Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D)

Master self-defense tactics and safety techniques through a comprehensive course designed specifically for women ages twelve and up. It begins with a focus on awareness, prevention, and risk reduction/avoidance, and progresses to the basics of hands-on defense training.

R.A.D. is offered by Michigan Tech’s Department of Public Safety and Police Services through HuskiesFit Programs, and the course is taught by Public Safety officers. The class combines both classroom instruction and hands on physical training. Class size is limited.


SDC Studio

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Special Requirements

Comfortable athletic wear and sneakers. Women only. Minimum age of 12.

Fall Session: September 5 - December 15

No class November 21 and 24.



Michigan Tech Student Session $50
General Public $75

Registration and payment can be completed online, by phone at 906-487-2073, or at the SDC Ticket Office. You’ll receive an admission ticket to present to your instructor on the first day of class.