The Boston University Police Department offers the “Rape Aggression Defense” program (RAD) specifically for women desiring to physically protect themselves against rape and other forms of violence. The course is taught by RAD-certified BUPD instructors over a 20-hour course.
The RAD system is a realistic self-defense program of defensive tactics, techniques and education. It is a comprehensive course for women that follows a progression from awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance to basic self-defense participation. The course includes an easy to read and well-illustrated student manual. This manual outlines the entire physical self-defense program and can be referenced for continued personal growth.
RAD is being offered on the Medical Campus. Classes start Monday, Oct. 15, from 5-8 p.m. and will run on Mondays for five weeks. The fee is $10 per person. Classes will be held at 85 East Newton St. (Solomon Carter Fuller building).
Sign up online or for more information visit http://www.bu.edu/police/services/RAD/.