Sign up now for women’s defense classes in Snoqualmie, North Bend

The Snoqualmie Police Department’s free women’s self-defense course, RAD will be offered in April in Snoqualmie, and a May class is planned in North Bend.

RAD, or Rape Aggression Defense, will be taught in four three-hour, women-only sessions, 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 15, 17, 22 and 24, at the Snoqualmie Police Department, 34825 S.E. Douglas St. Participants must be Snoqualmie residents, at least 18, and must attend all four sessions.

Reserve your spot, or ask to be added to the wait list, by sending an e-mail to Officer Nigel Draveling at

The program is dedicated to teaching defensive concepts and techniques against various types of assault, with easy, effective and proven self defense tactics, nationally recognized. This course is taught by certified instructors in the area of women’s self defense. Participants should dress in athletic attire, including shoes that provide lateral support.

A class is also planned for North Bend in May, but the dates and location are not yet finalized.


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