The R.A.D. Systems of Delf Defense

The mission of the R.A.D. Systems is to establish an accessible, constantly improving and internationally respected alliance of dedicated Instructors. These Instructors in turn, will provide educational opportunities for women, children, men and seniors to create a safer future for them. In doing this, we challenge society to evolve into an existence where violence is not an acceptable part of daily life.

Why R.A.D.?

R.A.D. is the largest network of its kind with over 11,000 Instructors receiving training in our systems to date. These Instructors teach at various colleges, universities, and municipal law enforcement agencies as well as various other community organizations internationally. R.A.D. has trained more than 900,000 women since the program began in 1989. The cornerstone of R.A.D. Systems, this course has its foundations in education and awareness. The course includes lecture, discussion and self defense techniques. It’s suitable for women of all ages and abilities. Classes range from a total of 9 to 12 hours over 3 or 4 days, depending on the Instructor(s).

R.A.D. is the only existing program with a free lifetime return and practice policy, honored worldwide.

R.A.D. has developed specialized simulation techniques and equipment for use by certified R.A.D. Instructors.

R.A.D. is the only self-defense program ever endorsed by the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA), National Academy of Defense Education, the National Self- Defense Institute (NSDI) and Redman Training Gear.

Massasoit Community College Police R.A.D. Program

The R.A.D. System of women’s self defense balances the need of women to acquire self defense education in a relatively short period of time by providing short term training opportunities in a progressive building block format. Combined with R.A.D.’s trademark Lifetime Return and Practice Policy each student will participate in basic hands on self defense techniques accompanied by a crime prevention and risk reduction lecture. The class is taught by RAD Instructor Certified Officers of the Massasoit Community College Police Department. This twelve hour course of instruction, taught over four days of three hour increments will provide a basic knowledge of self defense and crime prevention education.

Please feel free to review the additional information provided as well as the website for the R.A.D System at: or call the College Police Department for scheduling information at: 508-588-9100 x1041.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: 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 person with no previous experience or background in physical skills training.

Q: How many women have taken this program?
To date, over 900,000 women have attended RAD Basic Physical Defense Program

Q: How long is this program?
The Basic Physical Defense program is a minimum of nine hours.

Q: What is the cost of the program?
The Massasoit Community College offers this program free of cost.

Q: Do I need to be a student of Massasoit Community College to attend the program?
No. The Massasoit College Police offers this program to all.

Q: 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.