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The Rape Aggression Defense System (RAD) is a program of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques for women. The R.A.D. System is a comprehensive, women-only course that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and risk avoidance, while progressing on to the basics of hands-on defense training.

R.A.D. is not a Martial Arts program. Our courses are taught by nationally certified R.A.D. Instructors and provide each student with a workbook/reference manual. This manual outlines the entire Physical Defense Program for reference and continuous personal growth, and is the key to our free lifetime return and practice policy for R.A.D. graduates.

Classes are held on a regular basis and groups may request a specialized class of their own.  All age groups are encouraged to attend, including High School and College bound women.

Adult classes are limited to 15 students.  The fee to register for this class is $25.

In conjunction with RAD classes, also offered are radKids classes for boys and girls in age groups 5-7 and 8-12. These youngsters will be instructed in personal safety and self defense for different situations. Instructors are experienced and trained to work with these young kids in these areas.

Class Schedules:
Urbandale Police Department has combined resources with Polk City, Windsor Heights, Clive and West Des Moines Police Departments to provide joint RAD classes this year.

2015 RAD Class Schedule: 
1st Session: February 10th, 12th, 17th, 19th from 6-9pm at the West Des Moines Police Dept.  For more information or to register, email Officer Taylor at william.taylor@wdm.iowa.gov

2nd Session: March 16th, 17th, 23rd, 24th from 6-9pm at the Dymond Public Safety Center in Clive.  For more information or to register, email Detective Nielsen at jnielsen@cityofclive.com

3rd Session: July (dates to be announced) from 6-9pm at the Urbandale Police Department.  For more information or to register, email Sergeant R. Taylor at rtaylor@urbandale.org 

4th Session: October (dates to be announced) from 6-9pm at the Windsor Height Police Department.  For more information or to register, email Detective Woods at awoods@windsorheights.org

2015 radKids Class Schedule:
* Dates to be announced *


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