Rape Aggression Defense

The Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D) system is a program of realistic, self-defense tactics and techniques. The Largest women's self defense system in the country, R.A.D. is a comprehensive program for woman that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance, while progressing to the basics of hands-on defensive training. R.A.D. is the largest network of its kind with over 7,000 trained instructors to date. These instructors teach at various colleges, universities and municipal law enforcement agencies as well as other community organizations internationally. R.A.D. has trained more than 300,000 women throughout the U.S. and Canada since the program began in 1989. For more information, please visit: www.rad-systems.com.

About R.A.D.

The objective of R.A.D. is to develop and enhance the options of self defense, so they may become viable considerations to the woman who is attacked.

  • R.A.D. is the only existing program with a free lifetime return and practice policy, honored anywhere the course is taught throughout the U.S. and Canada.
  • R.A.D. has developed specialized simulation techniques and equipment for use by certified R.A.D. instructors.
  • R.A.D. is the only self defense program ever endorsed by the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA).


R.A.D. at JCSU

JCSU has been offering R.A.D. courses on campus since November 2012. Courses are offered once a month.

All R.A.D. courses are FREE and offered to students, staff and faculty first, them members of the Charlotte community. In order to become certified to teach R.A.D. courses at JCSU, prospective instructors are required to complete 27 hours of R.A.D. training.

  • The mandatory portion of the course consists of three classes (each three hours long) taken over three days. The fourth day (simulation) is optional.
  • Sign up by visiting the JCSU Campus Police office or by calling campus police at extension 1003.
  • Our system of realistic defense will provide women with the knowledge to make educated decisions about resistance. R.A.D. operates on the premise that a spontaneous, violent attack will stimulate a natural desire to survive and resist on the part of the victim.

The information on this page is maintained by the Campus Police Department. For more information or questions please contact them directly at 704.378.1003.