WILMINGTON, MA — Thanks to a generous grant from the Cummings Foundation, the Wilmington Police Department is scheduling a R.A.D. class for the end of May. Contact Sgt. Chris Ahern for more details at 978-658-5071.
What is R.A.D.?
The Rape Aggression Defense System is a program of realistic, self-defense tactics and techniques. The R.A.D. 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. R.A.D. is not a Martial Arts program. Our courses are taught by certified R.A.D. Instructors and provide you with a workbook/reference manual. This manual outlines the entire Physical Defense Program for reference and continuous personal growth.
The R.A.D. System of Physical Defense is currently being taught at many Colleges and Universities . The growing, widespread acceptance of this system is primarily due to the ease, simplicity, and effectiveness of our tactics, solid research, legal defensibility and unique teaching methodology. The Rape Aggression defense System is dedicated to teaching women defense 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.
We operate on the premise that a spontaneous violent attack will stimulate a natural desire to resist, on the part of the victim supported by research. We educate women about “The Fight or Flight 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. We provide effective options by teaching women to take an active role in their own self-defense and psychological well-being.
(Information posted on Wilmington Police Department’s website.)