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Personal Safety

R.A.D. (Rape Aggression Defense) Training

New Dates: Feb 21st 2014, 6PM-9PM and Feb 22nd 2014, 9:00AM-5PM  


The Rape Aggression Defense program is a nationally recognized self-defense program for women.  It is a free 12 hour training seminar that will teach you how to protect yourself and the ones that you love by detecting, preventing and deterring violent encounters.

Our Instructional Objective is to develop and enhance the options of self defense so they may become viable considerations to a woman who is attacked.

What is "R.A.D"?

A physical defense program for women that:

  • Has established standards of acceptability for female self-defense programs
  • Offers no-nonsense, practical techniques of defense
  • Has researched the effects of the "Fight or Flight Syndrome"
  • Offers advanced self-defense courses that build upon the Basic Physical Defense Systems
  • Provides static, fluid, and dynamic hands-on training
  • Provides students with a comprehensive reference manual
  • Has a free lifetime "Return and Practice" policy  

The R.A.D. class is restricted to attendees 14 years of age or older. For those ages 14 & 15, a mother or other female guardian must attend the class as well (or at minimum be present during the class).  For those 16 & 17 years old, a parent or guardian must sign a waiver but need not be present.  For those under the age of 14, there is a class called "RAD Kids" that is available but not offered by the Torrance Police Department. 

The first class session will be the classroom presentation and the second day will be the practical application. Wear comfortable clothing like sweats or leggings to cover the knees, and athletic shoes. 

This program is instructed by R.A.D. certified members of the Torrance Police Department and is held at the Torrance Police Department.  For more information on this program, contact Sergeant Chris Roosen croosen@torranceca.gov.

To sign up for the R.A.D. class, click here

To watch a video of our R.A.D. class, click here

To find out more information on the R.A.D. program, click here.

For the class flyer click here


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General Self Defense Information (This is not related to the RAD program)