Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) Program

The Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) system is a program of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques for women. The RAD 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. RAD is not a Martial Arts program.
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Instructional Objective


"To develop and enhance the options of self-defense, so they may become viable considerations to the woman who is attacked."

A typical Lebanon Police RAD class consists of 4, 3 hour classes. The first session is classroom oriented in nature and used as a building block for the program. The second and third sessions are hands‐on, practical instruction in physical tactics to use if attacked. The last session is a simulation where participants use the tactics on a person wearing a "red suit" so the person can fully practice what she has learned.

Basic RAD Classes


If you would like to participate or be added to an email list to be notified of any upcoming classes, please email Elizabeth Beraldi.