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Rape Aggression Defense

The Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) System is dedicated to teaching women defensive concepts and techniques against various types of assault by utilizing easy, effective and proven self-defense and martial arts tactics. The R.A.D. System of physical defense is currently being taught at many colleges and universities. 

For more information, please call 410-777-2096.

The R.A.D. System is a comprehensive course for women taught by certified R.A.D. Instructors. The system begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance while progressing on to the basics of hands-on self-defense training. 

Our system of realistic defense provides the knowledge to make an educated decision about resistance. We operate on the premise that a spontaneous violent attack will stimulate a natural desire to resist on the part of the victim (supported by research) and discuss the "Fight or Flight Syndrome" at length.  


WMI-317 (Sec. 101) - RAD Systems 
February 10 to March 9 
Wednesday Evenings 
6:00PM to 8:30PM
Arnold Campus, CALT 103

Learn realistic self-defense tactics and techniques for females ages 12 and older.  Develop strategies such as awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance.  Progress to the basics of hands-on self defense. 
(For female students ages 12-15 accompanied by a registered female adult.) 
Fee: $62 + $7 fee

To register for this program, if you have taken a class at AACC in the past you can use MyAACC, or use the noncredit class schedule and register in-person, by mail or fax.


  • 1 Out of every 4 college women polled was sexually assaulted during four years at college. (Ms. Magazine Study on Sexual Assault and Rape)
  • Between 1973 and 1987, (14 years), over 2.3 million reported sexual assaults in the United States. 71% of these victims avoided being raped by taking self-protective measures. (United States Dept. of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics)


In 1988, rape victims took self-protective measures in 86.7% of the cases. "Rape victims were more likely to defend themselves than assault or robbery victims." (Criminal Victimization in the U. S., 1988)


"The most often used strategy for evaders (of rape) appears to have been a combination of screaming and use of physical resistance." (Bart, P. & O'Brien, P. 1985) (Stopping Rape: Successful Survival Strategies. Pergamon Press, New York)