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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 approximately 14,000 students, boasts more than 66,000 alumni, and offers 45 bachelor’s degrees, 12 master’s degrees, and 19 online programs within four colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Public Service, and College of Sciences and Technology. UHD has one of the lowest tuition rates in Texas.

U.S. News and World Report ranked UHD among the nation’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Applied Administration and Best Online Master’s Programs in Criminal Justice, as well as a Top Performer in Social Mobility. The Wall Street Journal/College Pulse ranked UHD one of the best colleges in the U.S. for its 2024 rankings, with notable distinctions: No. 1 for diversity (tied) and No. 3 for student experience. The University is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, a Minority-Serving Institution, and a Military Friendly School. For more information on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit uhd.edu.