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RAD - Rape Aggression Defense Program


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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 suitable for women of all ages and abilities. Classes range from a minimum of nine to twelve hours plus in length, depending on the Instructor. - WOMEN ONLY


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 twenty-five (25) hours. Participants must have already completed the Basic Physical Defense Program - BASIC RAD FOR WOMEN REQUIRED


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 (3) hours for participants, four (4) with simulation.

Participants must have already completed the Basic Physical Defense Program. - BASIC RAD FOR WOMEN REQUIRED


Participants will have the opportunity to: raise their awareness of aggressive behavior, recognize how aggressive behavior impacts their lives, learn steps to avoid aggressive behavior, consider how they can be part of reducing aggression and violence, and practice hands-on self-defense skills to resist and escape aggressive behavior directed toward them. This program is designed to empower participants to make safer choices when confronted with aggressive behavior.

It is a minimum nine (9) hour program, twelve (12) hours plus with simulation. - MEN ONLY

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.


***Some materials maybe required for purchase***

All classes will be held in the Department of Public Safety, 3201 Arch Street – Drexel I.D. Required.  For information contact Karen Sams @

*****Must Complete all  sessions****

 For information about RAD, please contact Karen Sams at 215.895.1609

2016-2017 Class Schedule
Fall Sessions:


Winter Sessions:

Session I
Saturday, January 14 (10:00 – 5:00)

Session II
Monday, January 23 – 5:30
Repeat:  Wednesday, January 25

Monday, January 30 – 5:30
Repeat:  Wednesday, February 1

Monday, February 13 – 5:30
Repeat:  Wednesday, February 15

Monday, February 20 – 5:30
Repeat:  Wednesday, February 22

Session III
Saturday, March 4 (10:00 – 5:00)

Spring Sessions:

Summer Series: 


To sign up for future classes register below.

(Cell phone preferred in case of changes.)