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Rape Aggression Defense Training

R. A. D. Self Defense for Women

The 12-hour class is broken into four (4) weekly sessions. The classes are held from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. at The Fountains Housing Multi-purpose Room (MPR). Each student will be provided with the knowledge to help her make an educated decision about resistance to a spontaneous violent attack. Taught by a nationally certified R. A. D. instructor, this comprehensive, women-only course begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and risk avoidance, then progresses to the basics of hands-on defense training. Although students will learn defense strategies, R. A. D. is not a martial arts program.


R. A. D. courses are open to female students, faculty and staff age 14 and older. All students in the course will be provided with a workbook and reference manual that outlines the entire program.


The cost of the class is FREE.


  • Desire to develop a personal safety plan.
  • Comfortable clothes that do not restrict body movement: jeans, shorts or sweats.
  • Sneakers (no street shoes).
  • No Jewelry.



Class size is limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.


To Register: Please send the following information to




Contact e-mail address

Please indicate if you are a student, faculty or staff member (or other)

If you are "other", are you the guest of a student, faculty or staff member?


If you have any questions or you would like more information, please call UNF Police Department at 904-620-2800 or email