R.A.D. Self-Defense Courses

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The Rape Aggression Defense system teaches realistic self-defense techniques for women. The course is taught by University of Illinois Police officers who have been certified as R.A.D. instructors, and it focuses on awareness, prevention and risk reduction before progressing on to basic hands-on defense training. While the Rape Aggression Defense class is for women only, the University of Illinois Police Department also offers versions of the class for men (Resisting Aggression with Defense) and children (radKIDS). For more information on the classes and how to enroll, please visit the University of Illinois Police Department.