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Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) for Women

Basic Self Defense for Women

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THE RAPE AGGRESSION DEFENSE (R.A.D.) SYSTEM is a program of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques for women. The R.A.D. Course is a FREE comprehensive, women-only course that begins with awareness, prevention, risk education, and risk avoidance. After this, the system progresses to the basics of hands-on defense training. However, R.A.D. is not a martial arts program. Our courses are taught by Boston College Police Officers who are nationally-certified R.A.D. instructors.

The Rape Aggression Defense System is dedicated to teaching women defense concepts and techniques against various types of assault. This is done by utilizing easy, effective, and proven self-defense tactics. Our system of realistic defense will provide women with knowledge to make an educated decision about resistance.

Our Instructional Objective is to develop and enhance the options of self-defense, so they may become viable considerations to the woman who is attacked.

The R.A.D. Course consists of a free twelve hours course of instruction. This can be broken up into two days a week, two hours a day for three weeks. It can also be broken up into six hours over two days or any other configuration that works best for your group, and depending on availability of R.A.D Instructors.

The course is not only informative and valuable, but you will also have a lot of fun while learning. In the last class, you will have the opportunity to use all the techniques you have learned in simulated attacks. All students and officers wear protective gear and the student uses techniques learned against the officers who play the role of "attackers."




2013-2014 Training Schedule


Class 1

McElroy Conf. Room (237B)

September 10th , 2013

September 12th , 2013

September 17th,  2013

September 19th , 2013

(Tuesday and Thursday)

     6:00-9:00pm



Class 3

McElroy Conf. Room (237B)

January 21st, 2014

January 23rd, 2014

January 28th, 2014

January 30th, 2014

(Tuesdays and Thursdays)

 6:00-9:00pm



Class 6

McElroy Conf. Room (237B)

March 17th, 2014

March 19th, 2014

March 24th, 2014

March 26th, 2014

(Mondays and Wednesdays)

     6:00-9:00pm



Class 2

McElroy Conf. Room (237B)

December   7th , 2013

December   8th , 2013

December 14th,  2013

December 15th , 2013

(Saturdays and Sundays)

11:00am-2:00pm



Class 4

McElroy Conf. Room (237B)

February 11th, 2014

February 13th, 2014

February 18th, 2014

February 20th, 2014

(Tuesdays and Thursdays)

  11:00am-2:00pm



Class 6

McElroy Conf. Room (237B)

April   5th, 2014

April   6th, 2014

April 12th, 2014

April 13th, 2014

(Saturdays and Sundays)

    11:00am-2:00pm


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