Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) Basic training (for women only)

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Date: March 9, 2020 View Recurrence Dates
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Police Department (Public Safety) | Map
6050 Cass
Detroit, MI 48202
Category: Training

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The March 2020 Spring Break Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) Basic class will be held on four consecutive days -- March 9-12. On Monday through Wednesday, the sessions will be from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. The final day, a simulations session will be held from 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. RAD Basic is open to women only.

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 RAD system is a program of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques for women. Husbands, boyfriends or other males will not be allowed to attend or view this "for women only" training.

The RAD 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 RAD tactics, solid research, legal defensibility, and unique teaching methodology.

Our Basic RAD course is open to girls and women of all ages. In fact, graduates of our past RAD classes ranged in age from 10 years old to 74 years of age. Over 1,500 women have attended our Basic RAD classes since the RAD program came to the WSUPD in late 1999. Come find out why this RAD Basic Women's Self Defense class is so popular with our students and staff.

In the RAD Basic Self Defense class, you learn how to effectively use the ten personal weapons you have on your person at all times. These ten "personal weapons" can not be taken away from you and they can not be used against you. You will learn how to use these personal weapons effectively and efficiently to defeat an assailant - even someone physically larger and stronger than you.

The Simulations session, on the last day, will give you the opportunity to test your new self-defense skills in three simulated attacks.

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 are welcome to 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.

The RAD course costs only $20.00 per participant for the four-session class. Payment is required at time of registration. Sorry, but we do not have the equipment for electronic swipe card payments We can accept cash or checks, payable to 'Wayne State University Police'.

You must register in advance to ensure your enrollment. 


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