RAD Program

2020 RAD Schedule and Registration Now Available.

Charles River Campus RAD Schedule.


When: Tuesdays February 4th to March 3rd from 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Where: Dance Studio, 285 Babcock St, Case Athletic Center 

Section 2

When: Wednesdays February 5th to March 4th from 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Where: Dance Studio, 285 Babcock St, Case Athletic Center 



When: Mondays and Wednesdays Spring Semester   from 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Where: FitRec, 915 Commonwealth Ave

REGISTER WITH STUDENT LINK. PDP 191 1A    *one credit class*


Please fill out the medical waiver for the first night. The form can be filled out online. Medical Waiver The goal of the BUPD RAD program is to provide an easily accessible program of education and awareness for the women of Boston University.  The program trains women in basic self-defense and offers them viable options when confronted with various threats of violence. The RAD system is not a martial arts class; the RAD system educates women about defensive strategies using simple and effective tactics and a unique teaching methodology. The RAD system—a realistic self-defense program of defensive tactics, techniques, and education—is a comprehensive course for women that progresses from awareness, prevention, risk reduction, and avoidance to basic self-defense participation. The course includes an illustrated and easily read student manual that outlines the entire physical self-defense program and can be referred to for continued personal growth. The course is usually broken down into three-hour classes but may be modified to accommodate the needs of large groups when practical. During the typical course lecture, audio and visual aids are mixed with stretching, warm-ups, and hands-on demonstrations and exercises. Each class repeats the previous drills and progresses to the next phase of defense. Also included is the Keychain Defense Option. Combining proven RAD Physical Defense strategies with revolutionary impact weapons defense techniques makes this program a worthy addition to the RAD System. Realistic employment, combat effectiveness, “light impact”, fluid transitions and even simulation training exercises are all part of this program. This program revolves around the use of a Kubotan in conjunction with weapon-enhanced physical skills. The final class gives a complete review of all techniques covered andthen culminates in various scenarios of unrehearsed simulated attacks in which the student fends off one or more aggressors. All participants are in padded gear and videotaped for review. Currently, the Rape Aggression Defense system is taught throughout the United States and Canada in universities, colleges, cities, and towns. All students receive a lifetime free return and practice policy.


I understand that I will be undergoing physical exertion while participating in the Boston University Police Department’s RAD (Rape Aggression Defense) program and realize that there are possibilities of injury or other complications associated with the program including, but not limited to, injury due to physical exertion and physical contact. I certify that I am physically fit enough to take part in this program, and will check with my personal physician if I have any questions about my physical condition as it relates to this program. In exchange for my participation in this program, I agree to assume this risk and to waive and release all claims and causes of action that I may have or acquire against Boston University, its Trustees, and their officers, employees or agents thereof for injury, loss or damage arising from ordinary negligence which are in any way connected with this program. By accepting the waiver, I agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of this waiver.