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Resisting Aggression with Defense System (R.A.D. for Men)

RAD 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

Upcoming Sessions

Registration is now open for Summer 2024! Register here.

  • The sessions will be held on Mondays from 2 p.m. - 5 p.m., specifically on July 1, 8, 15, and 22. The location is yet to be determined.

 If you should have any questions, please contact Sergeant Micah Pasquarell at 540-231-6411.

Register Here!