Rape Agression Defense System

Self Defense Class for Women
Sponsored by the Webster University Department of Public Safety

R.A.D. Objective

“To develop and enhance the options of self defense, so they may become viable considerations to the woman who is attacked.” - Lawrence N. Nadeau

Webster University offers both Basic R.A.D. and the Advanced R.A.D. twice each semester.

Basic R.A.D. is offered the first term of the semester, during the day and the evening.  Day classes are held Tues and Thurs from 2:00-3:20pm.  Evening classes are held on Monday nights from 5:30-8:30, for the first eight weeks of the semester.

Advanced R.A.D. is held the same days and times as the Basic R.A.D during the second eight weeks of the semester.

"Woman must not depend on the protection of a man but must be taught to defend herself." - Susan B. Anthony, 1871

  • What is RAD?
  • 10 Reasons to Choose RAD
  • Why RAD is Needed
  • Meet the Instructor
  • 4 Elements of Empowerment