Rape Aggression Defense for Women (R.A.D.)
The Department of Public Safety will be conducting a FREE course, R.A.D. (Rape Aggression Defense), a women’s self-defense course, taught by UMass Boston Police Officers.
This course is conducted in a friendly and comfortable environment. R.A.D. consists of lecture, physical training and an optional real life simulation. This course is twelve hours in length and is conducted over a four-day period.
The Rape Aggression Defense System is a program of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques for women. The R.A.D. system is a comprehensive, women-only course that begins with awareness, prevention, risk-reduction and risk avoidance, while progressing to the basics of hands on defensive training. R.A.D. is not a martial arts program. Our course is taught by nationally certified R.A.D. instructors and each student is provided 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 schedule for this class is:
For more information, call 617.287.7799, or email Officer Matthew.Coviello@umb.edu
For disability-related accommodations, including dietary accommodations, please visit www.ada.umb.edu two weeks prior to the event.