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.

Fall 2022 Class Schedule

RAD
October 5, October 12, October 19, October 26, and November 2
6PM – 9PM

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RAD for Men
September 26, September 3, and September 10
6PM – 9PM

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