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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.

This comprehensive course for women is 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. 

Female students ages 12-15 must be accompanied by a registered female adult.


WMI-317 Rape Aggression Defense System

How to Enroll

The courses on this page are noncredit, meaning you won’t earn college credit toward a degree. You don’t need to apply. Just choose a program or course that interests you, and check the noncredit schedule for a class that fits your schedule. Note the course number, section number and start date and register through our online portal, MyAACC.

For help, email or call the Instructional Support Center at 410-777-2325.

Find a course using our online course search.

Learn more about registering for noncredit courses.