HomepageContact UsSite Map

TwitterYouTubefacebook

Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) Program

The Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) program is a program of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques. It is a comprehensive course for women only (ages 13 and up) that starts with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance and then progresses to the basics of hands-on defense training. RAD is a 9-12 hour course that is usually taught in three 4-hour sessions.

rad_practice1

The first block is a classroom discussion about risk reduction strategies, date rape mentality, continuum of survival, defensive strategies and the basic principals of defense. Other topics include developing a defensive mindset, understanding offensive and defensive postures, the benefits of yelling versus screaming, recognizing vulnerable locations and utilizing personal weapons.

The second block introduces students to the hands on defense training. The techniques are based on simple gross motor skills and are developed to the point that they become instinctual through repetition. Practice, practice and practice!

rad_practice2

In the third block students will participate in “simulated assault” scenarios at full contact with RAD instructors who wear state of the art protective gear specifically designed for this training. Women will be able to utilize their skills in a safe training environment monitored by instructors. By taking training to this level, students can see how they will react in an actual scenario by getting their heart rate and adrenaline pumping.

R.A.D. Systems is the world’s largest and fastest growing self-defense program for women and children. The curriculum is taught at over 40,000 colleges and universities, police departments, sheriffs’ offices, local transit companies, military bases, women's centers, rape crisis centers, and independent locations across the United States and worldwide. The course meets or exceeds all guidelines for choosing a self defense program, developed by the National Coalition against Sexual Assault (NCASA) and is the only self defense program ever to be endorsed by the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA). Because this is an international alliance, any R.A.D. graduate from any class in the world can attend another instructor’s class for practice, free of charge, for the rest of her life!

The class is FREE, but enrollment is limited to ensure the highest level of quality instruction. Don't delay, call today!!

How to attend

  1. Register by calling Deputy Cary Gallop at 352-374-1800 or email at rad@alachuasheriff.org.
  2. Please provide your name, email address, phone number and which class dates you would like to attend.
  3. Remember, the class consists of three (3) four (4)-hour sections. You need to attend all 3 sessions.

**Time and location are subject to change.**

How to sign up for a class: The class is FREE, but enrollment is limited to ensure the highest level of quality instruction. Don't delay, call today!!

  1. Register by calling Crime Prevention Office 352-374-1800.
  2. Please provide your name, email address, phone number and which class dates you would like to attend.
  3. Remember, the class consists of three (3) four (4)-hour sections. You need to attend all 3 sessions.
  4. Classes are held in Room 29 at Santa Fe College.

 

2014 RAD Class Dates

January

Date Time Day Location
01/14/2014 05:30 PM-09:30 PM Tuesday

Santa Fe College Building S Room 29

01/21/2014 05:30 PM-09:30 PM Tuesday
01/22/2014 05:30 PM-09:30 PM Wednesday

 

February

Date Time Day Location
02/11/2014 05:30 PM-09:30 PM Tuesday

Melrose Senior Center: 307 SR 26, Melrose, FL 32666

02/18/2014 05:30 PM-09:30 PM Tuesday
02/20/2014 05:30 PM-09:30 PM Thursday

 

March - No RAD

April

Date Time Day Location
04/15/2014 05:30 PM-09:30 PM Tuesday

Santa Fe College Building S Room 29

04/22/2014 05:30 PM-09:30 PM Tuesday
04/23/2014 05:30 PM-09:30 PM Wednesday

 

May

Date Time Day Location
05/13/2014 05:30 PM-09:30 PM Tuesday

Santa Fe College Building S Room 29

05/20/2014 05:30 PM-09:30 PM Tuesday
05/21/2014 05:30 PM-09:30 PM Wednesday

 

June

Date Time Day Location
06/10/2014 05:30 PM-09:30 PM Tuesday

Santa Fe College Building S Room 29

06/17/2014 05:30 PM-09:30 PM Tuesday
06/18/2014 05:30 PM-09:30 PM Wednesday

 

July - No RAD

August

Date Time Day Location
08/19/2014 05:30 PM-09:30 PM Tuesday

Santa Fe College Building S Room 29

08/26/2014 05:30 PM-09:30 PM Tuesday
08/27/2014 05:30 PM-09:30 PM Wednesday

 

September - No RAD


Copyright © 1999 - 2013 Alachua County Sheriff's Office
All rights reserved worldwide.

For more information contact the Alachua County Sheriff's Office Public Information Bureau, (352) 367-4050 or send us an email.

Under Florida law, email addresses are public records. If you do not want your email address released in response to a public-records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.

This information is made available to the public and law enforcement in the interest of public safety.