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R.A.D. - Rape Aggression Defense

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

Upcoming Class

  • February 26 & 27, March 5 & 6
  • 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Note: This is one class divided into 4 sessions.

About R.A.D.

In 1989, Lawrence N. Nadeau founded Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) Systems. He served as the organization's Executive Director until June of 1998, when he turned the organization over to four of his senior Female Staff Instructors.

Today, R.A.D. is a nationally recognized alliance of self-defense educators dedicated to enhancing defensive options for women and children, while developing their abilities to manage aggressive behavior. R.A.D. is the largest organization of its kind and it is the only such organization ever enforced by the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (I.A.C.L.E.A.)

R.A.D. is taught at Tarleton State University during the fall and spring semesters. We currently have three instructors; Detective Kristie Bint and Sergeant Amanda Miller. There is no charge for this program but classes are limited in size. Therefore, students are encouraged to sign up early. These courses are open to all women at Tarleton State University and its surrounding communities.

The cornerstone of R.A.D. Systems is that this course has its foundation in Education and Awareness.  The course includes lecture, discussion, and self defense techniques suitable for women of all ages and abilities.  Classes range from nine to twelve hours in length, depending on the instructor. The classes normally take place spread over multiple nights.

The Tarleton R.A.D. Program has been featured in the Stephenville Empire-Tribune newspaper and Tarleton's The J-TAC newspaper. 

Register Today

Contact Sergeant Kristie Bint

Registration is only open to women. You will receive location information upon registration.

Our sponsors

Barefoot Athletics, La Fiesta Restaurant, Golden Chick, Baxter Chemical & Janitorial Supply Co., Inc., Tumbleweed Bar-B-Que, Chicken Express, TEXSTAR Ford Lincoln, Inc., Swindle's Jewelry, Gifford TV / Electronics, Senior Care Centers, and Sherwin Williams


If you or your business would like to help sponsor next semester's R.A.D. program please contact Detective Kristie Bint at 968 9565