Dwayne Carey
Boone County Sheriff
Boone County Sheriff's Department and Jail
2121 County Dr.
Columbia, MO 65201
Office (573) 875-1111
Fax (573) 874-8953

Boone County Sheriff's Department
Self Defense Classes

radKIDS® Program


R.A.D. (Rape Aggression Defense) Program


radKIDS® (resisting aggression defensively) is a personal empowerment and safety education program for children ages 5-12. The program includes lecture, safety drills, muscle memory exercises and dynamic simulation. Classes are 6 hours in length.

Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) is a self-defense program designed for women only. Women 12 through 16 years of age MUST be accompanied by a female parent or guardian. This course is 12 hours in length.

radKIDS® topics include:

  • Home, School and Vehicle Safety
  • Out and About Safety
  • Realistic Defense Against Abduction
  • Good-Bad-Uncomfortable Touch and more.
  • Stranger Tricks (including Physical Defense against Abduction)
  • Self-realization of personal power

The classroom topics include:

  • General Safety
  • How to make your residence more secure
  • Travel Safety
  • Use of Weapons
  • What to do after an attack

Parents/guardians are encouraged to attend the training, but it is not mandatory. Manuals will be provided prior to class, so that parents/guardians will know all of the material that will be covered, prior to the class.

During the second portion of the class, we get into hands on self-defense. We teach blocks, strikes and kicks, and also some ground defense. The third and final portion of the course is simulation training. Simulation training gives you the opportunity to put together all you have learned in a simulated attack by the R.A.D. instructors. Manuals are provided to each student.

R.A.D. Demonstration
R.A.D. Demonstration

Upcoming Classes:

SUMMER 2017 radKids CLASS -

October 6 - Saturday - 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM (ages 5 to 8 only)
October 13 - Saturday - 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM (ages 9 to 12 only)

Upcoming Classes:

There are no classes currently scheduled.
Contact RAD@boonecountymo.org for information on scheduling your group.

All radKIDS® and RAD courses are offered free of charge.
All classes will be held at the Boone County Sheriff's Department, unless noted otherwise.

radKIDS® is open to boys and girls ages 5 to 12. Students must attend all 8 hours for completion of the course.

RAD is open to women ages 12 and up. Students must attend all 12 hours for completion of the course.

To register for a class, send the following information to RAD@boonecountymo.org.

  • Student's Name and Age
  • Name of Parent/Guardian (For students under 17 years of age)
  • Email Address Contact
  • Phone Contact
  • Dates of Class the student will attend

Contact an instructor if you would like to set up a class for your group of 15-25 students.