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In an effort to educate students in the area of self-defense, the Lehigh University Police Department offers instruction in the Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) Program.

Upcoming R.A.D. for Women Classes:

Session Full! Session #1 March 4th, 5th and 6th | 5:00pm - 9:00p

New Session Added! Session #3 April 9th, 10th, and 11th | 5:00pm - 9:00pm 

Session #2 May 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, and 24th | 11:00am - 1:30pm  

To schedule RAD Training Session for your department or organization, please contact Off. Jaime Hricko (jrl417@lehigh.edu)

 Please note: Attendance to all classes in a session is mandatory.

The R.A.D. classes are free of charge. Class size is limited to 20 participants each. 


The registration form is located on the bottom of this page.
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The R.A.D. System is a program of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques for women only. It is a comprehensive course that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance, while progressing on to the basics of hands-on defense training.

R.A.D. is dedicated to teaching women defensive concepts and techniques against various types of assault, by utilizing easy, effective and proven self-defense/martial arts tactics. R.A.D. is not a martial arts class.

This program is designed for the average woman with no previous experience or background in physical skills training. The system of realistic defense will provide a woman with the knowledge to make an educated decision about resistance.  

Safety and survival in today’s world requires a definite course of action. The R.A.D. system provides effective options by teaching women to take an active role in their own self-defense and psychological well-being.

The women's basic self defense is 12 hours.

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Resisting Aggression is a choice. You are responsible for how you respond to any event in your life. Your decisions contribute to your past, present, and future.

Only you can make the choice to transform your life by committing to resist aggression. By investing your time and effort into this system, you will be presented with educational options to resist aggression.

You will be asked to raise your awareness of aggressive behavior, recognize how aggressive behavior impacts your life, to take steps to avoid aggressive behavior, and to look at how you can be part of reducing aggression and violence.

Unfortunately, in a small number of incidents, physical confrontation may be unavoidable. Our program also provides participants with realistic strategies for men forced into physical confrontation.

Resisting Aggression with Defense is designed to empower men to make different decisions when confronted with aggressive behavior.

This is the first step towards reducing aggression and violence for ourselves and those we love.

The RAD for Men class is 12 hours.


Physical Defense Program for Women, Men, and Seniors

R.A.D. WDS - Weapons Defense System (8 hours)

This system teaches participants realistic defensive strategies against edged weapons and firearms. This class is offered over a two-day, four-hour per day period. Participants must attend both days. Prerequisite: Participants must have already completed the R.A.D. Systems Basic Physical Self Defense for Women or R.A.D. for Men Resisting Aggression with Defense to participate. Must provide your signed student manual with completed class dates. LIMITED ENROLLMENT. 


Any questions can be directed to Officer Jaime Hricko (jrl417@lehigh.edu)

If you are interested in attending a R.A.D. training session, please fill in the following information: