Self-Defense Classes Now Available

The Rape Aggression Defense System (RAD) teaches men and women realistic self-defense tactics and techniques. The program’s focus is two-fold: to teach techniques to recognize and reduce risk and increase awareness in potentially dangerous situations and to provide you with hands-on defense training. RAD training is a hands-on physical defense class (not martial arts) that requires 12 hours of instruction to receive a certificate of completion.

The RAD System of Physical Defense is taught at many colleges and universities. The RAD philosophy centers on ease, simplicity and effectiveness. The program is dedicated to teaching men, women, and children defensive concepts and techniques against various types of assaults by utilizing simple and proven successful self-defense tactics. Men and women classes are taught separately.

Cost and Eligibility

RAD training is free to students, faculty, and staff. If you are interested in participating, please email RAD@dps.usc.edu your name, type of class, and option.

Women’s Basic Self-Defense (RAD) Courses:

Option #1:
Wednesday nights, September 13th , September 20th & September 27th from 6:00pm-10:00pm (Three days)

The training will be conducted at the USC main campus in the Arts & Humanities Residential College at Parkside (PRB) building:
920 W. 37TH PL.
LOS ANGELES, CA 90007
Multipurpose Room

Option #2
Sundays, October 29th & November 5th from 8:00am-2:00pm (Two days)

The training will be conducted at the USC main campus in the Arts & Humanities Residential College at Parkside (PRB) building:
920 W. 37TH PL.
LOS ANGELES, CA 90007
Multipurpose Room

Advance class only:
Women’s Advance: Monday nights, November 13th , November 20th & November 27th from 6:00pm-10:00pm (Three days) must have proof of completion of basic training

The training will be conducted at the USC main campus in the Arts & Humanities Residential College at Parkside (PRB) building:
920 W. 37TH PL.
LOS ANGELES, CA 90007
Multipurpose Room

Men’s class only:
RAD for Men: Wednesday nights, November 1st , November 8th & November 15th  from 6:00pm-10:00pm (Three days)

The training will be conducted at the USC main campus in the Arts & Humanities Residential College at Parkside (PRB) building:
920 W. 37TH PL.
LOS ANGELES, CA 90007
Multipurpose Room