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Seton Hall University
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RAD Training Sessions

The RAD ( Rape Aggression Defense ) course is a self defense program designed to empower women by educating them about risk awareness, risk recognition, risk avoidance and risk reduction. This is an intensive program that also utilizes martial arts as a  practical means of defense against an assailant in a variety of circumstances. To date, it has been taught to over 250,000 women in colleges, universities and civic programs across North America. 

This class is open to all female students, staff and faculty who will receive training, instruction manuals and tee shirts at no cost. Participants must attend all mandatory sessions and will then will be eligible to practice in any RAD program, anywhere in the country, for free, for life. An optional section on the last date will be a simulated full-contact exercise where participants will be able to use the RAD techniques and strategies on our specially trained instructors. 

We are currently accepting registrants for the next class which include the following dates with two sessions per day:

  • Saturday, February 3, 2024, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Bethany Hall, Room A
  • Sunday, February 4, 2024, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Bethany Hall, Room A

*When registering, please note participants must attend all four sessions which include two sessions on both dates.  

Registration is required. To register for the course, please fill out this form

If you have any questions regarding the program, please contact Peter Iossa at [email protected] or (973) 761-9328.