Course Descriptions

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The basic course requires a minimum of 12 hours of instruction
The class expands over three days, broken up into 3 different sessions

Session 1:
Utilizing the R.A.D. student manual, students will be involved in a discussion of risk reduction strategies, date rape, continuum of survival, defensive strategies, and the basic principal of defense. We also discuss the pros and cons of defense weaponry, how to develop a defensive mindset, understanding offensive and defensive postures, recognizing vulnerable locations and utilizing personal weapons.

Session 2:
Participating students will begin the process of hands on training. The techniques utilized by R.A.D. Systems are based on simple gross motor skills and are developed to the point that they become instinctual through repetition. Students will have the opportunity to use these techniques in dynamic impact training by striking padded equipment held by instructors. All techniques target a single attacker. Participating students will continue to refine the skills previously learned with “practice, practice, practice.”

Session 3:
Students will then participate in “simulated assaulted” scenarios with R.A.D. instructors, who along with participants, wear state to the art protective gear specially designed for this training. Women have the opportunity to utilize their skills in a safe training environment.



Advanced Self Defense, “Beyond the Basics” is combining techniques with gross muscle movements and focusing on combat flow from one technique to the next.

The Advanced Self Defense Program is easy to learn (for someone who is proficient with the basic skills) and is designed to serve as an extension of the basic program. The program is taught in component block modules and is offered monthly by Certified Advanced R.A.D. Instructors.

*** The R.A.D. Basic Physical Defense System Program is a prerequisite for participating in this program.

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