R.A.D. ( Rape Aggression Defense) Training
In an effort to educate female students in the area of
self-defense, the Lehigh University Police Department
offers instruction in the Rape Aggression Defense (RAD)
We will be hosting a special RAD training session for
female students, faculty and staff. The scheduled dates of
RAD training are:
September 8th, 9th, 15th and 16th
October 13th, 14th, 20th and 22nd
(must attend all 4 classes)
The RAD classes are free of charge. The registration form
is located on the bottom of this page.
The RAD System is a program of realistic, self-defense
tactics and techniques for women only. It is a
comprehensive course that begins with awareness,
prevention, risk reduction and avoidance, while
progressing on to the basics of hands-on defense training.
RAD 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. RAD is not a martial arts class. This program is
designed for the average woman with no previous experience
or background in physical skills training. The system of
realistic defense will provide a woman with the knowledge
to make an educated decision about resistance.
The class will be taught by L.U.P.D’s certified RAD
Instructors. Students are provided with a
workbook/reference manual, which outlines the entire
physical defense program for reference and continuous
Safety and survival in today’s world requires a definite
course of action. The RAD system provides effective
options by teaching women to take an active role in their
own self-defense and psychological well-being.
Lehigh University Police Department offers this course
free to faculty, staff, and students. The basic physical
defense class is 12 hours, divided up into four days,
three hours each day. Class size is limited to 14 female
If you are interested in attending a R.A.D.
training session, please fill in the following