RAD is a comprehensive, women-only self-defense course that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and risk avoidance, while progressing on to the basics of hands-on defense training. RAD is not a Martial Arts program, but instead focuses on a woman's natural abilities to defend herself.
Since 2008, the MSUM Department of Public Safety has taught free Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) classes to our female students, staff, and faculty. We were the first school in the FM area to offer this program, and since it's inception, several dozen of our female students and faculty have attended.
RAD draws from a combination of different martial arts and fighting systems to develop physical techniques that are both easy to learn and remember and also effective when used in real life, high stress situations. RAD students are able to put their skills to practical use, through simulation training with a trained aggressor. Along with learning physical techniques, RAD students will discuss topics such as date rape, domestic violence, stalking, on-line safety, self defense and the law, and the use of pepper spray and other personal weapons. MSUM's certified RAD instructors hope to not only empower their students with the confidence needed to defend themselves physically, but also to develop in them an all-around mindset of personal safety in their daily lives. The classes are completely free to female students, faculty and staff, and are private and confidential. The program is suitable for women of all ages and abilities.
Email any questions or concerns to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For further information and to sign up for the next class, please contact Sgt Marc Baetsch at the MSUM Dept of Public Safety email@example.com
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