The basis of the Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) system is realistic self defense for Women (not a martial arts program). It provides women and young girls with an environment to nurture and develop positive skills, attitudes, belief in self and physical fitness. It is structured as a WOMEN ONLY course and taught by certified R.A.D. instructors. The three focuses are: Risk Reduction, Physical Defense and Dynamic Simulation. Students are provided with a course booklet for practice and reference. The booklet outlines the entire course and remains with the student upon course completion for growth and development. Each student, upon successful completion of the R.A.D. course, is a lifetime member and may return FREE to courses offered around the country (with their student manual signed by the R.A.D. instructor).
If you have questions about RAD, please contact ISU Police at (309) 438-8631.
This program was created with the generous support of the ISU Parents Advisory Board and University Health Education Coordinating Council.
This course is limited in size and registrants will be selected on a first come, first serve basis. Please review your schedule before registering as participants are required to attend ALL scheduled training dates and times for a total of 12 hours. We teach this program using repetition which promotes muscle memory. Attendance to all sessions is important as each session builds upon the last and repeats throughout the program.
This course is only available for the schedule dates and times below. Although we would like to, this program is not available upon request for individual groups as it takes more than one session to complete. We do encourage your group to participate in the scheduled sessions.
The next class available will be Fall 2017, sometime in August/September.
Please check back and register once the dates/times are posted.
***This Program is FREE and requires no equipment - just attendance!!***
We have provided a brief survey for you to complete which will help us better serve our faculty, staff, students, and community to further assist us in our programming. Please complete the short Personal Safety/Self Defense Survey