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June 18, 2019 | 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Category: Training
Location: WSU Police Department
Cost: $20
Audience: Academic Staff, Alumni, Current Graduate Students, Current Undergraduate Students, Faculty, Staff
This RAD Basic Self Defense Class will be held on four consecutive days (Monday through Thursday) on June 18th through June 21st, 2018, from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm each day. The course is open to women only.

If you already have, or are considering purchasing, a Chemical Self Defense Spray, this June RAD class will be of special interest to you.

The fourth evening (Thursday, June 21st, 2018) will run from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm and will consist of the RAD Aerosol Defense class in lieu of the regular RAD Simulations session.
RAD Key Aerosol Defense class segment:   
Learn the most realistic methods for accessing, deploying and assisting the aerosol defense option; and if it fails to work (and it may), learn the proven backup strategies needed for successful escape.  R.A.D. Systems has conducted over 300 videotaped live test exposures to various aerosol products with a wide range of delivery systems.  Stop believing a manufacturer's selling hype.  We will teach you what works and what doesn't through hands on experience.  

All RAD classes will be held at the Wayne State University Police Department. located at 6050 Cass Avenue at Burroughs, two blocks north of the Ford/I-94 freeway.
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 course that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance, while progressing on to the basics of hands-on self defense. The RAD program is taught nationwide and its widespread acceptance is primarily due to the ease, simplicity and effectiveness of R.A.D. tactics, solid research, legal defensibility  and unique teaching methodology.
Our Basic R.A.D course is open to girls and women of all ages. In fact, graduates of our past R.A.D. classes ranged in age from 11 years old to 74 years of age.  Over 1,500 women have attended our Basic RAD program classes since RAD came to the WSUPD in late 1999.

   Several male and female WSU Police Officers, who are also nationally certified RAD instructors, will teach each RAD session. The program is a 13 hour women’s self defense course that has been internationally recognized as an effective and easy-to-learn personal safety tool.  Each class consists of four separate sessions that cover a variety of topics; including personal safety and safety awareness, physical defense techniques, and aggressive defense measures, such as tactical ground fighting, to be used as options, available to the woman who is attacked. 
All RAD classes are open to women only. Husbands, boyfriends or other males will not be allowed to attend or view this "for women only" training. 
Additionally, the WSUPD has increased our RAD class offerings and we will be periodically scheduling Advanced RAD, RAD Weapons Defense Options, RAD for Men, RAD Key Chain Defense and RAD Aerosol Defense Options. Persons interested in these Advanced RAD classes must take the Basic RAD class prior to any Advanced RAD class as you will be building upon the techniques and tactics learned in the Basic RAD class.
In June of 2015, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the University of Windsor released the results of a Canadian study on sexual assaults on three college and university campuses in that country. This 10 year study, the first of its kind in North America, showed that, "The chance of a woman being (sexually) assaulted during four years at a university is estimated at between 20 and 25 per cent over a four-year period".  (U.S. findings are similar with Federal Bureau of Investigation statistics indicating that 1 out of 4 women will be a survivor of rape or attempted rape between the ages of 14 and 25).

See the below link for the news story on this Canadian study and note the three related stories on the right side of the page after you access the below link

"Women Trained to Resist Sexual Assault Far Less Likely to be Raped" -

   Not familiar with the WSUPD Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) Women's Self Defense program or not sure if it's for you? Well, WDIV/ sent a reporter and cameraman to our November 2013 RAD class for a "Local 4 Defenders" news story. You can see that story at the following link:

If you make the time commitment, we will commit to providing you with some of the best women's self defense training available.
NOTE: WSU Students, Staff and Faculty members may also attend with, or enroll, one non-WSU woman as their guest. This would include non-WSU spouses, partners, girlfriends, Moms and female siblings. 

Daughters and siblings 12 to 16 years of age may attend the RAD training program once a parent signs a Parental Consent Form. Because of the subject matter content, we highly recommend that the minor female attends the RAD course with a female parent or older female sibling.

This Basic Rape Aggression Defense course is very popular. Previous Basic RAD classes filled very quickly and were met with overwhelming success. If you plan on registering with a friend or relative, don’t delay.

The RAD course costs only $20.00 per participant for the four-session class. Payment is required at time of registration. We can accept cash or checks, payable to 'Wayne State University Police'.

You must register in advance to ensure your enrollment. See below for registration details.

Monday, June 18, 2018                     5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Tuesday, June 19th, 2018                 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Wednesday, June 20th, 2018           5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Thursday, June 21st, 2018               5:00 pm to 9:00 pm      RAD Aerosol Defense segment (4 hours)

How to register for the June 2018 Basic RAD Class (including the Aerosol Defense class)

In order to maintain a high student to instructor ratio, class size is limited to the first 20 registered participants. To register for this class, please bring your $20 registration fee and your WSU OneCard ID, to the Records Section of the Wayne State Police Department located at 6050 Cass Avenue at Burroughs, two blocks north of the Ford freeway. (Feel free to park in the 'Police Only Zone' in front of the building as the course registration will only take a couple of minutes).

WSUPD Records Section Office Hours are Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.

Registrations for this upcoming June 2018 Basic RAD class will be accepted until 12:00 noon on Thursday, June 14th, 2018, unless the class fills to capacity before 
that time.

For more information about this event, please contact Lt. Scott at 313-577-6064 or