Indiana University Bloomington

Rape Aggression Defense

The Next (12 hour) Course

This is a 12 hour course.  The first 9 hours are mandatory.  The final 3 hours of dynamic simulation are optional.

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Contact:  Officer Ryan D Skaggs,
The Rape Aggression Defense Basic Personal Defense System is a national program of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques taught for women only. All courses are taught by nationally certified RAD Instructors. 
The goal of RAD is to provide realistic self-defense options to participants, regardless of their level of physical conditioning. Participants at all levels of ability, age, experience, and strength will be provided with techniques and information that can be effectively used from the first day of class. RAD is not a martial arts program, nor does it require women to be athletes in training to succeed. 

The RAD system will provide participants with the knowledge to make an educated decision about personal defense. We provide information on physical and non-physical options, as well as insight into the attacker mindset. 

Every participant receives a manual for reference and practice. Once a participant has completed a RAD program, their signed manual becomes a ticket for free lifetime return and practice with any RAD instructor in the US and Canada. 

The widespread acceptance of the RAD system is due to the ease, simplicity, and effectiveness of our tactics, solid research, legal defensibility, and unique teaching methodology. RAD is the only self-defense program endorsed by the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA). 

Why RAD?


  1. Has established the standard for female self-defense programs.
  2. Offers no-nonsense, practical techniques of defense.
  3. Researched the effects of the "Fight or Flight Syndrome."
  4. Offers advanced self-defense courses that build upon the physical defense system.
  5. Provides realistic and dynamic hands on training.
  6. Provides students with a comprehensive reference manual.
  7. Certifies instructors from the community.
  8. Has a litigation defense policy.
  9. Offers state of the art programs.
  10. Every student receives a lifetime membership policy.

The equipment used for this course is funded in part by a grant from Indiana Campus Sexual Assault Prevention (INCSAP) Project.
This program received financial assistance from the Communities Against Rape Initiative (CARe). CARe is funded by the Indiana State Department of Health, Preventive Health, and Health Services Block Grant, Crime Bill Amendment.
For more information and scheduling contact Officer Ryan D Skaggs at:
Indiana University Police Department
1469 E. 17th Street
Bloomington, IN 47408