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RAD Self Defense Programs

Empowering Women and Men with Potential Lifesaving Skills

How do you react if someone grabs you from behind?  What can you do if someone is making you feel uncomfortable? Is it your fault if someone attacks you and you have to fight back? Did you know pepper spray can expire?  These are all questions that are answered in the self-defense classes that are taught at Angelo State University.

R.A.D. Basic Physical Defense for Women 

The R.A.D. Systems Basic Physical Defense Program for Women allows women to grow academically, emotionally, and physically.  It is a comprehensive program promoting instinctive learning when it comes to personal safety. Because men commit the vast majority of crimes against women, the program is designed to specifically address a woman’s experiences with the threat and actuality of sexual violence and harassment. 

R.A.D. Basic Physical Defense for Men

The R.A.D. Basic Physical Defense for Men is designed to empower men to make different decisions when confronted with aggressive behavior. Men are presented with options to resist aggression, raise awareness of aggressive behavior, recognize how aggressive behavior impacts their lives, and take steps to avoid aggressive behavior by analyzing how they can be part of reducing aggression and violence.

Details about the Classes

  • 9 total hours
  • Cover a wide range of topics and issues specific to each gender
  • Holistic approach to self-defense education
  • Includes physical skills training as well as lecture, and discussion


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