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Sign Up Now for R.A.D. Classes for Women’s Self-Defense

The University of Houston-Downtown Police Department (UHDPD) and Sports & Fitness (S&F) are offering three Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) System classes 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Sept. 30, Oct. 7, and Oct. 14 in the Jesse H. Jones Student Life Center.

Classes are open to all women UHD student, faculty, and staff. To earn a certificate, all three classes must be attended in person.pexels-burst-374053

UHDPD will be teaching the R.A.D. System, which is a program of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques. The class is a comprehensive course for women that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction, and avoidance and progressing to the basics of hands-on defense training. Participants will learn:

  • Defense again the most common strikes.
  • Lifestyle awareness and empowerment to prevent attacks.

Space is limited. Register online at uhd.edu/sportsandfitness.

About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) is the second-largest university in Houston and has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974.

As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive, four-year university led by President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates more than 15,000 students, boasts more than 61,000 alumni, and offers 46 bachelor’s degrees, 11 master’s degrees, and 17 fully online programs within four colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business, College of Humanities & Social Sciences, College of Public Service, and College of Sciences & Technology.

For the fourth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report ranks UHD among universities across the nation for Best Online Criminal Justice Programs (No. 27 and No. 15 for Veterans) and Best Online Bachelor’s Programs.

UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston and one of the lowest in Texas. U.S. News ranked the University among Top Performers on Social Mobility and awarded UHD a No. 1 ranking as the most diverse institution of higher education in the southern region of the U.S. The University is noted nationally as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, Minority-Serving Institution, and Military Friendly School. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.