Learn to Defend Yourself
CWRU Division of Public Safety staff instruct RAD —Rape Aggression Defense—self-defense training several times a year. The program empowers students, faculty, and staff that identify as female to combat various types of assaults by providing them with realistic self-defense tactics and techniques. This empowerment is taught through four basic principles: prevention, risk reduction and avoidance, while progressing on to basic hands-on defense training.
The course is physically and psychologically demanding. While not a martial arts program, it includes self-defense tactics and techniques. The training officers use pads and padded suits so students can practice what it is like to strike an aggressor. Students, faculty and staff can attend for free.
The course consists of four 3-hour classes (12 total hours), taught at various locations on campus.