Rape Aggression Defense System (R.A.D.)    

The Rape Aggression Defense System (RAD) is a program of realistic, self-defense tactics and techniques. The RAD System is a comprehensive course for women that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance, while progressing on to the basics of hands-on defense training. RAD is not a Martial Arts program. Courses are taught by certified RAD Instructors and provide you with a workbook/reference manual.rad-defense-image.jpg This manual outlines the entire Physical Defense Program for reference and continuous personal growth. The RAD Systems of Physical Defense is currently being taught at many Colleges and Universities. The growing, wide-spread acceptance of this system is primarily due to the ease, simplicity and effectiveness of the tactics, solid research, legal defensibility and unique teaching methodology. The Rape Aggression Defense System is dedicated to teaching women defensive concepts and techniques against various types of assault, by utilizing easy, effective and proven self-defense/martial arts tactics. Our system of realistic defense will provide a woman with the knowledge to make an educated decision about resistance.

The program operates on the premise that a spontaneous violent attack will stimulate a natural desire to resist on the part of the victim (supported by research). Women are educated about "The Flight or Fight Syndrome," while showing them that enhancing their option of physical defense is not only prudent, but a necessity if natural resistance is to be effective.

Safety and survival in today's world requires a definite course of action. This program provides effective options by teaching women to take an active role in their own self-defense and psychological well-being.


self-defense-image.jpgRape Aggression Defense System -- finally a physical defense program for women that:

  • Has established the standard for female self-defense programs;
  • Offers no-nonsense, practical techniques of defense;
  • Researched the effects of "The Flight or Fight Syndrome";
  • Offers advanced self-defense courses that build upon the physical defense system;
  • Provides realistic and dynamic hands-on training;
  • Provides students with a comprehensive Reference Manual;
  • Certifies Instructors from the community;
  • Has a litigation defense policy;
  • Offers state-of-the-art programs at reasonable rates;
  • Every student receives a lifetime free return and practice membership policy

Our free program is a multi-agency endeavor with instructors from the Jefferson City Police Department, Lincoln University Police Department, and the Cole County Sheriff's Office providing the (12 hours) of training. 

For more information please contact: (573) 681-5555 

You must be able to attend all the classes. Please check back for upcoming dates.

LU is dedicated to keeping the training environment free of competition and intimidation, which can be made more difficult by the presence of men, especially for women with a history of sexual victimization. Since the physical defense training R.A.D. does involve a fair amount of bodily contact, we keep the class sexually separated under Title IX of the U.S. Code, subpart D 106.34, dated July 1, 1992, which specifically outlines the separation of the sexes in physical education classes involving bodily contact.