The Rape Aggression Defense System

The Rape Aggression Defense 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. 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.


Free R.A.D. Classes

Free classes are open to all LSUHSC female students, faculty, staff and family members (14 years or older).

Classes are scheduled for a minimum of 10 participants and are limited to a maximum of 14 participants.

Classes are filled on a “first come - first served” basis.

The LSUHSC Police Department will attempt to schedule classes quarterly.

Notification of future R.A.D. classes will be posted.



More information about the R.A.D. System can be found on this website.

Last updated July 2014