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UPD offers basic physical defense for women; next class is Nov. 9-10 and 17

by Kathleen McCoy  |   

The Rape Aggression Defense System (R.A.D.) is a program of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques for women, offered through the University Police Department (UPD).

The R.A.D. System is a comprehensive, women-only course that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and risk avoidance, while progressing on to the basics of hands-on defense training.

R.A.D. is not a Martial Arts program. Our courses are taught by nationally certified R.A.D. instructors and provide each student with a workbook/reference manual. This manual outlines the entire Physical Defense Program for reference and continuous personal growth, and is the key to our free lifetime return and practice policy for R.A.D. graduates.

The next classes will be offered:

  • Oct. 12-13 and 20 at 7 p.m. (PER-CRN:73182, Sec. 602)
  • Nov. 9-10 and 17 at 7 p.m. (PER-CRN: 73183, Sec. 603)

Register online at Class size is limited.

For more information, please visit the UPD's R.A.D. System Web site.


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