Sep 25, 2023
PEDC 105 - RAD:Basic Phys Defense for Women
Credit Hours: 1
Lecture Hours: 0
Laboratory Hours: 2
Prerequisite(s): Course registration is restricted to female students only and is completed by instructor permission only
Restriction(s): Female students only and is completed by instructor permission only
RAD (Rape, Aggressions, Defense Systems): Basic Physical Defense for Women The course is an introduction for females to basic self- defense skills, escape and avoidance strategies, offensive and defensive procedures, defensive techniques, and simulated attacks. The course will address basic fitness principles, including strength, flexibility and cardiovascular fitness. Fitness principles will be addressed specifically in terms of the student’s ability to practice and perform self-defense skills.
Student Learning Outcomes of the Course: Students will be able to:
- Be familiar with the widespread occurrence of violence against women, and how race, age or socioeconomic status does not limit such violence.
- Identify on campus resources that are useful in cases of relationship violence, sexual violence and sexual harassment.
- Discuss common myths and misconceptions regarding rape and violence against women, and explain how such myths may interfere with violence prevention.
- Understand the difference between self-confidence, assertiveness and aggressiveness.
- Examine their behaviors and how they correlate with personal safety.
- Identify their personal strengths and physical limitations regarding safety and self-defense.
- Identify methods to increase their personal safety by reducing risks.
- Understand each of the 4 risks of self-defense: awareness, reduction, recognition, and avoidance.
- Identify and understand the 10 basic principles of defense.
- Practice and demonstrate the three levels of RAD stances.
- Identify their personal weapons, and demonstrate defense skills using these weapons.
- Identify vulnerable locations and personal weapons.
- Demonstrate all of their learned skills to escape from an attacker during simulation.