Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.)

The Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D) program is a free, self-defense course hosted by the Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office.


R.A.D. classes are designed to teach women how to defend themselves against unexpected, physical attacks. All ages are welcome and no prior self-defense training is necessary. Class sizes are limited and prior registration is required.



Frequently Asked Questions



Q: Do I need any prior experience to attend this class? Do I need to
be in top physical shape to participate?


A: No. This program is designed for the average woman with no previous
experience or background in physical training skills.




Q: Can I bring my younger daughter with me?

A: Yes. It is very common for mothers and daughters to attend classes together. In addition to developing and enhancing their self-defense options, it can be a great bonding experience.