The R.A.D. Systems of Self-Defense are the official self-defense training programs of the National Academy of Defense Education. The (RAD) Rape Aggression Defense System 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 risk awareness, risk reduction, risk recognition, and risk avoidance, while progressing on to the basics of hands-on defense training. R.A.D. is not a Martial Arts program.
The Boston Police Area E-13 Community Service Office offers a RAD course using certified RAD instructors. It is free of charge. Please contact Elisa Reid at 617-343-5624 to sign up for the course.
Next course dates: February 21st, 23rd, 28th and March 2nd from 5:30 to 8:00 at Brookside Community Health Center, 3297 Washington Street, Jamaica Plain.