Citizen Services

Rape Aggression Defense R.A.D.

The Rape Aggression Defense System is a program of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques for women. The R.A.D. System is a comprehensive, women-only course that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and risk avoidance, while progressing on to the basics of hands-on defense training. R.A.D. is not a Martial Arts program. Our courses are taught by nationally certified R.A.D. Instructors and provide each student with a workbook/reference manual. This manual outlines the entire Physical Defense Program for reference and continuous personal growth, and is the key to our free lifetime return and practice policy for R.A.D. graduates.

R.A.D. Systems Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Do you need any prior experience to attend this class? Do I need to be in top physical shape to participate?
No. This program is designed for the average woman with no previous experience or background in physical skills training.
  2. What is the cost of a basic program?
The average cost for the Basic Physical Defense program for women is FREE through the Walton County Sheriff's Office. Some instructors offer this program as a community service through the local police dept. Many colleges and universities offer the RAD program as a credit course. Check with the instructor in your area for more detailed information.
  3. Is this program one person's opinion?
The RAD program as it appears today is a result of the contributions of many RAD instructors across the United States and Canada.
  4. How many women have taken this program?
To date, over 250,000 women have attended RAD Basic Physical Defense Program.
  5. How long is this program?
The Basic Physical Defense program is a minimum of nine hours up to a semester long for those instructors who teach for college credit.
  6. Can I bring my younger daughter with me?
Yes. It is very common for mothers and daughters to attend this program together. In addition to developing and enhancing their options of self-defense, it seems to be a great bonding experience for them.

Class prerequisites

  • R.A.D. is a woman's only class.
  • Comfortable workout clothes that you can move freely in.
  • Comfortable workout shoes with good traction.
  • Ages 13 & up. With some of the serious topics in the class we would like girls age 13 to 17 be in class with their mother or female guardian.

Class Cost

Classes will be free of charge.

Organizations & Groups

The class will be available to you as groups on a scheduling basis. Please contact Sgt. Jordan or Lori Maddox in the Walton County Sheriff's Office Training Division for scheduling.


Sgt. Johnny Jordan
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Lori Maddox
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 Phone: 850-892-8186