R.A.D. Classes

Empowering Women

Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) is a free program provided by The Ohio State University Police Division that teaches realistic self-defense tactics and techniques to women.

Free R.A.D. Courses

Taught by nationally certified R.A.D. instructors, this comprehensive, women-only course begins with awareness education, prevention, risk reduction and risk avoidance, and progresses to the basics of hands-on defense training. Although students will learn defense strategies, R.A.D. is not a martial arts program.

All students in the course will be provided with a workbook and reference manual that outlines the entire program. Students who receive this manual at graduation will also receive a lifetime return policy to any R.A.D. class nationwide.

Upcoming Ohio State Classes






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For more information Contact Lieutenant Kimberly Spears-McNatt at 614-292-2121 or rad@osu.edu.

To schedule a class outside of Ohio State, please visit the national R.A.D. Systems website.