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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. R.A.D. offers a free lifetime return and practice policy for R.A.D. graduates. For more information about R.A.D. please visit their website.

R.A.D at Simmons: Courses are available to all female students, faculty, and staff. R.A.D. is easy to learn, easy to retain, and easy to employ during confrontational situations. The course consists of approximately 12 hours of awareness, prevention, risk-reduction strategies, and physical self-defense. All of this culminates in the final session where students participate in a realistic simulation exercise and are able to practice what they learned. To learn more about RAD, please call 617-521-2248 or email