Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.)

Sign-up's for the next R.A.D. class: T.B.A


Finally, a physical defense program for women that:

  • Has set the standard for female self-defense programs
  • Offers no-nonsense, practical techniques of defense
  • Offers advanced self-defense courses that build upon the Basic Physical Defense System
  • Provides static, fluid, and dynamic hands-on training
  • Provides students with a comprehensive reference manual
  • Certifies instructors from the community
  • Has a FREE lifetime return-and-practice policy

R.A.D. is a system of self-defense, designed specifically for women. It combines an extensive program of risk reduction and awareness techniques, with basic physical defense techniques, making it one of the most comprehensive workshops of its kind. The workshop is taught by CSU, Chico Police Department personnel who are certified instructors and is the only women's self-defense program ever to be endorsed by the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA).

It is a twelve-hour workshop that ends with "simulated assault scenarios" that allow the student to utilize her newly learned skills in a safe training environment monitored by the instructors.

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 "

We operate on the premise that spontaneous violent attack will stimulate a natural desire to resist on the part of the victim. We educate women about the "Flight or Fight Syndrome," while showing them that enhancing their options of physical defense is not only prudent, but also necessary 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.

The R.A.D. class is provided at no cost to CSU, Chico students, faculty, and staff.
Participants MUST be able to attend all sessions!

Wear athletic-style clothing and bring water!

Please call (530) 898-6512 or e-mail Lieutenant Beck (crbeck@csuchico.edu) to reserve a spot or for more information. Please provide your name and a contact number.