Self-Defense Classes

Want to enhance your ability to recognize and reduce personal safety risks?  Learn risk-avoidance skills and practical hands-on resistance strategies through comprehensive self-defense training with DPS. 


R.A.D. SyWomen's Self-Defense at BrownWomen's Self-Defense at Brownstems Self-Defense Programs are specifically designed for women (Rape Agression Defense) and men (Resistance Against Aggression). The Department of Public Safety offers R.A.D. courses during the academic year and during summer session.  Self-defense classes teach risk-recognition,  reduction strategies and sexual assault awareness/prevention, practice comprehensive verbalization and hands-on skills to resist attackers or acts of aggression. Participants will certainly leave the course informed about the range of self-defense options available!

Courses run for 4 classes, 12 hours and 9 hours respectively.  Our program facilitators include certified Campus Police Officers.  For more information, please email Campus Safety at [email protected].

The Student Activities Office also hosts several martial-arts based clubs that are open to all members of the Brown community.  For more information, please visit the Student Activities Office website.

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