The Rape Aggression Defense System is a program of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques for women. The R.A.D. 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. R.A.D. is not a Martial Arts program. Our courses are taught by nationally certified R.A.D. Instructors and provide each student with a workbook/reference manual. This manual outlines the entire Physical Defense Program for reference and continuous personal growth, and is the key to our free lifetime return and practice policy for R.A.D. graduates.
The R.A.D. System of women’s self defense balances the need of women to acquire self defense education in a relatively short period of time by providing short term training opportunities in a progressive building block format. Combined with R.A.D.'s trademark Lifetime Return and Practice Policy each student will participate in basic hands on self defense techniques accompanied by a crime prevention and risk reduction lecture. The class is taught by members of the Mt. Juliet Police Department. This twelve hour course of instruction, taught over four days of three hour increments will provide a basic knowledge of self defense and crime prevention education. Please feel free to review the additional information provided as well as the website for the R.A.D System at www.rad-systems.com
R.A.D. Basic Physical Defense Course
The cornerstone of R.A.D. Systems, this course has its foundations in education and awareness. The course includes lecture, discussion and self defense techniques. It's suitable for women of all ages and abilities. Classes range from a total of 9 to 12 hours over 3 or 4 days, depending on the Instructor.
Below are some simulation videos from the RAD Conference, July 2000. These are examples of what typical students can realistically be expected to be able to do by the end of their Basic class.
R.A.D. Systems: Frequently Asked Questions
Do you need any prior experience to attend this class? Do I need to be in top physical shape to participate?
No. This program is designed for the average woman with no previous experience or background in physical skills training.
What is the cost of a basic program?
The cost for the Basic Physical Defense program for women is about $25. The Mt. Juliet Police Department currently offers this program free of charge as a community service.
Is this program one person's opinion?
The RAD program as it appears today is a result of the contributions of many RAD instructors across the United States and Canada.
How many women have taken this program?To date, over 250,000 women have attended RAD Basic Physical Defense Program.
How long is this program?
The Basic Physical Defense program is taught within a twelve hour curriculum and is normally instructed over a duration of two days with six hours of instruction on each day.
Can I bring my younger daughter with me?
Yes. It is very common for mothers and daughters to attend this program together. In addition to developing and enhancing their options of self-defense, it seems to be a great bonding experience for them.
When are classes offered by the Mt. Juliet Police Department?
The Mt. Juliet Police Department currently offers a Basic Self Defense course twice a year usually in the Fall and the Spring. There are exceptions made when there is a group of women that are interested in having a class together such as a girl scout troop, civic group, or workplace group etc.
Who do I contact to register for an upcoming R.A.D Course?Register Online Here: RAD Online Registration
All upcoming classes are full. However, feel free to complete the online registration. We will contact you with the next available class. Thank you.
FTO Katie Collett
Officer Lance Schneider