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Rape Aggression Defense Program

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 Enroll now in the landmark self-defense program that is taught at colleges and universities in over 40 states and Canada. The Rape Aggression Defense System is comprised of easy to learn proven effective physical tactics that may enable you to survive the violent encounter that awaits 1 in 3 women. This dynamic, hands-on program was designed for the average woman, beginning with awareness, risk reduction, avoidance and overall prevention. Then, basic techniques are taught in an enjoyable format by certified instructors.

RAD (Rape Aggression Defense) is a program of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques for women. The RAD system is a comprehensive, women-only course of instruction that begins with awareness, prevention, risk, and risk avoidance. It then progresses to teaching hands-on self-defense training, but it is not a martial arts program.

The course is taught by nationally-certified RAD instructors, and provides each student with a workbook and manual. The manual outlines the entire physical defense program which facilities women students' personal growth, and further serves as an information source after completion of the course.

The RAD System's instructional objective is to develop and enhance the options of self-defense, so such options become viable considerations to the woman who might be attacked. RAD is a twelve-hour course, which is broken up into three, four-hour evening sessions.  On the last session the students have a chance to use their new skills in a carefully controlled dynamic simulation. The simulation is not mandatory.

Once graduating from RAD, students can return and practice their self-defense skills at any location where RAD is offered. Therefore, the women participants acquire self-defense skills in a relatively short period of time, and, moreover, are offered the opportunity to relearn, master, and practice these skills throughout their lives.

At Florida Gulf Coast University, RAD classes are open to all women. The class is free for all to attend, please click the enroll button above to enroll to hold the seat for class.


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