Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College
Public Safety

Overview of RAD System

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, before progressing to the basics of hands-on defense training. RAD is not a Martial Arts program. The courses are taught by Public Safety personnel who are certified RAD Instructors. Students receive a workbook/reference manual, which outlines the entire physical defense Program, for reference and continuous personal growth.

The Rape Aggression Defense System is dedicated to teaching women defensive concepts and techniques against various types of assaults, by utilizing easy, effective and proven self-defense/martial arts tactics. This system of realistic defense provides a woman with the knowledge to make an educated decision about resistance.

The premise of this training is that a spontaneous violent attack will stimulate a natural desire to resist, on the part of the victim (supported by research). We educate women about the "The Fight or Flight Syndrome", while showing them that enhancing their options of physical defense is not only prudent, but necessary, if natural resistance is to be effective.

Safety and survival in today's world requires a definite course of action. We provide effective options by teaching women to take an active role in their own self-defense and psychological well being.

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