Self Defense

Self-Defense and Pepper Spray Classes

Jared RAD              Pepper Spray            Jared.Rebekah                                    

 Basic Self-Defense and Pepper Spray Classes                                                                                                                                                                          

The Basic Self-Defense class is 90 minutes long and incorporates risk awareness discussion with simple physical self-defense techniques.

The Pepper Spray class is one hour and focuses on when and how to deploy pepper spray, and what type of pepper spray product works best.

Registration is required. classes are open to all students, employees, and community members of all ages.  The classes do not have to be taken together, or at the same time, but the police highly recommend that people who carry pepper spray take both.

Upcoming Basic Classes

  • Basic Self-Defense    2020 TBD
  • Using Pepper Spray   2020 TBD

To reserve a spot in an upcoming class please send an email to Sergeant Jared Davis indicating which class you would like to attend along with your name, phone number, and UO affiliation (if applicable).  Additional class details will be provided upon registration.  Emails should be sent to Jared.Davis@uopd.org

R.A.D. Basic Self-Defense for Women

The R.A.D. Basic Self-Defense Class is part of the National R.A.D. System of Self-Defense.  The program is a 12-hour comprehensive, women-only course that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and risk avoidance, while progressing on to the basics of hands-on defense training.  R.A.D. courses are taught by nationally certified R.A.D. Instructors and provide each student with a workbook/reference manual.  This manual outlines the entire Physical Defense Program for reference and continuous personal growth, and is the key to our free lifetime return and practice policy for R.A.D. graduates.

Upcoming R.A.D. Classes

  • 2020 TBD

Visit the R.A.D. Systems website for more information: http://rad-systems.com

If you are interested in hosting or attending a R.A.D. class at the University of Oregon please contact Sergeant Jared Davis @ Jared.Davis@uopd.org; or call 541-346-9224.

UO Credit Courses

The UO also offers various self-defense credit classes through the Physical Education and Recreation (PE/REC) Department.