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Mariner self-defense event builds women empowerment

 

October 23, 2019

Rhonda Marquardt

When Rhonda Marquardt saw a need for women's self-defense lessons, she sprung to action.

The Mariner High School teacher has trained in mixed martial arts for years, and said she is regularly asked about her training.

"Women have continually asked me for places to learn self-defense," she said. "But the truth is there's just not much in the area, and it can be expensive, too."

Because of this, she contacted instructors at NAK2 Academy in Issaquah, who she trains with regularly, and later contacted instructors with Gracie Jiu Jitsu Mukilteo with the idea of organizing a self-defense class fo...



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