RAD - Rape Aggression Defense
The Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D) System is a program of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques for women. The R.A.D. System is a comprehensive, women-only course that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and risk avoidance, while progressing on to the basics of hands-on defense training. R.A.D. is not a Martial Arts program. Our courses are taught by nationally certified R.A.D. Instructors and provide each student with a workbook/reference manual. This manual outlines the entire Physical Defense Program for reference and continuous personal growth, and is the key to our free lifetime return and practice policy for R.A.D. graduates.
The R.A.D class is offered at no charge by the Tallahassee Police Crime Prevention Unit. Those who sign up must be a minimum of 12 years of age. While the simulations are voluntary, you must commit to attending both scheduled classes. Each class is limited to 20 students, so register now and bring a friend!
All classes will be held at the Lincoln Neighborhood Center, 438 West Brevard Street Tallahassee, FL 32301.
- Call or email Investigator Maria Mercurio, 850-891-4539.
- Call or email the Tallahassee Police Department's Crime Prevention Unit, 850-891-4251.
2014 RAD Class Schedule
- January 25 & February 1, 9am-3:30pm
- March 22 & 29, 9am-3:30pm
- May 31 & June 7, 9am-3:30pm
- August 2 & 9, 9am-3:30pm
- October 4 & 11, 9am-3:30pm
- December 6 & 13, 9am-3:30pm
RAD's lifetime Return and Practice Policy: Once you have completed a RAD course, you can attend any RAD course for free anywhere in the US or Canada.
RAD Information Sheet (PDF)