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Women's Self-defense Class

We teach this class to provide the students with the options and skills that may allow them to defend themselves against an attacker intending to sexually assault them.

CCU DPS officers are the instructors for a realistic women's self-defense class that is provided through the PALS curriculum. Students participate in an eight week class for one credit that covers physical, mental and tactical options for a woman who is attacked by someone with the intent to sexually assault her. Students will gain experience the physical techniques of self-defense and insight into the proper mindset for defending themselves. Students will also learn about the profile of the probable attacker and useful options for preparing their daily life in case they are targeted by an attacker.

The class is the Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) basic physical defense class and is listed in the course catalog as PALS 178. The class is provided twice a semester in the spring and fall semesters. The Rape Aggression Defense System is a program of realistic, self-defense tactics and techniques. The RAD system is a comprehensive course for women that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance, while progressing on to the basics of hands-on defense training. RAD is not a martial arts program.

R.A.D. is the only existing program to provide its students with a free lifetime return and practice policy and the program is endorsed by the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA).