For more information about the RAD program on the Grafton campus, please contact Officer Andrew Fyvie via email.
The RAD system objective is based on the philosophy of choices, “to develop and enhance the option of self defense so that they may become more viable considerations to the woman who is attacked.” It is a completely natural response when an individual resists during a violent encounter. Yet, unless a woman has developed her options of resistance with education and training, the resistance she attempts may be futile. We try to strengthen innate survival techniques by making her options more available. Preparation through education and training is usually the best way to survive an assault situation. The class ends with a simulation scenario where the student is able to employ self defense techniques in the training environment.
The Advanced R.A.D. program builds on the techniques and strategies from the basic level class, and adds defenses against an edged weapon and a firearm. This program also covers more prone defense strategies, multiple subject encounters and even low and diffused light simulation exercises.
R.A.D. for Men
Resisting Aggression with Defense was adopted by the Tufts University Police as a self defense program in the fall of 2010. This course also has its foundations in education and awareness. The course includes lecture, discussion and self defense techniques, suitable for men of all ages and abilities.
Continuing to enhance the many options of self defense, the Keychain Defense Options course is one of the only realistic impact weapons programs available for the general public. Combining proven R.A.D. Physical Defense strategies with revolutionary impact weapon defense techniques makes this program a worthy addition to the R.A.D. System. Realistic employment, combat effectiveness, “light impact”, fluid transitions and even simulation training exercises are all part of this program.
For more information on the Keychain Defense Options, please contact Officer Christopher Fielding via email.
radKIDS®is the national leader in children’s safety and is the newest self defense and awareness program offered by the Tufts University Police Department. radKIDS® is brought to children and parents by the training and development of nationally certified instructors drawn from their own communities. By empowering a community with certified local instructors, the radKIDS® Personal Empowerment Safety Education package is not just a program but a true gift to the community.
radKIDS®Curriculum topics include:
Home, School and Vehicle Safety
Out and About Safety
Realistic Defense Against Abduction
Good-Bad-Uncomfortable Touch and more.
Stranger Tricks (including Physical Defense against Abduction)
Self-realization of personal power
For more information on radKIDS® please contact Officer Kerri DiGregorio via email.