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R.A.D. Self Defense Programs

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Rape Defense Systems

Safety and survival in today's world requires a definite course of action. We operate on the premise that a spontaneous violent attack will stimulate a natural desire to resist on the part of the victim (Flight or Fight Syndrome). R.A.D. provides effective options by teaching women to take an active role in their own self-defense and psychological well being.

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R.A.D. is NOT a martial arts class
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R.A.D. Self Defense Programs

To be added to our list for upcoming classes, please complete and submit the registration form to

The Albany County Sheriff’s R.A.D. Team was established in cooperation with the Albany County DA’s Office.