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Rape Aggression Defense System

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The Rape Aggression Defense System is a program of self-defense tactics and techniques. The R.A.D. System 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.

This program is open to currently enrolled College of Charleston students, faculty, and staff members only. Stop by Public Safety headquarters or email RAD@cofc.edu to sign up.

R.A.D. is not a martial arts program. Our courses are taught by certified R.A.D. instructors.

The Rape Aggression Defense System is dedicated to teaching women defensive concepts and techniques against various types of assault, by utilizing easy, effective and proven self-defense/marital arts tactics. Our system of realistic defense will provide women with the knowledge needed to make an educated decision about resistance.

Public Safety will be holding R.A.D. (Rape Aggression Defense) classes throughout each semester. R.A.D. is a series of self-defense classes for women. Due to resource limitations and restricted class sizes, these courses will be open to currently enrolled College of Charleston students, faculty, and staff members only. Please stop by Public Safety headquarters or email RAD@cofc.edu to sign up. Below are the dates and times for upcoming classes:

Fall 2016 (Class 1)

  • Monday, September 19, 2016, 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Wednesday, September 21, 2016, 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Monday, September 26, 2016, 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Fall 2016 (Class 2)

  • Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Thursday, October 27, 2016, 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Tuesday, November 01, 2016, 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Thursday, November 03, 2016, 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

For more imformation, please call Public Safety at (843) 953-4980 or  email MPSO Bridgett Chisolm or MPSO Spencer Crawford 

More information about the program, visit the R.A.D. System website.

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