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Welcome to R.A.D.

The Rape Aggression Defense System 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 ourĀ free lifetime return and practice policy for R.A.D. graduates.

Free Return Policy

The University of Maine Police Department offers R.A.D. self-defense for women in our community FREE of charge.

Once a woman has graduated from the class, she becomes a lifetime member. Once completed, she can go anywhere in the United States and Canada where R.A.D. is offered and attend a class for free, providing that there is room in the class. She can attend the entire course or just a simulation to brush up on her techniques.

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Contact Information

81 Rangeley Road
Orono, Maine 04469
Phone: (207) 581-4040 | Fax: (207) 581-1702E-mail:
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469