If you have question regarding the R.A.D. courses please contact:
Det. Rebecca Lauher
1110 W. Springfield Ave.
Urbana, IL 61801
The Rape Aggression Defense System is a program of realistic, self-defense tactics and techniques for women. The R.A.D. System is a comprehensive course that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance, while progressing on to basic hands-on defense training.
All fall classes are full. Please check later for information on spring classes, or join our waiting list below.
In order to provide realisting self-defense training for men on the University of Illinois campus, we are now providing the RAD for Men course. This course works in de-escalating situations in which men may find themselves. It also will also provide viable defensive tools. The course works to challenge societal expectations of men in order to make their environment safer.
If classes are full, or if the scheduled classes do not meet your current scheduling needs, please sign up for the waiting list.
Because of the sensitive nature of the RAD classes, we, as practice, do not allow journalists or students who are working on class projects into a single class to film or interview participants. If a journalist would like to take the full course and reflect on their personal experiences as part of the story, that may be allowed. This, however, is left to the lead instructor.
The journalist must register for the course and give full disclosure to the instructor at registration time, as well as to the students during classroom introductions. We find that full participation in the course creates a deeper understanding for the materials presented, as well as a deeper respect for their fellow participants' experiences. It also offers all of the students the opportunity to decide whether or not they would like to be interviewed or filmed.
If you would like to talk directly to an instructor about the RAD program and its benefits, we are more than happy to assist with this.
Thank you for respecting this dynamic.