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Rape Aggression Defense Program

Self-Defense Training for Women...

The Rape Aggression Defense System is a program of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques developed for women. The R.A.D. System is a comprehensive, women-only course that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction, and risk avoidance, while progressing on to the basics of hands-on self-defense training. The University of Texas at Arlington Police Department will present the R.A.D. program free of charge to current UTA students, faculty, and staff. The course will be taught by a certified R.A.D. Instructor within the UTA Police Department, and will provide each student with a workbook/reference manual. This manual outlines the entire R.A.D. Physical Defense System for reference and continuous personal growth. The program is designed to help women overcome the effects of sexual violence by teaching assertiveness, awareness, risk reduction, avoidance, and physical defense options and strategies.

Empower yourself through self-defense!

For registration and class scheduling information contact:

Corporal Jerry Blanco

UTA Police Department Crime Prevention Officer
(817) 272-3902 or email

Current Class Schedule:

Saturday, February 21, 2015; 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; MAC 102-B

Saturday, March 21, 2015; 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; MAC 102-B

Saturday, April 4, 2015; 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; MAC 102-B



Students, Faculty and Staff may register through:  R.A.D. On-Line Registration