“Woman must not depend on the protection of man
but must be taught to defend herself.”
–Susan B. Anthony, 1871
The R.A.D. systems of self-defense is the official self-defense training program of the National Academy of Defense Education. Defense education increases awareness and provides a deeper understanding of one’s potential.
The Rape, Aggression, Defense System (R.A.D.) is specifically designed for women who are willing to consider defense as a viable option in situations where their life is in jeopardy. The objective of the organization is to develop and enhance the options of self defense, so they may become viable considerations to the woman who is attacked.
Preparation through education and training is usually the best way to survive an assault situation. By attending a credible physical defense program, a woman can develop her options with regard to resistance.
Why Woman Only?
While all men are obviously not rapists, the vast majority of rapes are committed by men against women. If we allow access for men, the potential exists for one to unknowingly convey our defensive philosophy to rapists.
Women who enroll in the basic class often do so because they feel vulnerable. Some of them are survivors of a previous assault or rape and come to us seeking information that may help them in avoiding the nightmare they’ve already survived. Having a self defense class that was open to men and women would show a lack of unity, a lack of peer support, and a definite inhibitor to empowerment. The Basic R.A.D. System program should be a team building experience. Women who enter the program as strangers to one another often depart as friends, and the percentage of women that experience empowerment is beyond 90%. I feel that would be different with men in the class.
Refuse To Be A Victim:
Develop you own personal safety strategy; attend a Refuse To Be A Victim seminar. RTBAV is situational awareness and protection strategy educational experience. What can I do to better protect myself, my family, friends, or employees from becoming victimized?
Take a pro-active role in your personal safety. Here are just a few of the things you will learn at a Refuse To Be A Victim seminar:
- How to minimize risk of victimization
- How to create a personalized safety plan, before it is needed
- An array of personal safety strategies for Home Security, Parents and Children, Personal Security, Personal Protection Devices, Automotive Security, Workplace Safety, Technological Security, Travel Security, Senior Citizens and Persons with Physical Disabilities.
Created by the woman of the NRA in 1993, Refuse To Be A Victim, a four hour crime prevention seminar, presents a variety of information to help you take a pro-active role in personal safety.
Seminar participants, young and old, male or female, are empowered by the information presented in the seminar. Law enforcement and security experts agree that the best way to reduce one’s chances of victimization is through the development of a personal safety strategy before it is needed.
Personal Safety is not always convenient. You must consciously integrate the options you choose into everyday life until good habits are formed. Remember, criminals prefer easy targets. The more difficult a target you present, the less likely you are to become a victim. You can choose to “Refuse To Be A Victim.”