RAD Women's Self-Defense

IMG_0537.JPGThe Cleburne Police Department offers RAD classes to women of all ages. RAD (Rape Aggression Defense) is a nationally recognized system of self-defense that begins with awareness and avoidance, and moves through to hands-on defense techniques.

It is the only self-defense program of its kind endorsed by the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA), the National Academy of Defense Education, the National Self-Defense Institute (NSDI) and Redman Training Gear.

What is RAD?

The Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) System for Women is a program of realistic, self-defense tactics and techniques. RAD Systems provides comprehensive courses that begin with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance, while progressing to the basics of hands-on defense training.

Our instructors are certified by RAD and are officers or volunteers with our department.


Classes are broken into four sessions, held on two nights a week over two consecutive weeks. Be sure to pay close attention to the dates. Due to scheduling, some sessions may be scheduled on different days of the week.

  • All classes are females only.
  • All minors have to have a female guardian present at all times to take the class.
  • If you are pregnant you will not be allowed to participate in the hands-on simulation but you are still welcome to attend the class.
  • Participants must attend all four nights (10 hours total) to complete training.
  • Reservations are required.
  • Registrants should receive a phone call within a few days confirming registration.

This basic self-defense program is offered to the community free of charge; however, class space is limited and demand is high, so please plan to attend all four sessions. To receive a certificate of completion, you must attend all sessions.

Please note: In the rare event that a class has less than five people register, that class will be canceled. Priority will be given in the next available class.

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Organizations can schedule private classes by request.