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Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) Program

Self-Defense Training for Women

RAD Training

The Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) System is a program of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques developed for women. The RAD System is a comprehensive, women-only course that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction, and risk avoidance, while progressing on to the basics of hands-on self-defense training.

The UTA Police Department will present the RAD program free of charge to current UTA students, faculty, and staff. The course will be taught by a certified RAD Instructor within the UTA Police Department, and will provide each student with a workbook/reference manual. This manual outlines the entire RAD Physical Defense System for reference and continuous personal growth. The program is designed to help women overcome the effects of sexual violence by teaching assertiveness, awareness, risk reduction, avoidance, and physical defense options and strategies.

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Class Schedule

  • September Class - REGISTRATION FULL
    • Classroom Block (Arlington Hall):  Wednesday, September 18, 2019; 5pm to 8pm
    • Skills Block (MAC):  Saturday, September 21, 2019; 9am to 5pm
    • Classroom Block (KC Hall):  Thursday, October 17, 2019;  5pm - 8pm
    • Skills Block (MAC):  Saturday, October 19, 2019; 9am to 5pm
  • November Class (both blocks required*)
    • Classroom Block (West Hall):  Friday, November 15, 2019  5pm to 8pm
    • Skills Block (MAC):  Saturday, November 16, 2019 9am to 5pm

*Unless you are a prior RAD attendee, attending the weeknight classroom block is mandatory for participating in the MAC block on Saturday

For registration and class scheduling information contact:

UTA Police Department Crime Prevention Unit

Officer Jeff Seidel
(817) 272-2471

Emergency or crime in progress: Dial 817-272-3003 //
Report a crime or non-emergency: Dial 817-272-3381