Spartans for Safety - General Safety

Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) Training

Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D) Systems is a training program of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques for women. This is a comprehensive, course that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and risk avoidance, and progresses to basic, hands-on defense training.

R.A.D is not a martial arts program. The course is taught by UPD's nationally certified R.A.D. instructors. They provide each student with a workbook/reference manual. This manual outlines the entire Physical Defense Program for reference and continuous personal growth, and is the key to our free lifetime return and practice policy for R.A.D. graduates.

The R.A.D. class is broken down into two days, with the culmination of a "hands on" controlled scenario simulation. This empowering 12 hour course is designed to allow for the opportunity to apply awareness and prevention skills along with self defense tactics.

R.A.D. classes are only for women identified students, staff, faculty and community members.

Visit the UPD website for R.A.D. training sessions for the current semester.


  • R.A.D. training for SJSU students is free.
  • $5 Faculty & Staff
  • $10 All Others