The Resisting Aggression with Defense (R.A.D.) Basic Personal Defense System is a national program of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques. These programs train both men and women in basic self-defense techniques and offer viable options when confronted with various threats of violence and aggression.

Our programs are offered for free on campus throughout the academic year for students, faculty, and staff.  Seats are offered on a first-come/first-served basis. Specialized and private classes are also available. Email selfdef@bu.edu for inquiries.

The R.A.D. system is not a martial arts class. All courses are taught by nationally certified R.A.D. instructors from the Boston University Police Department. Classes are also available for credit. If you have any questions about our self-defense classes, please e-mail selfdef@bu.edu. 

Please fill out the medical waiver and the informed consent waiver before attending the program. Please note, if you are a student, you must visit the student link to register.

Spring 2023 Class Schedule

RAD
March 16, 23, 30 April 6 and 13. Start time is 6:30 PM
Class meets at Case Athletic Center Rooftop at 285 Babcock Street (formerly the Case Dance Studio)

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RAD for Men
February 2, 9, 16 and 23. Start time is 6:30 PM
Class meets at Case Athletic Center Rooftop at 285 Babcock Street (formerly the Case Dance Studio)

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