Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) Classes

Course Overview

Rape Agression Defense class logoThe Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) course, offered by TCC Police Department, is taught by nationally-certified R.A.D. instructors. Participating students are provided with a workbook and manual. The manual outlines the entire physical defense program which facilities women students' personal growth, and further serves as an information source after completion of the course.

The R.A.D. System's instructional objective is to develop and enhance the options of self-defense, which can become viable considerations to the woman who might be attacked.

R.A.D. is a 12-hour course, which is broken up into four, three-hour sessions offered during the evenings.

R.A.D. is offered all over the United States and Canada. Once graduating from R.A.D., students can return and practice their self-defense skills at any location where R.A.D. is offered. Therefore, the women participants acquire self-defense skills in a relatively short period of time and are offered the opportunity to relearn, master, and practice these skills throughout their lives. 

Reasons to Take R.A.D.

  • R.A.D. is a free, fun class for women only
  • R.A.D. teaches you to defend yourself - stop depending on others
  • R.A.D. only takes 12 hours, with the last 3 hours as a voluntary simulation
  • R.A.D. teaches you to recognize dangerous situations, and potentially life-saving techniques

Students must attend all sessions within the chosen class, with the exception of the voluntary simulation portion. A minimum of 6 students is needed for each class, so bring a friend! Except where noted, R.A.D. is open to all women of the community. Students under 18 must have parental consent to attend.

2017 Schedule

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The R.A.D. classes are free, but enrollment is limited to ensure the highest level of quality instruction.


To register for the R.A.D. course, email the R.A.D. Coordinator, at TCCPDRAD@tcc.fl.edu. Be sure to provide your name, email address, phone number, and which class dates you would like to attend.