As in-person self defense courses prove difficult to maintain appropriate social distancing recommendations, until we can again offer RAD courses to our community, please be aware of these free online self-defense courses.
The Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) Program taught by UH Police Officers empowers female students, faculty, and staff to combat various types of assaults by providing them with realistic self-defense tactics and techniques. This empowerment is taught through four basic principles: education, dependency on self, making one’s own decisions, and realization of one’s own power. The objective of RAD is to develop and enhance self-defense options for women. The course, which consists of four, 4-hour classes, begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction, and risk avoidance, while progressing to the basics of hands-on defense training. The classes provide women with the knowledge to make educated decisions about resistance. Classes are open only to female students, faculty, and staff. In order to successfully complete the course, students are required to attend all four classes. Please contact the UHPD Crime Prevention Office for more information.