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There are no classes planned for the Spring semester.  Check back later for Summer and Fall offerings.

For more information or to register contact Officer RS Johnson at rsjohnso@radford.edu

Please bring something to drink (water or a sports drink) and a light snack. Make sure to wear work-out type clothing but your shorts should be longer than a full t-shirt (no cropped or low cut shirts) should be worn. Also make sure to wear closed toed shoes (no sandals) and you must be present for all three days.

What is the R.A.D System

The Rape Aggression Defense System is a program of realistic, self-defense tactics and techniques. The R.A.D. System is a comprehensive course for women that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance, while progressing on to the basics of hands-on defense training.

Our courses are taught by certified R.A.D. instructors and provide you with a workbook/reference manual. The R.A.D. System of Physical Defense Program is currently taught at many Colleges and Universities. The growing, wide spread acceptance of this system is primarily due to the ease, simplicity and effectiveness of our tactics, solid research, legal defensibility, and unique teaching methodology. The Rape Aggression Defense System is dedicated to teaching women defensive concepts and techniques against various types of assault, by utilizing easy, effective and proven self-defense/martial arts tactics. Our system of realistic defense will provide a woman with the knowledge to make an educated decision about resistance.

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.


Finally, a Physical Defense Program for women that:

-Has established standards of acceptability for female self-defense programs

-Offers no-nonsense, practical techniques of defense

-Researched the effects of "The Fight or Flight Syndrome"

-Provides static, fluid and dynamic hands on training

-Provides students with a comprehensive Reference Manual

-Certifies Instructors from the community

-Has a litigation defense policy

-Offers state of the art programs at reasonable rates

-Every student receives a lifetime membership policy

-There is no cost for participants

The Program consists of 12 hours of training, which is broken down into five 4 hour blocks. Participants will receive education and physical hands-on training.

Rape Statistics

Every minute in America, there are 1.3 forcible rapes of adult women, 78 each hour 1,871 each day, 56,916 each month 683,000 every year.

1 out of 4 college women reported being sexually assaulted sometime during their four years.

Only 10-16% of rapes are reported

Of 123,850 women reporting rape or attempted rape, 41.3% occurred in the daytime, 58.7% occurred at night.

Women who are forceful about resisting a would-be rapist are less likely to be raped and no more likely to be injured than those who resist weakly or not at all.

In a study of 60 women who were assaulted, women who made absolutely no attempt to resist were all raped. It is only by resisting that women have a chance to avoid being raped.

To sign up or request future classes, contact Radford University Police Department at 540-831-5500.

Program Coordinator:
Officer Robert Johnson, RUPD

Sgt. Chris Fields, RUPD
Michele Jenkins, New Student Programs
Sgt. Chris Hughes, RUPD
Officer Robert Johnson, RUPD
Officer Whitney Gray, RUPD
Communications Officer Cynthia Bain, RUPD


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