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 Fall 2019

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 October 26 12:00pm -4:00pm Demo Kitchen Rm 239
Sunday October 27 12:00pm -4:00pm Demo Kitchen Rm 239
Sunday* November 3 12:00pm - 4:00pm Demo Kitchen Rm 239

* NOTE:  Attendance is required at the October 26th and 27th  sessions.  November 3rd is optional. 

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.