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Who We Are

Founded in 2009 by Black Belt Masters Adam, Joseph, and Rona Lischinsky, Safety Through Self Defense by Safe Harbor Martial Arts and More, was established not only to teach traditional Tang Soo Do, Self Defense, and teach women the physical moves behind self defense, but also to increase self confidence and innate intuitive abilities present in all women. Basic Self Defense Classes, R.A.D. Systems Training, Escape and Survive Training, Safe Harbor Family Martial Arts, Self Defense Classes, Refund Policy, Additional Training​, and related issues.

Currently we are teaching at Safe Harbor Martial Arts and More, LLC. located on the North Shore of Massachusetts, at 319 Cabot Street, Beverly, Massachusetts 01915.


Since 2009 we have been offering special self-defense seminars.  Safe Harbor has been offering Self-Defense and Traditional Martial Arts Classes (Tang Soo Do) on the Northshore for over 30 years.

You can find registration information in the Special Events section of the site.​

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Don't be victimized by fear.

1 out of every 4 college women polled was sexually assaulted during four years at college. - MS. Magazine Study on Sexual Assault and Rape.

Between 1973 and 1987 (14 years), over 2.3 million women reported sexual assaults in the United States. 71% of these victims avoided being raped by taking self-protective measures. - United States Dept. of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics.

In 1988, rape victims took self-protective measures in 86.7% of the cases. "Rape victims were more likely to defend themselves than assault or robbery victims." - Criminal Victimization in the United States, 1988.

"In fact, the most often used strategy for avoiders (of rape) appears to have been a combination of screaming and use of physical resistance." - Bart, P. & O'Brien, P. (1985). Stopping Rape: Successful Survival Strategies. Pergamon Press, New York.

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Develop your options.

The Rape Aggression Defense Basic Personal Defense System is a national program of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques taught for women only. All courses are taught by nationally certified R.A.D. Instructors

The goal of R.A.D. is to provide realistic self-defense options to women, regardless of their level of physical conditioning. Students at all levels of ability, age, experience, and strength will be provided with techniques and information that can be effectively used from the first day of class. R.A.D. is not a martial arts program, nor does it require students to be athletes in training to succeed.
The R.A.D. system will provide students with the knowledge to make an educated decision about personal defense. We provide information on physical and non-physical options, as well as insight into the attacker mindset.

Every student receives a manual for reference and practice. Once a student has completed a R.A.D. program, their signed manual becomes a ticket for free lifetime return and practice with any R.A.D. instructor in the US and Canada. The widespread acceptance of the R.A.D. system is due to the ease, simplicity, and effectiveness of our tactics, solid research, legal defensibility, and unique teaching methodology. R.A.D. is the only self-defense program endorsed by the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA).

Our Instructors


Rona Lischinsky

Rona Lischinsky is a certified R.A.D. Instructor. Rona has earned the rank of Master (fourth degree black belt) in Tang Soo Do, a Korean martial art. She has studied martial arts under Master Victoria DeMarco at Safe Harbor Family Martial Arts in Beverly, Massachusetts since 1996. Rona is a professional educator/trainer and has enjoyed providing self-defense training to children and adults in her community.


Adam Lischinsky

Adam Lischinsky has been a certified R.A.D. Women’s Self-Defense Instructor since 2009.  He is also a police Use of Force, Defensive Tactics and Firearms Instructor.  Adam holds a 5th degree (Master) Black Belt in Tang Soo Do, which he has practicing since 1993. He is currently a Police Officer in Massachusetts and New Hampshire


Joseph Lischinsky

Joseph Lischinsky is a certified R.A.D. Instructor and also a Health and Safety Consultant to various government agencies including Homeland Security (FEMA) and the Department of Energy as well as the private sector.  Joseph holds a 7th degree (Master) Black Belt in Tang Soo Do.

Working With the Best


Offering a R.A.D. course taught by Certified Instructors

If you are interested in taking self defense classes, see our resource pages for our classes as well as other options in the Massachusetts area.

Janet Bresnahan, MA

“Thank you so much, for sharing your valuable knowledge with us about escaping and surviving!  We all learned about protecting ourselves and staying safe!  You are the best!  Highly recommended as it could save your life someday!"
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