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Discover a new way to take care of yourself! Our empowering self defense courses are designed to give you the fundamental skills for defending yourself in violent situations. You will have the opportunity to work with certified instructors who will teach you defense techniques through hands-on, simulated scenarios. 

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 system begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance while progressing on to the basics of hands-on self-defense training. The R.A.D. System of physical defense is currently being taught at many colleges and universities. Note: 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. 

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.