The Rape Aggression Defense System is a program of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques for women. The R.A.D. System is a comprehensive, women-only course that begins with awareness, safety planning, risk reduction and risk avoidance, while progressing on to the basics of hands-on defense training. R.A.D. is not a martial arts program.
We are fortunate to have four organizations in Charlottesville that offer the R.A.D. program for women. Below is the contact information for those program instructors. Each program will offer classes at different times throughout the year, so please contact those program instructors directly if you are interested in taking the class with them.