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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 (both blocks required*)
    • Classroom Block (KC Hall):  Wednesday, September 27, 2017  6:30pm to 9:30pm
    • MAC Block:  Saturday, September 30, 2017 9:00am to 6:00pm
  • October Class (both blocks required*)
    • Classroom Block (Arlington Hall):  Thursday, October 12, 2017  7:00pm to 10:00pm
    • MAC Block:  Saturday, October 14, 2017 9:00am to 6:00pm
  • November Class (both blocks required*)
    • Classroom Block (Vandergriff Hall):  Friday, November 17, 2017  5:00pm to 8:00pm
    • MAC Block:  Saturday, November 18, 2017 9:00am to 6:00pm

*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
(817) 272-6714

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