Rape Aggression Defense
Currently, there are two (2) certified R.A.D. Instructors on the UMES campus. R.A.D. is Rape Aggression Defense for women. "TO DEVELOP AND ENHANCE THE OPTIONS OF SELF DEFENSE, SO THEY MAY BECOME VIABLE CONSIDERATIONS TO THE WOMAN WHO IS ATTACKED". The focus of the R.A.D. course of instructions is on the development of easily mastered personal safety skills, which can be safely practiced within a comfortable learning environment, and the coupling of those physical skills safety awareness. The overall goal is to reduce victimization through informed decision-making and sensible actions.
R.A.D. is instructed to women only. The R.A.D. program is not a traditional self-defense course. It fills a longstanding void by enabling women to learn in a period of several hours a set of cognitive and physical skills, which will be of benefit for years to come. The choice to be made regarding resistance in any particular situation is a very personal one. R.A.D. students find the manner of instruction to be supportive and the course, as a whole, to be a very empowering experience.