Resisting Aggression with Defense System (R.A.D. for Men)
“I had done some martial arts briefly when I was younger, but I lost all of those skills over the years. RAD for Men was great because it offered me some practical skills of how to defend myself, if needed, in a responsible way. I appreciated that we talked about other important aspects during the course as well, including societal pressures on masculinity, consent, and the legality of self-defense." -Spring 2018 participant
Resisting Aggression with Defense is a course offered to male students and employees at Virginia Tech by the Virginia Tech Police Department. This FREE course has four parts which allows participants to focus on the following:
- Recognition of aggressive behavior.
- Negative Repercussions of aggressive behavior.
- The role men play in reducing aggression and violence.
- The opportunity to practice self-defense in a structured environment in order to avoid, resist, and escape aggressive behavior towards them.
“The RAD course hosted by Officer Pasquarell was a phenomenal opportunity to bond with friends, learn valuable self-defense skills and having fun while doing it.” – Parker Barrett, Sigma Phi Epsilon Chapter President
Registration is currently closed. Summer and Fall 2023 dates posted soon!
If you should have any questions, please contact Sergeant Micah Pasquarell at 540-231-6411.