Note: Thsi workshop is held in the Pathways Training Center, located on the lower level of the Wine-Price Building.

Total Workshop Time: 5 - 3 Hour Sessions (15 Hours Total)

Pre-requisites: None


Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) training is a comprehensive, women-only course that teaches awareness, prevention, risk reduction and risk avoidance, progressing on to the basics of hands-on defense training. Taught at more than 1,000 colleges and universities across the United States, RAD is the only program endorsed by the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators.

The Basic Self-Defense for Women program is a 15-hour course. Participants spend the first three hours in the classroom for open discussion and lecture. The next sessions demonstrate physical techniques, which include stances, strikes, kicks and pressure points, as well as techniques to break away from wrist grabs, bear hugs and chokeholds. The final three hours of RAD feature (optional) simulation, in which a certified RAD “aggressor” acts out real-life scenarios, and participants defend themselves using the techniques learned in class. Attendance for the entire course is required to participate.

The class is for women only and is free to attend. Participants must be able to attend all advertised sessions in order to register. For more information, contact Officer Felicia Glick at

Facilitated by: Lt. John Campbell, Ofc. Felicia Glick, Ofc. Craig Martin, Ofc. Jason Phillips, JMU Public Safety & Police

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