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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.

For information about RAD, please contact Karen Sams at 215.895.1609

2015-2016 Class Schedule
Fall Sessions:

Session #1
Wednesday, September 30 – 6:00 – 9:00PM
Key Chain Defense – Basic RAD Training Required (Women Only)

Session #2
Saturday, October 3 – 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Basic RAD Training – Women Only

Session #3
October 5 & 7  - 5:00 PM – 9:30 PM (Monday, Wednesday)
Basic RAD Training – Women Only

Session #4
October 13 & 15 – 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Basic RAD Training – Men Only

Session #5
October 20 & 22 – 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Basic RAD Training – Women Only

Session #6
October 24 – 10:00AM – 2:00 PM
Key Chain Defense – Returning RAD Students (Women Only)

Session #7
November 2, 3, & 4 – 6:00PM – 9:00PM
RAD for MEN – Men Only

Session #8
November 5 – 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Advance RAD Training – Women Only

Basic RAD training for Women Required

Session #9
Saturday, November 14 – 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Key Chain Defense for Women

Basic RAD for Women Required

Session #10
December 2 – 6:00 PM – 10:00PM
Key Chain Defense for Women

Basic RAD for Women Required


Simulation Session #1
Wednesday, October 28 – 6:00PM – 9:00PM

Simulation Session #2
Wednesday, November 18 – 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM


Winter Sessions:
No Classes Scheduled at this time
Spring Sessions:
  No Classes Scheduled at this time

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(Cell phone preferred in case of changes.)