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Rape Aggression Defense Program

R.A.D Basic Physical Defense for Women

R.A.D (Rape Aggression Defense) Systems is a system of defense for women. It advocates realistic employable tactics and techniques. It is a comprehensive course, for women, that focuses on awareness, prevention, risk reduction, strategies and avoidance in conjunction with carefully selected defensive training tactics.

R.A.D. Systems is dedicated to teaching women defensive concepts and techniques against various types of assault, by utilizing easy, effective and proven self-defense tactics. This system of realistic defense will provide a woman with the knowledge to make an educated decision about resistance.

The R.A.D Basic Physical Defense classes, educate and train women specifically how to defend themselves physically from a sexual assault attack. The classes are for women only and are taught by University Police officers and staff who are trained and certified to teach the R.A.D. Systems program.

  • RAD classes are offered through BYU Continuing Education Department.
  • RAD classes, SWELL 155, Self Defense (RAD), are credited classes, offered Fall and Winter semesters.
  • A fee of $35.00 per person will be required which includes 2 manuals and a kubaton.
  • You may pay with a credit card or through BYU's My Financial Center. We do not accept cash.

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For more information please contact one of the following instructors:
Officer Richard Laursen (801) 422-2222 Richard_laursen@byu.edu , Amy Andrus (801) 380-9109 amy_andrus@byu.edu , or Katrina Bricker (801) 422-2383 katrina_bricker@byu.edu .

Picture of RAD Student and Aggressor in Knee Strike
Picture of RAD Student and Aggressor in Elbow Strike
Picture of RAD Student and Aggressor in Striking Motion