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Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.)

Police Programs


The Western Carolina University Police Department is dedicated to promoting the safety and security of its residents with teamwork, cooperation, and by providing programs designed to enhance personal safety.

Rape Aggression Defense The Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) System is a program of realistic, self- defense tactics and techniques. It is a comprehensive course for women that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance, while progressing on to the basics of hands-on defense training. RAD is not a martial arts program. Our courses are taught by certified RAD instructors and provide a workbook/reference manual. This manual outlines the entire physical defense program for reference and continuous personal growth. The RAD System of Physical Defense is currently being taught at many Colleges and Universities. The growing, widespread acceptance of this system is primarily due to the ease, simplicity and effectiveness of our tactics, solid research, and unique teaching methodology.

The RAD Systems is dedicated to teaching women defensive concepts and techniques against various types of assault, by utilizing easy, effective and proven self-defense tactics. Our system of realistic defense will provide a woman with the knowledge to make an educated decision about resistance.

RAD Training


R.A.D. Courses

R.A.D-Express - This is designed as a brief overview of the R.A.D. program. This course last approximately one hour and includes discussion on awareness and risk reduction followed by a self-defense component.

R.A.D. Nine-Hour Full Program - This is the R.A.D. Basic Physical Defense Course.  This course includes lecture, discussion, and self-defense techniques suitable for women of all ages and abilities.  Upon completion of the course, R.A.D. provides a free lifetime return and practice policy, honored worldwide.

R.A.D. Twelve-Hour Full Program - The Twelve-Hour Full Program provides the same course content as the Nine-Hour Full Program and includes Simulation.  Simulation provides women with an opportunity to use their new techniques in a series of practical, controlled simulation exercise. 

To request a R.A.D. program, please use the link below

Rape Aggression Defense Program Request

For more information about the R.A.D. Program, please contact Sergeant Jacob Deal at 828-227-3207.

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