The registration fee* is $35 per student and goes to the Amy St. Laurent Foundation.
R.A.D. Systems: What RAD Offers
The listings below are technically what the R.A.D. Systems are, however, R.A.D. Systems is actually a functioning network of dedicated self defense instructors that was established in 1989. This alliance of Instructors believes that self defense should be easy to learn, easy to retain, and relatively easy to employ during real confrontational situations. This alliance believes that self defense training should be accessible and affordable for all women and children. They believe that their efforts to oppose violence will be more effective together, than as individuals. As a network they can assist one another with programs, equipment, references, experiences and insight. But most importantly, they honor each others teachings, allowing each of them to give every participant they train, a lifetime return and practice invitation anywhere there is a R.A.D. Program being offered – Cost Free!
R.A.D. Advanced Self Defense
Builds on techniques and strategies from the Basic class, and adds defenses against the edged weapon and firearm. This program also covers more prone defense strategies, multiple subject encounters and even low and diffused light simulation exercises. Minimum of twelve (12) hours, fifteen(15) with simulation, for participants who have already completed the Basic Physical Defense Program. Requires two (2) days for instructor level certification, in addition to current Basic Physical Defense Instructor Certification.
Keychain Defense Options
Continuing to enhance the many options of self defense, this program is for the Instructor who wants to put an impact weapon in the hands of the students they train. The R.A.D. Keychain Defense Options course is one of the only realistic and court-defensible impact weapons programs available for the general public. Combining proven R.A.D. Physical Defense strategies with revolutionary impact weapons defense techniques makes this program a worthy addition to the R.A.D. System. Realistic employment, combat effectiveness, “light impact”, fluid transitions and even simulation training exercises are all part of this program. This program revolves around use of the Kubotan in conjunction with weapon-enhanced physical skills. “No Flash and Trash” techniques here, only the best of the best! Minimum of three (3) hours for participants, four (4) with simulation. Requires one (1) day for instructor level certification, in addition to current Basic Physical Defense Instructor Certification.
R.A.D. for Men
Resisting Aggression with Defense was developed by R.A.D. Systems in 2001. This course also has its foundations in education and awareness. The course includes lecture, discussion and self defense techniques, suitable for men of all ages and abilities. Classes range from nine to twelve hours in length, depending on the Instructor. Requires three (3) days for instructor level certification.
Aerosol Defense Options
Using the proven R.A.D. Systems philosophy, A.D.O. destroys the myths and manufacturer hype about pepper spray effectiveness and even their ability to deter a Committed Focused Aggressor. Learn the most realistic methods for accessing, deploying and assisting the aerosol defense option; And if it fails to work (and it may), learn the proven backup strategies needed for successful escape. R.A.D. Systems has conducted over 300 video taped live test exposures to various aerosol products with a wide range of delivery systems. Stop believing a manufacturers selling hype, we know what works and what doesn’t through hands on experience. Minimum of two (2) hours for participants. Requires (1) day for instructor level certification, in addition to current Basic Physical Defense Instructor Certification.
R.A.D. Basic Physical Defense
The cornerstone of R.A.D. Systems, this course has its foundations in education and awareness. The course includes lecture, discussion and self defense techniques, suitable for women of all ages and abilities. Classes range from nine to twelve hours in length, depending on the Instructor. Requires three (3) days for instructor level certification.
*Cancellation after deadline, registration fee will be applied to a future session. No credits after start date of class.