About the Program
Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) is a program of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques for women, 12 years of age and up. The R.A.D. System is a comprehensive, women-only course that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and risk avoidance, and progresses on to the basics of hands-on defense training. R.A.D. is not a Martial Arts program. The R.A.D. system is dedicated to teaching women defensive concepts and techniques against various types of assault, by using easy, effective, and proven self-defense tactics. This system of realistic defense provides a woman with the knowledge to make an educated decision about resistance.
Nationally certified R.A.D. instructors, which include City Police Officers, teach the course. Courses are offered as four sessions which each last about 3 hours. This class is offered free as a public service of the police department. This class requires a commitment to attend all sessions.
If you are interested in registering for the course, please contact Kathleen Dempsey
. The instructor will ask for your full name, street mailing address, age if you are under 18, and confirmation that you are available to attend all four evenings of the next course.