What is R.A.D.?

The Rape Aggression Defense System is a program of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques for women. The R.A.D. 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. R.A.D. is not a Martial Arts program. Our courses are taught by nationally certified R.A.D. Instructors and provide each student with a workbook/reference manual. This manual outlines the entire Physical Defense Program for reference and continuous personal growth, and is the key to our free lifetime return and practice policy for R.A.D. graduates.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Do you need any prior experience to attend this class? Do I need to be in top physical shape to participate?
    No. This program is designed for the average woman with no previous experience or background in physical skills training.
  2. Is there a program in my area?
    Yes. The St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office conducts training at least once a month.
  3. What is the cost of a basic program?
    The cost for the program is $25 and is non-refundable. The registration fee and signup is located at the Sheriff’s Office, located at 1170 Michigan Road, Port Huron Township.
  4. Is this program one person's opinion?
    The RAD program as it appears today is a result of the contributions of many RAD instructors across the United States and Canada.
  5. How many women have taken this program?
    To date, over 250,000 women have attended RAD Basic Physical Defense Program.
  6. How long is this program?
    The Basic Physical Defense program is eight hours of training (plus one hour for lunch).
  7. Can I bring my younger daughter with me?
    Yes. It is very common for mothers and daughters to attend this program together. In addition to developing and enhancing their options of self-defense, it seems to be a great bonding experience for them.

Program Dates

R.A.D. training is currently planned to be held once each month on Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. through 5 p.m. If you wish to take this training, e-mail Deputy Steve Campau. He will then contact you by e-mail with the next available training. The training is limited to 20 women for each session.