York offers Rape Aggressions Defence course

York’s Department of Security Services will host Rape Aggression Defence (RAD), a unique course that gives participants the option of trying out what they have just learned in a controlled simulation attack. The course was last offered to female members of the York community in February this year.

The RAD course will be held Tuesday, July 13 and Wednesday, July 21, from 10am to 4pm each day; the location will be provided to those who register. The course is open to all female staff, faculty and students for $10, which covers the student manual. Students are required to wear clothing suitable for athletic activities and are asked to bring water bottles.

RAD is a program of realistic self-defence tactics and techniques. The RAD System provides women with basic information on personal safety, awareness, risk reduction and avoidance while progressing on the basics of hands-on defence training. This system utilizes easy, effective and proven self-defence or martial arts based tactics that do not require any special skills.

The RAD system is currently taught in over 250 colleges and universities throughout the United States and Canada and is the largest women’s physical defence program of its kind in North America. There are currently over 3,000 instructors worldwide and over 200,000 women have completed the RAD course.

To register for the RAD Program please contact Joe Falsetta at ext. 22255 joefal@yorku.ca or Dragan Spasojevic at 55931 dragan@yorku.ca.

For more information on the program, click here.