R.A.D. Information



Welcome to our Rape Aggression Defense Systems Training


Basic Physical Defense for women





Could You Effectively Defend Yourself If Attacked?
How Much Time and $$$ is Your Personal Safety Worth?

Rape Statistics

- 1 out of every 4 college women polled was sexually assaulted during four years at college. (Ms. Magazine Study of Sexual Assault and Rape.)

Assault and Rape

- Between 1973 and 1987, (14 years), over 2.3 million women reported sexual assaults in the United States. 71% of these victims avoided being raped by taking self-protective measures. (United States Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics.) Develop Your Options
- In 1988, rape victims took self-protective measures in 86.7% of the cases. "Rape victims were more likely to defend themselves than assault or robbery victims." (Criminal Victimization in the United States 1988).

Don't Be Victimized By Fear.

- "In fact, the most often used strategy for avoiders (of rape) appears to have been a combination of screaming and use of physical resistance." (Bart, P. & O'Brien, P. 1985). Stopping Rape: Successful Survival Strategies. Pergamon Press, New York.)

RAD Objective

- "To develop and enhance the options of self defense, so they may become viable considerations to the woman who is attacked." Larry Nadeau, Executive Director

What is the RAD System?

The Rape Aggression Defense System is a program of realistic, self-defense tactics and techniques. The RAD System 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 work book/reference manual. This manual outlines the entire Physical Defense Program for reference and continuous personal growth. The RAD System of Physical Defense is currently being taught at many Colleges and Universities. The growing, wide spread acceptance of this system is primarily due to the ease, simplicity and effectiveness of our tactics, solid research, legal defensibility and unique teaching methodology. The Rape Aggression Defense System is dedicated to teaching women defense concepts and techniques against various types of assault, by utilizing easy, effective and proven self- defense / martial arts tactics. Our system of realistic defense will provide a woman with the knowledge to make an educated decision about resistance.


We operate on the premise that a spontaneous violent attack will stimulate a natural desire to resist, on the part of the victim (supported by research). We educate women about "The Flight or Fight Syndrome", while showing them that enhancing their option of physical defense is not only prudent, but a necessity if natural resistance is to be effective.

Safety and survival in today's world requires a definite course of action. We provide effective options by teaching women to take an active role in their own self-defense and psychological well being.

Physical Defense System
Aerosol Defense Options
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Finally, a Physical Defense Program for Women That:fight

- Has established the standard for female self-defense programs;
- Offers no-nonsense, practical techniques of defense;
- Researched the effects of "The Fight or Flight Syndrome";
- Offers Advanced self-defense courses that build upon the physical defense system;
- Provides realistic and dynamic hands on training;
- Provides students with a comprehensive Reference Manual;
- Certifies Instructors from the community;
- Has a Litigation defense policy;
- Offers state of the art programs at reasonable rates;
- Every student receives a lifetime membership policy


10 Reasons why RAD Systems is on the cutting edge of self- defense training:

To help address the serious need for teaching self-defense as part of a crime prevention program, the following statistics are provided for consideration. These general statistics are based on those of the Bureau of Justice, U.S. Department of Justice, for the years 1995 through 1998.

- One of three women can expect to be sexually assaulted in their lifetime.

- Somewhere in America, on average, a woman was raped every two minutes

- during 1995 and 1996, 977,000 women were the victims of rape, attempted rape or sexual assault.

- Only about 31% of rapes and sexual assaults were reported to law enforcement officials. Of the reported number,41% occurred in the daytime, 59% occurred at night.

- Assault victims took protection measures 87% of the time; 71% avoided being raped by taking such measures. women who made absolutely no attempt to resist were all raped.

- A rape usually lasted 2 to 4 hours.

- Most sexual assaults, and four in ten rapes, took place at the victim's home.

- Approximately 68% of rape victims knew their assailant (28% of the victims were raped by husbands or boyfriends, 35% by acquaintances, 55 by other relatives); 32% were raped by strangers.

- At least 45% of the rapists were under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

- In 29% of rapes, the offender used a weapon; firearms were used only 6% of the time.

- 75% of female rape victims require medical care after the attack.

- Teen women ages 16 to 19 were three and one half times more likely than the general population to be victims of rape, attempted rape or sexual assault. One in two rape victims was under age 18; one in six was under age 12.

- 90% of rape victims were women; 10% were men and boys.

- During 1995, 126,000 children were victims of either substantiated or indicated sexual abuse; of these, 75% were girls and nearly 30% were between ages four and seven.


For more information and scheduling Rape Aggression Defense Courses
Jarrod Sullivan
Bryan Daigle

Tulane University Health Sciences Center Police Department
1430 Tulane Ave. SL-81
New Orleans, La. 70112



Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5000