Self Defense & Empowerment Training

The Health & Counseling Center joins with the Department of Public Safety to sponsor a Women’s Empowerment and Self-Defense Course.

We offer two types of workshops: the full R.A.D. training (see description below) and a short Personal Safety Workshop.

The full R.A.D. workshop empowers women to find and effectively use their voice, increase assertiveness skills, and to take personal responsibility for their own safety. We will be teaching through the nationally recognized R.A.D. Systems of Self-Defense program that goes beyond teaching women physical movements to protect themselves, enabling women to realize their own power and act on instincts we often ignore.

The Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) System is a program of realistic, self-defense tactics and techniques. It is a comprehensive course for women that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance, while progressing on to the basics of hands-on defense training. RAD is not a martial arts program. Our courses are taught by certified RAD instructors and provide you with a workbook/reference manual.

This is a 9-12 hour workshop that can be split up among several days. Please fill out this form if you are interested in hosting a RAD workshop. If you are interested in attending the next RAD workshop, please complete the registration form here.

If you are interested in hosting a Personal Safety Workshop, please complete this form. These workshops can range from 30 minutes to 90 minutes – whatever suits you better.

Please contact Robert Straub <> if you have any questions!