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
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