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Frequently Asked Questions

Does it cost anything to take this program?

The class is FREE for all Drexel students, faculty and staff.

How long is the R.A.D. class?

Classes are broken into 3-hour sessions, on 3 consecutive Wednesdays at the start and middle of each term. Customized schedules are also available for private groups. Contact Public Safety at 215-895-1464 to arrange a class for private groups.

How many people are in each class?

While there is no set number of students for each class, we do limit class size to ensure that each participant feels comfortable and is able to receive proper instruction.

What time is the class?

Class times will be varied due to demand and participation. We would be happy to schedule a class to fit your groups needs. Contact Public Safety at 215-895-1464 to get additional information.

Do I have to go to all classes?

Participation in all class segments is necessary to "complete" the class and receive your pass to any future R.A.D. classes held throughout the United States, free of charge.

Do I really get to hit someone in a suit?

Yes. You will get the chance to practice what is taught to you in class. An instructors, who will be dressed in a well padded protective suit, will demonstrate and be available for "full contact" practice of techniques & skills learned. This is called simulation training and is a valuable part of the class as it gives the student a chance to see how their newly learned skills work in real life situations. This part of the class is optional, but is encouraged.

Do I need to be an athlete to participate?

No, not at all. The class is designed so that the average person can take it, and be successful. We instruct individuals to go at their own pace and we never ask you to do something you can't do, or do not want to do.

When can I sign up for this class?

To sign up for classes, fill out the form below. For more information, contact Public Safety at 215-895-1464.