Most physical assaults can be avoided using risk reduction techniques; however no one is totally immune from possibly becoming victimized by assault. All individuals should learn prevention and basic physical defense skills.
ETSU R.A.D. Courses
The ETSU Department of Public Safety offers Rape Aggression Defense System (R.A.D.) courses. Core R.A.D. courses are available to women only.
The R.A.D. (Rape Aggression Defense) system is a program of realistic, self-defense tactics and techniques. The program is a comprehensive course for women that begin with awareness, prevention, risk reduction, and avoidance, while progressing on the basics of hands-on defensive training and the use and power of words. This program is not a martial arts program. Our courses are taught by certified instructors and provide you with a workbook/reference manual. The manual outlines the entire defense program for continuous personal growth. The R.A.D. program is currently being taught throughout the United States and Canada in over 450 colleges, police departments, military bases, women's centers, rape crises centers, and several independent locations. The course is growing with wide spread acceptance due to the ease, simplicity, and effectiveness of the tactics, solid research, legal defensibility and unique teaching.
This program is dedicated to teaching women defensive concepts and techniques against various types of assault, by utilizing easy,
Students that participate will begin the process of hands on training. The techniques used by R.A.D. are based on simple gross motor skills and are developed to the point that they become instinctual through repetition. Students will have the opportunity to use these techniques in dynamic impact training by striking padded equipment. All techniques simulate a single attacker.
Students will be introduced to ground defense techniques and will continue to refine skills previously learned with "PRACTICE, PRACTICE, and PRACTICE".