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Rape Aggression Defense

About R.A.D.

Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) Basic Physical Defense classes are offered at no cost to female-identified Georgia Southern students, faculty, and staff.

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 our free lifetime return and practice policy for R.A.D. graduates.

Classes are offered several times a year on the Statesboro & Armstrong campuses.

Certified R.A.D. Trainers

InstructorR.A.D. Certifications
Lieutenant Charles Bowen Basic Physical Defense
Replicating Adverse Dynamics
Corporal Penny Frost Basic Physical Defense
Sergeant Danny Garrigus Basic Physical Defense
Replicating Adverse Dynamics
Lauren Patterson, Psy.D. Basic Physical Defense

Investigator/Crime Prevention Officer Haley Shutley
Basic Physical Defense
Gemma Skuraton, DrPH, MPH, CHES, LAT, ATC, USAW, CPT, FMS Basic Physical Defense
Replicating Adverse Dynamics

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Last updated: 2/9/2022