Women’s self-defense class starts next week in North Bend

The Snoqualmie-North Bend Police Department is offering free Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) training for North Bend women starting May 5.

The 12-hour class is 6 to 9 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, May 5, 7, 12 and 14, at Cascade Covenant Church, 13225 436th Ave. S.E., North Bend. Only North Bend women, 18 or older, can attend, and participants must attend all four sessions.

Participants should wear athletic clothes, since the class will include practice of the defense techniques being taught. The RAD system is a detailed and comprehensive course that starts with crime prevention, risk reduction and avoidance, then progresses to the basics of hands-on self-defense. It is taught by certified instructors in the area of women’s self defense.

Class space is limited, and spots will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

To sign up for the class, or request to be added to a wait list for future classes, send e-mail to Officer Nigel Draveling, Include your physical address in the message.


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