» Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D) Program


The national standard in self-defense Instructor Certification, R.A.D., is internationally recognized for programming quality and organizational commitment to excellence. R.A.D. Systems balance the need to acquire self-defense education in a relatively short period of time, with the lifelong commitment required for physical skill mastery. How? By providing short-term training opportunities in a progressive building block format.


The Rape Aggression Defense Program is a system of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques. The R.A.D. System is not a Martial Arts program; it is a comprehensive course for women that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction, and avoidance while progressing on the basics of hands-on defense training.

Nationally certified R.A.D. instructors teach the courses and provide a workbook/reference manual outlining the entire Physical Defense Program for reference and continuous personal growth.

The R.A.D. System of Physical Defense is currently being taught at many Colleges and Universities and has widespread acceptance primarily due to the ease, simplicity, and effectiveness of its tactics, solid research, legal defensibility, and unique teaching methodology.

The Rape Aggression Defense System is dedicated to teaching defensive concepts and techniques against various types of assault by utilizing easy, effective, and proven self-defense/martial arts tactics. This system of realistic defense will provide the knowledge to make an educated decision about resistance. We educate our students about "The Flight or Fight Syndrome" while showing them that enhancing their option of physical defense is not only prudent, but a necessity if natural resistance is to be effective.

Safety and survival in today's world require 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.

R.A.D. is the only self-defense program ever endorsed by the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA), the National Academy of Defense Education, the National Self-Defense Institute (NSDI), and Redman Training Gear.


Students may sign up for the class by following this link to complete the waiver liability form, automatically placing them on an enrollment list for available classes: Sign up for enrollment. For more information, please email the Public Safety R.A.D. instructors at rad@groups.chapman.edu. Please note that space is limited.