Rape Aggression Defense System (RAD)

The Rape Aggression Defense System is a program of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques for women. The RAD 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. RAD is not a martial arts program. Our courses are taught by nationally certified RAD instructors and provide each student with a workbook/reference material.

Need for Program


The Colchester Police Department determined that there was a need for such a program in our community. Corporal Roger Fisher, Officer Jeremy Wyskiel, Officer Christian Mellen, Corporal Jaime Bressler and Communication Specialist Elizabeth Fell were sent to the week-long course for instructors.

If you are interested in hosting or attending a RAD course, please contact Corporal Jaime Bressler at 802-264-5555
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