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About R.A.D. Self Defense System

R.A.D. Systems balances the needs of men and women to acquire self defense education in a relatively short period of time, with the life long commitment required for physical skill mastery. How? By providing short term training opportunities in a progressive building block format, and combining each with R.A.D.'s trademark Lifetime Return and Practice Policy! Only a unified, extensive network can provide this service, honored worldwide. While other programs and/or instructors struggle to keep pace, R.A.D. Instructors share life saving information with confidence, knowing that their lessons will be continuously reinforced for a lifetime! 

The RAD Systems are dedicated to teaching defensive concepts and techniques against various types of assault, by utilizing easy, effective and proven self-defense/martial arts tactics. Our system of realistic defense will provide participants with the knowledge to make an educated decision about resistance.

Safety and survival in today’s world requires a definite course of action. We provide effective options, by teaching participants to take an active role in their own self-defense and psychological well being.

R.A.D. Provides

  • Reliable, professional training by certified instructors
  • Practical self-defense options that specifically apply to gender physiology and mind set
  • R.A.D. is a comprehensive program emphasizing awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance
  • A continuum of strategies to counteract assaults by strangers and acquaintances
  • Integrity and compassion for participants
  • In case a participant needs assistance with a past or future incidents, in-house (TSU) Instructors can provide quick and knowledgeable access to university and other local resources
  • Lifetime guarantee for education and practice

This Basic Self-Defense program is a 12 hour class that is offered to Tennessee State University and the community free of charge. The class is taught over the course of 3 days in 4 hour sessions.

This program is unique providing a lifetime guarantee. A graduate of any R.A.D. course taught by any instructor can return and practice anywhere in the country where the same course is being offered–absolutely cost free.

Space is limited. Reservations are required. In the event that a class has less than 5 people sign up that class will be canceled. Priority will be given in the next available class.

2017-2018 Schedule

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 R.A.D. for Women 

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  • November 2nd, 9th, and 16th 5pm-9pm
  • February 1st, 8th, and 15th 5pm-9pm
  • March 22nd, 25th, April 9th 5pm-9pm
  • April 5th, 12th, and 19th 5pm-9pm
  • For other class dates or times please contact the Crime Prevention Officer at (615)963-5928 or crimeprevention@tnstate.edu



  R.A.D. for Men

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