Virginia Tech Police Department

Rape Aggression Defense

A RAD student sparing with an instructor

A RAD student sparing with an instructor

The Rape Aggression Defense System below is a 12 hour course for females only. If you would like to have a 1 1/2 hour presentation for groups or a one-on-one presentation on personal, property and residential safety, please send email to Officer Daniel Guilliams with your request (both males and females). A date, time, and location will then be set for the presentation by Officer Daniel Guilliams.

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Rape Aggression Defense

The Rape Aggression Defense System is a program of realistic, self-defense tactics and techniques. The RAD System is a comprehensive course for women that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance, while progressing on to the basics of hands-on defense training. RAD is not a Martial Arts program. Our course is taught by certified RAD Instructors. The RAD System of Physical Defense is currently being taught at many Colleges and Universities. The growing, wide spread acceptance of this system is primarily due to the ease, simplicity and effectiveness of our tactics, solid research, legal defensibility and unique teaching methodology. The Rape Aggression Defense System is dedicated to teaching women defensive concepts and techniques against various type of assault, by utilizing easy, effective and proven self-defense/martial arts tactics. Our system of realistic defense will provide a woman with the knowledge to make an educated decision about resistance. Classes will run from 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm at the Residence Life Resource Officer Office in Dietrick Hall.