1. 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.
2. Is there a program in my area?
Please check the program locator
section on this website.
3. What is the cost of a basic program?
The average cost for the Basic Physical Defense program for women is about $25. Some instructors offer this program as a community service through the local police dept. Many colleges and universities offer the RAD program as a credit course. Check with the instructor in your area for more detailed information.
4. Is this program one person's opinion?
The RAD program as it appears today is a result of the contributions of many RAD instructors across the United States and Canada.
5. How many women have taken this program?
To date, over 900,000 women have attended RAD Basic Physical Defense Program.
6. How long is this program?
The Basic Physical Defense program is a minimum of nine hours up to a semester long for those instructors who teach for college credit.
7. 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.
8. What are the requirements to become an instructor?
Any woman with the desire to share this information with other women may become an Instructor. Men who wish to become RAD Instructors must have a law enforcement background or be willing to submit to a background investigation.