Personal Empowerment And Safety Education Course For Men, Women And Children

Two women in a Rape Aggression Defense classThe R.A.D. System is a comprehensive course that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance, progressing on to the basics of hands-on defense training. It is dedicated to teaching both women and men defensive concepts and techniques against various types of assault using easy, effective and proven self-defense/martial arts tactics.

R.A.D. is currently being taught by certified instructors from the College Police Department, and has likewise been adopted by many college and university campuses throughout the nation. R.A.D. provides effective options by teaching individuals to take an active role in their own self-defense.

In October 2000, San Diego Community College Police Department began offering the R.A.D. Program geared primarily for women. In 2016, College Police introduced R.A.D. training for men. Participants will have the opportunity to:

    • raise their awareness of aggressive behavior;
    • recognize how aggressive behavior impacts their lives;
    • learn steps to avoid aggressive behavior;
    • consider how they can be part of reducing aggression and violence;
    • and practice hands-on self-defense skills to resist and escape aggressive behavior directed toward them.

This program is designed to empower participants to make safer choices when confronted with aggressive behavior. Students, faculty, staff and guests are encouraged to sign up for this proactive training.

Rape Aggression Defense is a free 12-hour program. Participants must attend both sessions.
Women only.

Classes will be held from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at these locations:

North City Center: March 14 and 21, 2020
City College: March 28 and April 4, 2020
Educational Cultural Complex (ECC): May 2 and 9, 2020

To Register email:
North City Center class: Angie Kasinak at: akasinak@sdccd.edu
City College class: Angela Rodriguez at: arodrigu@sdccd.edu
Miramar College class: Linda Seamans at: lseamans@sdccd.edu
ECC class: Leticia Robles - lrobles@sdccd.edu 

Class details will be emailed once you’ve registered. 


Classes for Resisting Aggression with Defense for Men to be announced.