Eastern Michigan University
Rape Aggression Defense (RAD)
- Rape Aggression Defense Systems Credit courses are LBC approved.
- R.A.D. is a 1-credit course scheduled for Summer, Fall and Winter semesters. Check the on-line course registration schedules for date/times offered.
- R.A.D. teaches women defensive concepts and techniques against various types of assault.
- R.A.D concentrates on awareness, prevention, risk reduction, avoidance and personal growth.
- R.A.D. focuses on self-defense and martial arts, no nonsense practical techniques, fight or flight syndrome and hands-on training.
- R.A.D. focus on self-esteem and self-confidence.
- R.A.D. is a female only participant course.
Self Defense Education
Could you effectively defend yourself if attacked?
- BE AWARE...1 OUT OF EVERY 4 COLLEGE WOMEN POLLED WAS SEXUALLY ASSAULTED DURING FOUR YEARS AT COLLEGE (Ms. Magazine study on sexual assault and rape).
- BETWEEN 1973 AND 1987 (14 YEARS), OVER 2.3 MILLION WOMEN REPORTED SEXUAL ASSAULTS IN THE UNITED STATES. 71% OF THESE VICTIMS AVOIDED BEING RAPED BY TAKING SELF PROTECTIVE MEASURES (United States Department of Justice, Bureau of justice Statistics).
What is the RAD System?
The Rape Aggression Defense System (RAD) is a program of realistic, self-defense tactics and techniques. 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. RAD is not a Martial Arts program. Our courses are taught by certified RAD instructors and provide you with a workbook/reference manual. This manual outlines the entire physical defense program for reference and continuous personal growth.
The RAD system of physical defense is currently being taught at many Universities and colleges. The growing and 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 RAD system is dedicated to teaching women defensive concepts and techniques against various types of assault by utilizing easy, effective and proven self-defense/martial arts tactics. Our system of realistic defense will provide a woman with the knowledge to make an educated decision about resistance. We operate on the premise that a spontaneous violent attack will stimulate a natural desire to resist on the part of the victim (supported by research). We educate women about, "The Fight or Flight 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 and escape. We provide effective options by teaching women to take an active role in their own self-defense and psychological well being.
10 Reasons Why RAD Is On The Cutting Edge of Self Defense Systems
1. Has established the standard for female self-defense programs.
2. Offers no-nonsense, practical techniques of defense.
3. Researched the effects of the "Fight or Flight Syndrome."
4. Offers advanced self-defense courses that build upon the physical defense system.
5. Provides realistic and dynamic hands on training.
6. Provides students with a comprehensive reference manual.
7. Certifies instructors from the community.
8. Has a litigation defense policy.
9. Offers state of the art programs.
10. Every student receives a lifetime membership policy.
For additional information contact Officer Candace Dorsey at:
734.487.0987 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) Instructor Certification Course
**(THERE ARE NO CERTIFICATION COURSES CURRENTLY BEING OFFERED)**
This course is designed for individuals interested in teaching women basic physical skills to protect them selves. Instructors certified from this course, will teach women options on how to defend themselves against sexual assault and assault type behaviors.
Male and Female instructors are sought.
The next scheduled RAD Instructor Certification Course is:
Classes begin at
Registration due date is
302 funded & IACLEA member discounts apply.
Registration forms can be faxed to 734.480.4847 or mailed to EMU P.D.-RAD, 1200 Oakwood Street, Ypsilanti, MI. 48197, ATTN: Officer Candace Dorsey
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