Rape Aggression Defense Systems

OUR next classES will be May 10-13, June 28-July 1, and August 2-5

Hosted by the Irving Police Department, Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) Systems classes are designed to teach women and girls 12 years and older realistic self-defense tactics and techniques. The course is taught by Irving police officers who are nationally certified RAD instructors. These free classes are open to any female, 12 years and older, living in or visiting the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area.

The upcoming classes are age-specific and at different times. Please see below.

  • May 10 - 13: from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. - Open to all women ages 12 and up
  • June 28 - July 1: from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. - Open to girls ages 12 to 18
  • August 2 - 5: from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. - Open to girls ages 12 to 18 

The class will be held at the Irving Police Training Academy located at 2603 Esters Rd, Irving, TX, 75062. Please park in the north parking lot near the water tower. Contact Hiedy Medina by e-mail to sign up for an upcoming class. We do ask that you complete the registration forms/waivers located along the right side of the screen in order to secure your spot. As always, we usually have several people interested in the class and some may even have to be put on a waiting list. Sending your registration form in beforehand will secure your spot. If we do not receive your registration form with your intent to attend, then others from the waiting list will be added to the roster to receive this valuable training. Basic workout attire will need to be worn for class (something comfortable that would be worn to the gym). This includes a t-shirt, a long-sleeve t-shirt, shorts or pants, and closed-toe lace-up shoes. No sandals, boots, or open-toe shoes. Please feel free to bring snacks and something to drink.

Learn more about the national RAD Systems program.

RAD is designed to engage participants in a series of hands-on, realistic, self-defense tactics and reinforce the power of the voice. The RAD curriculum teaches basic self-defense, as well as focusing on self-awareness, risk reduction and avoidance. These programs include educational components comprised of lecture, discussion and physical resistance strategies. The goal of the program is to develop and enhance a woman’s options for self-defense, giving her viable considerations if she is attacked.

Designed for women and girls of all skill levels, each class is split into three-hour sessions held over a four-day period, providing flexibility for those who work or attend school.

In addition, participants who complete the program are eligible for RAD Systems’ Lifetime Return and Practice Policy, allowing them free acceptance to any class held in the United States or Canada for additional practice and education. This program is a great opportunity for women of all skill levels.

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