The Plano Police Department offers a women’s self-defense program called Rape Aggression Defense (RAD). The program is designed to teach women and girls 15 years and older realistic self-defense tactics and techniques.
Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) System Basic Physical Defense course is a program of realistic, self-defense tactics and techniques for women. It is a comprehensive, women-only course that begins with risk awareness, risk reduction, recognition, and avoidance while progressing to the basics of hands-on defense concepts and techniques. RAD is NOT a martial arts course. For more information on Rape and Aggression Defense Systems visit the national RAD program website.
You will learn how to use easy and proven tactics in various types of attacks. The class expands on the “flight, fight or freeze” emotional reaction to a threat. Students are taught enhanced defense techniques, teaching them that physical defense can be prudent and necessary. Women gain confidence in knowing how to make an educated decision about resistance in spontaneous, violent attacks.
This class is designed for women and girls of all skill levels. Women who are pregnant, or have an injury or any condition for which they are being treated for, should not take this class until they have been medically cleared.
For more information about this exciting new training program, please visit our RAD training FAQs and view photographs from one of our RAD training classes. We also invite you to watch the recent video clip from a local CBS television news station featuring the RAD personal protection training.