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Rape Aggression Defense Classes

Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) is a national program designed to provide women with the concepts and methods needed for self-defense. The program enables women to take a more active role in protecting themselves and their psychological well-being.

Classes are taught by certified R.A.D. instructors over three evenings and cost $10. All women in the UC San Diego community – students, staff, faculty and affiliates – who are at least 16 years old are eligible to attend.

R.A.D. classes will teach you:

  • Effective and proven self-defense techniques
  • Awareness and prevention
  • Risk reduction and avoidance

More Information

If you have questions or want to sign up for the next class, contact and a team member will contact you within 3–5 business days.