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Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.)

Realistic self-defense tactics and techniques for women

Two officers spar in exhibition for RAD class

R.A.D. 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.

R.A.D Program at UWF

UWF is proud to offer this program to our Students, Faculty, Staff, and the outside Community.  We have five certified R.A.D. instructors that are available and willing to provide R.A.D. training.

  • R.A.D. teaches you to defend yourself - stop depending on others!
  • R.A.D. is only 12 hours long, with the last 3 hours as a voluntary simulation!
  • R.A.D. teaches you to recognize dangerous situations. This training could help to save your life.

Requirements: You must attend all sessions, although simulations are voluntary. Except where noted, R.A.D. is open to all women of the community. All class attendees under 18 must have parental consent to attend.

Groups: If you have a group of 6 to 10 and would like to set up a training, please contact Sgt. Hinnant at, Training/Crime Prevention Sergeant, 850.474.2415. There is minimum mandatory attendance of six (6) participants. For larger groups, contact our department directly.  

RAD's lifetime Return and Practice Policy: Once you complete a RAD course, in the future you can attend any RAD course for FREE anywhere in the U.S. or Canada with your Student Manual!


Contact: UWFPD Training/Crime Prevention Officer, Christopher Hinnant, 850.474.2415