Self Defense Course for female WSU Students, Staff & Faculty

Beginning in September of each year and continuing through the academic year, the Wayne State University Police Department will host the Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) classes for female students, staff and faculty members.

The Rape Aggression Defense system is a program of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques for women. The R.A.D. System is a comprehensive course that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance, while progressing on to the basics of hands-on self defense. The RAD program is taught nationwide and its widespread acceptance is primarily due to the ease, simplicity and effectiveness of R.A.D. tactics, solid research, legal defensibility and unique teaching methodology.

Taught by several male and female WSU Police Officers, who are also nationally certified RAD instructors, this program is a 13 hour women’s self defense course that has been internationally recognized as an effective and easy-to-learn personal safety tool. Each class consists of four separate sessions that cover a variety of topics; including personal safety and safety awareness, physical defense techniques, and aggressive defense measures to be used as options, available to the woman who is attacked.

The last session (Simulation Night) allows you to test your new skills and techniques to defend yourself in three simulated attacks. All RAD classes are open to women only. Husbands, boyfriends or other males will not be allowed to attend or view this training. RAD classes are scheduled monthly and RAD Class announcements will be made via CampusWatch emails. If you are interested in taking our RAD class, keep your eye on future CampusWatch emails for RAD class dates and times.

Cost of this 13 hour/4 session course is $25.00. Complete the course and at the end of the fourth session (Simulation Night), you will receive your RAD Course Completion certificate and get your $25.00 Registration fee returned to you. This makes the RAD course free of charge!

For more information, contact the Wayne State Police Crime Prevention Section at 313-577-6064.

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