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Rape Aggression Defense
"To develop and enhance the options of self defense, so they may become viable considerations to the woman who is attacked."
The Rape Aggression Defense System is a program of realistic, self-defense tactics and techniques. The RAD System is
a comprehensive course for women that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction
and avoidance, while progressing on to the basics of hands-on defense training. RAD
is not a Martial Arts program. Our courses are taught by certified RAD Instructors
Officer Joy Paquette, Officer Nicholas Greenway and Sgt. James Wing.
The RAD System of Physical Defense is currently being taught at many Colleges and Universities.The growing, wide spread acceptance of this system is primarily due to the ease, simplicity and effectiveness of our tactics, solid research, legal defensibility and unique teaching methodology. The Rape Aggression Defense System is dedicated to teaching women defensive concepts and techniques against various types of assault, by utilizing easy, effective and proven self-defense/martial arts tactics. Our system of realistic defense will provide a woman with the knowledge to make an educated decision about resistance. We operate on the premise that a spontaneous, violent attack will stimulate a natural desire to resist on the part of the victim (supported by research). We educate women about "The Flight or Fight Syndrome", while showing them that enhancing their option of physical defense is not only prudent, but a necessity if natural resistance is to be effective.
Safety and survival in today's world requires a definite course of action. We provide effective options by teaching women to take an active role in their own self-defense and psychological well being.
1319 Cramer Circle
Big Rapids MI 49307-2128