525 W. Hampton Dr.
Indianapolis, IN 46208
(317) 940-9396
Chief of Staff & Executive Director of Public Safety: Benjamin Hunter
bdhunter@butler.edu