Rape Aggression Defense Program (RAD)

Police: RAD action shot

The RAD Program is a woman's self defense and awareness training program developed by Larry Nadeau and his staff in Virginia. It is an internationally recognized, proactive, physical defensive tactics training program provided to females around the nation. After much research and extended efforts, the UAB Police Department adopted and is now routinely providing this program as a service to the female population of the UAB community.

We offer the Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) self defense courses to all faculty, staff, and students free of charge. Our course is designed for women only and is a participative active seminar with lots of fun and action. There are two versions of this class; a 2-day program that runs from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm and a three night program that runs from 6:00 pm until 10:00 pm.

You may contact the following individuals to:

Register for RAD class(es):  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (205) 934-2409.

Obtain course information: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , (205) 975-8239 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , (205) 996-2247.

Your certified instructors are Lieutenant Bonita Sims, Captain Zandral Washington, and Sergeant Victor Griffin.