Low-Cost Self-Defense for Women*

Sponsored by Gender Equity Resource Center, Recreational Sports, Residence Life and UCPD

Learn how to increase awareness and assertiveness skills.  As a risk-reduction program, we talk about voice, boundaries, options for someone who may be attacked, and discuss the realities of sexual violence and sexual harassment, including dating violence in our community.  The R.A.D. System (http://www.rad-systems.com) is a 9-12 hour comprehensive, women-only course that begins with risk awareness and progresses to the basics of hands-on defense training.  Please wear comfortable clothing and athletic shoes.  Bring a pen for taking notes, a towel, water and food for yourself.

* We welcome all who experience life through the lens of woman in body, spirit, identity – past, present, future, and fluid.

Sign-up here (Class may be cancelled due to insufficient enrollment)
  • Two Saturdays, Oct. 8 & 15, 2016, 9:00 am-3:30 pm, Foothill Assembly Room
  • Two Saturdays, Mar 4 & 11, 2017, 9:00 am-3:30pm, Foothill Assembly Room
  • Two Saturdays, July 8 & 15, 2017, 9:00 am-3:30 pm, Location – TBA

$10 with UCB ID (students, faculty and staff); $20 for community members.

(For UCB students only – We are able to provide a limited amount of scholarships in cases of financial need.  Please indicate this [Scholarship Request] on the Questions section of the googleform).

Space is Limited:

Please sign up to hold your space (first come, first serve).  We will send a confirmation email with instructions on how to pay, what forms to bring with you, directions, etc.  You are not confirmed in the class until you pay the fee (or receive a scholarship).


R.A.D. has an unlimited return and practice policy.  If you have taken the R.A.D. previously,  and would like to take this as a refresher, please sign-up below and put “Refresher – your name” in the NAME field.  Please bring your signed manual to class.

For Disability Related Accommodations:

Please go to ACCESS.BERKELEY.EDU with as much notice as possible.


Please email justincrosby@berkeley.edu



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