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RAD Training



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2601 Providence Dr # 114
Anchorage, Alaska 99508

Phone: 907-786-1120
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Due to COVID-19 Closures and Protocols RAD Classes are currently suspended
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The Rape Aggression Defense  (R.A.D.) Basic Personal Defense System 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 with any R.A.D. instructor in the US and Canada.

The widespread acceptance of the R.A.D. system is due to the ease, simplicity, and effectiveness of our tactics, solid research, legal defensibility, and unique teaching methodology. R.A.D. is the only self-defense program endorsed by the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA).

R.A.D. Objectives

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

  • Somewhere in America, a woman is sexually assaulted every two minutes, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

  • Approximately 68 percent of rape victims knew their assailant. [Violence against women. Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Dept of Justice, 1994]

  • Safety and survival in today's world requires a definite course of action. We provide effective options by teaching women to take an active role in their own self-defense and psychological well-being.

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