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About RAD

The Rape Aggression Defense System is a program of realistic, self-defense tactics and techniques. This comprehensive course for women 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 colleges and universities. The wide-spread acceptance of this system is primarily due to the ease, simplicity and effectiveness of our tactics, solid research, legal deferability and unique teaching methodology. The Rape Aggression Defense System is dedicated to teaching women defensive concepts and techniques against various types of assault by utilizing easy, effective and proven self-defense tactics. 

Our system of realistic defense will provide a woman with 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 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 requires 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.

For more information about the R.A.D. program, visit the R.A.D Systems WebSite.

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RAD at Princeton University

Rape Aggression Defense System or RAD is a program of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques for women. This course is sponsored by The Department of Public Safety and The Sexual Harassment/Assault/Advising, Resources and Education (SHARE) office at McCosh Health Center.

Each class contains about 20 participants. This program is open to all female members of the greater Princeton community.

This 12 hour program will be held over four dates, meeting for three hours each.


Class Dates - Fall 2012

November 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th Jadwin Gym in the wrestling room from 7 PM to 10 PM.

Future sessions: To be announced.


Registration and Contact Information

To register for classes, please email to princeton-rad@princeton.edu

For more information or to register, contact the Department of Public Safety or SHARE. Contacts are listed below:

Department of Public Safety: 258-5772

SHARE (Sexual Harassment/Assault/Advising, Resources and Education) Office at McCosh Health Center: 258-3310.

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