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The Brentwood Police Department offers as a free community service the R.A.D. (Rape Aggression Defense) Program which is the largest and fastest growing women’s only self-defense program in the United States and Canada. R.A.D. is an international alliance of thousands of instructors united in offering practical options for responding to increasing acts of violence against women.

The Brentwood Police Department’s R.A.D. Program is a 12-hour Basic self-defense course which is taught in four 3 hour sessions. This course is offered for women 13 years of age and up. This is a “go at your own pace” program designed for virtually all fitness and skill levels.

Benefits of the Brentwood Police Department’s R.A.D. Program:

Learn practical ways to make yourself a hard target in various situations

Learn and practice easy, effective, physical techniques to defend yourself in a confrontation 

The opportunity to use the techniques learned against an aggressor in a controlled environment

A great bonding experience for mothers and daughters - the only cost to you is 12 hours of your time

An empowering experience that gives most women more confidence in themselves

Lifetime return and practice guarantee

Apply for an Adult class: R.A.D. Application




The August  R.A.D. Class is filled.

Check back for upcoming classes.

Advanced R.A.D. 

Prerequisite; Each participate must have successfully completed the Basic Rape Aggression Defense class before attending this course.

This course is designed to build upon many of the techniques learned in the Basic R.A.D. course.   Advanced” does not mean “complicated”.  Students will learn additional techniques that were not covered in the basic course.

Scheduled Advanced R.A.D. dates:

Tuesday, July 26th or Thursday, July 28th 2016

These classes will meet at 1300 Sunset Road from 6 to 9 pm

Please email Officer Mark Wood below if interested.


Watch WKRN News 2 coverage of Brentwood’s radKIDS® program:



Apply for a RADKids class:  RADKids Application



 The Brentwood Police Department also offers as a free community service the radKIDS® program. The radKIDS® Personal Empowerment Safety Education Program is a 10-hour family centered safety education program that emphasizes essential decision-making skills as well as physical resistance options to escape violence.

For more information interested parents should email the instructor, Officer Sam Bady.


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Officer Sam Bady

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Officer Mark Wood




Last updated: 7/6/2016 6:49:03 AM