Rape Aggression Defense (RAD)

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RAD"TO DEVELOP AND ENHANCE THE OPTIONS OF SELF DEFENSE, SO THEY MAY BECOME VIABLE CONSIDERATION TO THE WOMAN WHO IS ATTACKED." - Lawrence Nadeau, founder of the RAD. System

Program Overview

The FBI estimates that 1 in 3 women will become a victim of a sexual assault in their lifetime. The Ankeny Police Department recognizes this fact and has established an ongoing self-defense training program designed specifically for women.

Rape Aggression Defense Systems (RAD) is the largest self-defense network in the country. RAD is taught by certified instructors from the law enforcement community. This course is 12 hours in length, usually taught in four sessions. The RAD system teaches awareness, prevention, risk reduction, and basic physical defense techniques. The course culminates in a "realistic simulation" which gives the students the opportunity to test their abilities on a real person during a simulated attack. Students who complete a RAD course are encouraged to take advantage of the free lifetime "return and practice" policy. This policy allows students to return, free of charge, to any RAD course offered in the United States and Canada.

More information about RAD Systems can be found on the official website.

Class Dates and Fees

RAD courses will be scheduled/announced for 2017. However, if you have a group of women interested in a RAD class, we may be able to schedule a class specifically for your group.

Please contact Sergeant Stephanie Braun at 515- 289-5259 or sbraun@ankenyiowa.gov for more information.

Rape Aggression Defense (RAD)

Updated on 02/19/2014 12:06 PM