The Rape Aggression Defense 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).
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1. Do you need any prior experience to attend this class? Do I need to be in top physical shape to participate?
No. This program is designed for the average woman with no previous experience or background in physical skills training.
2. Is there a program in my area?
Please check the Program Locator section on this website.
3. What is the cost of a basic program?
The average cost for the Basic Physical Defense program for women is about $45, this is a one time fee and participants my repeat the class free for life. R.A.D. is the only existing program with a free lifetime return and practice policy, honored throughout both the US and Canada. Ki Intervention offers scholarships on a case by case basis for those who can’t afford the class. No woman or her daughter will be turned down because of lack of funds. The information is far more important than the tuition.
4. Is this program one person’s opinion?
The RAD program as it appears today is a result of the contributions of many RAD instructors across the United States and Canada.
5. How many women have taken this program?
To date, over 250,000 women have attended RAD Basic Physical Defense Program.
6. How long is this program?
The Basic Physical Defense program is a minimum of nine hours up to a semester long for those instructors who teach for college credit.
7. Can I bring my younger daughter with me?
Yes. It is very common for mothers and daughters to attend this program together. In addition to developing and enhancing their options of self-defense, it seems to be a great bonding experience for them.
8. What are the requirements to become an instructor?
Any woman with the desire to share this information with other women may become an Instructor. Men who wish to become RAD Instructors must have a law enforcement background or be willing to submit to a background investigation.
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