Established in 1989, the Rape Aggression Defense System is a program of realistic, self-defense tactics and techniques. Taught throughout North America, the RAD 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.


R.A.D. is not a Martial Arts Program.


Courses are taught by certified R.A.D. instructors and provide students with a workbook/reference manual. This manual outlines the entire Physical Defense Program for reference and continuous personal growth.


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 dedidcated to teaching women concepts and techniques against various types of assaults by utilizing easy, effective and proven self-defense/martial arts techniques.


Our system of realistic defense will provide a woman with knowledge to make an educated decision about resistance.


Be Aware... Develop Your Options... Don't Be Victimized By Fear.