Rape Aggression Defense (RAD for Women) and Resisting Aggression with Defense (RAD for Men)

Personal Empowerment And Safety Education Course For Men, Women And Children

Two women in a Rape Aggression Defense classThe R.A.D. System is a comprehensive course that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance, progressing on to the basics of hands-on defense training. It is dedicated to teaching both women and men defensive concepts and techniques against various types of assault using easy, effective and proven self-defense/martial arts tactics.

R.A.D. is currently being taught by certified instructors from the College Police Department, and has likewise been adopted by many college and university campuses throughout the nation. R.A.D. provides effective options by teaching individuals to take an active role in their own self-defense.

In October 2000, San Diego Community College Police Department began offering the R.A.D. Program geared primarily for women. In 2016, College Police introduced R.A.D. training for men. Participants will have the opportunity to:

    • raise their awareness of aggressive behavior;
    • recognize how aggressive behavior impacts their lives;
    • learn steps to avoid aggressive behavior;
    • consider how they can be part of reducing aggression and violence;
    • and practice hands-on self-defense skills to resist and escape aggressive behavior directed toward them.

This program is designed to empower participants to make safer choices when confronted with aggressive behavior. Students, faculty, staff and guests are encouraged to sign up for this proactive training.

For information about the next scheduled RAD classes, please see our R.A.D. flyer. You may also email Police Officer Angelica Kasinak at akasinak@sdccd.edu or call 619-388-2749.