Rape Aggression Defense (RAD)

Free self-defense training for women and men

The Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) System is dedicated to teaching women and men defensive concepts and techniques against various types of assault by utilizing easy, effective and proven self-defense and martial arts tactics. Our system of realistic defense will provide participants with the knowledge to make an educated decision about resistance. Certified RAD instructors teach this course.

RAD for Women

Jan - Feb 2022 RAD class

Each class session is scheduled for you to attend one night a week for three weeks to complete the course (There are no day classes. You must attend all three sessions of the class to complete the course).

Upcoming schedule

DateTime startTime endLocation
Class 1, Session 1: Thursday, January 27, 20226 p.m.9 p.m.Plemmons Student Union (PSU), Rough Ridge Room (415)
Class 1, Session 2: Thursday, February 3, 20226 p.m.9 p.m.Plemmons Student Union (PSU), Rough Ridge Room (415)
Class 1, Session 3: Thursday, February 10, 20226 p.m.9 p.m.Plemmons Student Union (PSU), Rough Ridge Room (415)

RAD for Men

If you are interested in taking the male self defense class, please contact the Appalachian Police Department at 828-262-2150.


To register for one of the sessions, please complete one of the registration forms below and return via email to Captain Johnny Brown at brownjm@appstate.edu. 

Please print, fill out, and bring the completed RAD Registration Form with you and present it to the instructor prior to the start of class. 

There is NO registration fee. The class includes the course activities, student manual and a lifetime return and practice policy. We do require you complete the application and meet with the RAD Coordinator before attending the class. Class size is limited to 20 students.

More information

For Information, please contact:

Captain Johnny Brown

The Appalachian Police Department is located in the Rivers Street Parking Deck, 461 Rivers Street, Suite B.