Rape Aggression Defense (RAD)

RAD Student practices the techniques learned in class

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 R.A.D. Instructors.

The goal of R.A.D. is to provide realistic self-defense options to women, regardless of their level of physical conditioning. Students 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. R.A.D. is not a martial arts program, nor does it require students to be athletes in training to succeed.


The R.A.D. system will provide students 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 student receives a manual for reference and practice. Once a student has completed a R.A.D. program, their signed manual becomes a ticket for free lifetime return and practice with any R.A.D. instructor in the US and Canada.

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

RAD Training with Officer Clarke

RAD Class for SPRING 2020

Instructor(s): UNH Police Department

Location: UNH Hamel Recreation Center classroom and studio space

*FREE to all UNH Students, Faculty, and Staff (with current ID)

Saturday April 18 12:00pm -4:00pm Classroon Room 239
Sunday April 19 12:00pm -4:00pm Classroom Room 239
Saturday* April 25 12:00pm - 4:00pm Studio 1

*The curriculum is 8 hours long so attendance is required at the April 18th and 19th sessions.  April 25th is an optional day of additional training but you must attend the sessions on 18th and 19th to participate on the 25th.  If you already attended this class (at UNH or elsewhere) feel free to come to any session for extra practice.

More information from the flyer here.