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Posted on: February 24, 2020

Women’s Self-Defense Course Open to Valley Residents

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The Snoqualmie and North Bend Police Departments are offering a Women’s Self Defense Course. The course starts on Wednesday, March 25th at Cascade Covenant Church at 13225 436th Ave. SE in North Bend.

In this course, females over 16 years of age who live or work in the cities of North Bend or Snoqualmie will learn the nationally recognized Rape Aggression Defense System (RAD).  Classes are taught by Police Officers Nigel Draveling and Robert Robinson. The class is a total of 12.5 hours, broken up over four classes. Participants must attend all four sessions.

· Wednesday, March 25, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
· Thursday, March 26, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
· Wednesday, April 1, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
· Thursday, April 2, 6 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

The RAD System is a detailed and comprehensive course for women beginning with crime prevention, risk reduction and avoidance while progressing on to the basics of hands-on self-defense. This program is dedicated to teaching defensive concepts and techniques against various types of assault, by utilizing easy, effective and proven self-defense tactics. The course is taught by certified instructors in the area of women’s self-defense.

The course fee is $30 per person payable by cash or check the first day of class. Athletic attire is recommended. Sweatpants and cross training type shoes are preferred. No jewelry please.

Registration for this course is limited and will be on a first come, first served basis. To reserve a space, email Officer Draveling at

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