The next class will be held on the Channel Islands Campus October  9th, 11th, 16th, & 18th 2017     6:00 PM - 9:00PM. This is a 12-hour class (3 hours each day) and participants must attend all 4 sessions to complete the program.

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Could you effectively defend yourself if attacked?

R.A.D. (Rape Aggression Defense) is the largest women's self-defense training program in the country, being taught by more than 350 universities and municipal law enforcement departments nationwide.

The Rape Aggression Defense System is a program of realistic, self-defense tactics and techniques. The R.A.D. system is a comprehensive course for women, which begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance, while progressing on to the basics of hands-on defense training.

The CSU Channel Islands Police Department will be offering the R.A.D. class throughout the year for students, staff, and faculty of CSU Channel Islands. This is a 12 hour class (3 hours each day) with a $20 registration fee due at sign-up. This will be fully refunded upon completion of program. Class size is limited. Register, in person, at Police and Parking Services located in Placer Hall. A waiting list is also being established so if you miss this class others will be offered in the near future.

If you have additional questions, please contact Community Involvement Coordinator, Rachel Huff at 805- 437-8850 Ext 7063 or


  • Has established the standard for female self-defense programs
  • Offers no-nonsense, practical techniques of defense
  • Provides realistic and dynamic hands-on training
  • Provides students with a comprehensive Reference Manual