The R.A.D. program at Northern Illinois University is a partnership with several university groups with the goal of student safety. Our courses are taught by NIU instructors who are certified R.A.D. instructors. Every R.A.D. student is provided with a reference manual. This manual outlines the entire physical defense program for future reference and continuous personal growth. R.A.D. is not a comprehensive self-defense system but rather provides optional tactics that a student can use when faced by an attacker. R.A.D. is not a martial arts system, nor does it require students to be trained athletes to use the techniques taught. The R.A.D. program cannot anticipate all the situations or conditions under which this information may be used. Nor does R.A.D. know the specific skills, experiences, abilities, or limitations our attendants possess. NIU offers other classes and clubs which teach martial arts. The R.A.D. program is also taught at Kishwaukee Community College and through the DeKalb Police Department.
For more information on other courses offered by R.A.D. Systems, including instructor certification, contact R.A.D. Systems at 1-888-472-3543.