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Rape Aggression Defense Program (R.A.D.)

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R.A.D. for Women

The Cornerstone of R.A.D. Systems, the Basic Physical Defense course has its foundations in education and awareness. The course includes lecture, discussion and self-defense techniques suitable for women of all ages and abilities. Classes range from a minimum of nine to 12 hours+ in length, depending on the Instructor.

R.A.D. Advanced Self Defense

Builds on techniques and strategies from the Basic class. This program also covers more prone defense strategies, multiple subject encounters, and even low and diffused light simulation exercises.

Minimum of 25 hours. Participants must have already completed the Basic Physical Defense course.


R.A.D. Keychain Defense Options

The R.A.D. Keychain Defense Options course is one of the only realistic and court-defensible impact weapons programs available for the general public. Combining proven R.A.D. Physical Defense strategies with revolutionary impact weapons defense techniques makes this program a worthy addition to the R.A.D. System.

Realistic employment, combat effectiveness, "light impact", fluid transitions and even simulation training exercises are all part of this program. This program revolves around use of the Kubaton in conjunction with weapon-enhanced physical skills. "No Flash and Trash" techniques here, only the best of the best!

Minimum of three hours for participants, four with simulation. Participants must have already completed the Basic Physical Defense Program.

R.A.D. for Women Class Sessions

All classes will be held in the Department of Public Safety, 3201 Arch Street. Drexel I.D. Required. Some materials maybe required for purchase. For information contact Karen Sams at 215.895.1609 or Use the form below to register.


Session I
(10 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.)
Session II
(1 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.)
Session III
(5 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.)
Class 1 Tuesday, April 11 Monday, April 10 Tuesday, April 11
Class 2 Friday, April 14 Wednesday, April 12 Thursday, April 13
Class 3 Tuesday, April 18 Monday, April 17 Tuesday, April 18
Class 4 Friday, April 21 Wednesday, April 19 Thursday, April 20
Class 5 Tuesday, April 25 Monday, April 24 Tuesday, April 25
Class 6 Friday, April 28 Wednesday, April 26 Thursday, April 27
Participants must select 1 session.
Participants MUST complete all* 6 classes within their session.
Class sessions run in sequence for easy make-up.
Session must have at least 4 participants.
Some materials maybe required for purchase.

Ten Reasons Why RAD System is on the Cutting Edge of Self-Defense Training

  • Has established the standard for female self-defense programs.
  • Offers no-nonsense, practical techniques of defense.
  • Researched the effects of "The Fight or Flight Syndrome."
  • Offers advanced self-defense courses that build upon the physical defense system.
  • Provides realistic and dynamic hands-on training.
  • Provides students with a comprehensive Reference Manual.
  • Certified instructors from the community.
  • Has a litigation defense policy.
  • Offers state of the art programs at reasonable rates.
  • Every student receives a lifetime membership policy.

R.A.D. is free! Register for classes below.

(Cell phone preferred in case of changes.)