Locals learn self-defense through RAD program

The RAD program is nationally recognized and will be offered by the Snoqualmie Police Department.

  • Tuesday, May 15, 2018 7:56am
  • Life

A course designed for women of any fitness level teaches risk reduction and self-defense in real-life scenarios.

The Snoqualmie Police Department offers this popular course to women ages 16 and up who live or work in the Snoqualmie or North Bend area.

Using the nationally-recognized Rape Aggression Defense System (R.A.D.) program, course instruction includes techniques against various types of assault using proven self-defense tactics, from crime prevention and avoidance to hands-on techniques.

Certified instructors Corporal Nigel Draveling and retired Officer Dave Bond will teach the course. Future course offerings include advanced self-defense and aerosol self-defense.

Participants must attend all four classes for a total of twelve hours. Classes will be held at Cascade Covenant Church, 13225 436th Ave. SE in North Bend. Cost of the course is $30, payable by cash or check the first day of class.

  • Wednesday, May 30, 6 to 9 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 31, 6 to 9 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 6, 6 to 9 p.m.
  • Thursday, June 7, 6 to 9:30 p.m.

For more information or to register, email Corporal Nigel Draveling atndraveling@ci.snoqualmie.wa.us. Please include your phone number and a physical address.

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