Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) Program

About R.A.D.

The Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) system is a program of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques for women. The RAD 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. RAD is not a Martial Arts program.

Our Instructional Objective

"To develop and enhance the options of self-defense, so they may become viable considerations to the woman who is attacked."

A typical Lebanon Police RAD class consists of 4, 3 hour classes. The first session is classroom oriented in nature and used as a building block for the program. The second and third sessions are hands‐on, practical instruction in physical tactics to use if attacked. The last session is a simulation where participants use the tactics on a person wearing a "red suit" so the person can fully practice what she has learned.

Common Questions

Q. Do I need any prior experience to attend this class? Do I need to be in top physical shape to participate? 
A. No. This program is designed for the average woman with no previous experience or background in physical skills training. We believe R.A.D. is a valuable experience to train women in tactics to help protect themselves.


If you would like to participate or be added to a list to be notified of any upcoming classes, please complete our R.A.D. Registration form
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