Rape Aggression Defense Courses (RAD)

The RAD System is a program of realistic, self-defense tactics and techniques for women only. It is a comprehensive course that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction, and avoidance, while progressing toward the basics of actual hands-on defense training.

However, it is important that residents understand that RAD is not a martial arts program. The class is taught by LPPD’s certified RAD Instructors. Essentially, RAD is dedicated to teaching women defensive concepts and techniques against various types of assault, by utilizing easy, effective, and proven self-defense tactics.
Defense Course

Course Progression

This system of realistic defense will provide women with the knowledge to make an educated decision about resistance. Four, 3-hour, days of RAD coursework are scheduled for two weeks in a row, with each daily class building on the former. The course days are intentionally spread out, as the program is both physically and mentally intensive. Nevertheless, LPPD’s RAD instructors are committed to making the course dates fun and enjoyable, as well as genuinely educational. The RAD training is open solely to women ages 13 and up; younger ladies under the age of 18 must attend class with their mother or legal female guardian.

Additional Information
Safety and survival in many of our area environments require a clear-cut course of action. The RAD system provides effective options by teaching women to take an active role in their own self-defense and psychological well-being. For more information on the RAD program, please contact the La Porte Police Department’s Support Services Division at 281-842-3118.

Current R.A.D. Schedule

Day 1– August 5, 2019 6pm-9pm 
Day 2– August 7, 2019 6pm-9pm 
Day 3– August 12, 2019 6pm-9pm 
Day 4– August 17, 2019 6pm-9pm


To Register: E-Mail Matthew Parsons.