R.A.D. Classes - The National Standard in Self Defense Education™

The Rape Aggression Defense System™  is a program of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques for women. The R.A.D. System is a comprehensive, women-only course that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and risk avoidance, while progressing on to the basics of hands-on defense training. R.A.D. is not a Martial Arts program. Our courses are taught by nationally certified R.A.D. Instructors and provide each student with a workbook/reference manual. This manual outlines the entire Physical Defense Program for reference and continuous personal growth, and is the key to our free lifetime return and practice policy for R.A.D. graduates.

2024 Classes will be held at:

Yorktown Elementary School (Gym)
131 Siege Lane (off Route 17) Yorktown, VA. 
(Location is subject to change)

SESSION 1 - March 18, 20, 25, 27, 28 (6 p.m. until 9 p.m.)
SESSION 2 - May 6, 8, 13, 15, 16 (6 p.m. until 9 p.m.)
SESSION 3 (SATURDAYS) - July 13, 20, 27 (12 p.m. until 5 p.m.)

Advanced Session (Part I to Part IV) 
October 11 & 12 from 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm 
**For students that have previously attended Basic RAD. 


In order to receive all the benefits that the RAD program has to offer, Participants MUST attend all five classes within a session. Must be at least 16 years old to participate. Participants who are 16 or 17 years old must be accompanied to all sessions by an adult female. (Mother, Aunt, Sister)

Questions?  Contact Deputy Hollie Flowers by email 


Rape Aggression Defense System
Rape Aggression Defense System