OFC. Sue Gets RAD at Rockland Place

July 24, 2013


sue2RPD fitness guru, Officer Sue Llewellyn, doesn’t just fight crime in Rockland; she works to prevent it. Recently, Sue took her renowned RAD class to the toughest, high crime area in Rockland to teach kids about their right to self defense.  Rather than Stand Your Ground, 40 kids in the Spring Gate Apartment complex were given a hands-on course in preventing, escaping and reporting (RECOGNIZE, AVOID and ESCAPE)  those who would cause them harm.



Thousands of Rockland kids have taken the course through Llewellyn and none did better than the dozens of kids from Spring Gate this week.


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What is RAD?

The Rape Aggression Defense System is a program of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques for women. The R.A.D. System is a 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. is not a Martial Arts program. Our courses are taught by Officer Susan Llewellyn, a certified R.A.D. Instructor. We 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.



radKIDS is the leading educator in realistic and empowering personal safety education for both children and parents. The radKIDS Program is providing children with hope, options, and practical skills to RECOGNIZE, AVOID and ESCAPE violence and abuse.

Our mission is to educate children with the tools, knowledge and power to recognize and avoid danger as well as to resist and protect themselves from physical abuse.


The radKIDS program is based on the foundation of a structured educational curriculum that includes realistic physical skills to escape attack or abduction. The martial arts programs that most children are involved in today are typically competition-based, and are usually centered around either sport or combat arts. radKIDS is not a sport, and specifically teaches children how *not* to fight. radKIDS provides the children in our world today with realistic skills to recognize, avoid, resist and, when necessary, escape physical violence and/or harm.

radKIDSradKIDS is a comprehensive, foundational safety education program for children aged 5-7 and 8-12.

Return and practice free until 12th birthday!


Class Schedule

(Ages 12 and up), females only.

Location: Rockland High School.

  • Class#1 will be held in the cafeteria. Registration, waivers, & parental consent forms to be completed.  The rest of the class is lecture with student participation. We talk about safety and self defense options. In general, any questions people attending will have.
  • Class#2 will be held in the R.H.S. gym. We do hands on self defense using pads & verbalization.
  • Class#3 will be held in the R.H.S. gym. Simulation (REDMAN) girls/women defend themselves from possible attack from the aggressor.

Classes are free and scheduled when demand dictates.  Contact Susan Llewelyn with intent.


Rockland Police Department
490 Market St.
Rockland, MA 02370
781-871-3890 ext. 127
R.A.D. Instructor Susan Llewellyn