MMA gym hosts self-defense seminar after alleged sexual assault in Kingwood park – Chron

MMA gym hosts self-defense seminar after alleged sexual assault in Kingwood park – Chron

A February 15 sexual assault in Houston’s East End Park by a masked and still-unidentified man inspired Tom and Jillian McCusker of McCusker Mixed Martial Arts to create a self-defense seminar for local women. The class, which costs $25 a person, is meant to teach women how to defend themselves and escape alive from a surprise attack. It will focus on Brazilian Jujitsu techniques that are useful for ground fighting, especially against a larger opponent, and can allow the attacked person to gain control over the situation.

Key Takeaways:

  • There was an incident of sexual assault at East End Park on February 15 that Tom and Jillian McCusker thought was too close for comfort.
  • They both thought there was a way to counter the fear, so they organized a seminar on mixed martial arts for women at their dojo.
  • The sexual assault case that was reported at East End Park is still under investigation and the suspect in question is a male, 20 to 35 years old.

“Per Houston police, at around 4 p.m. on Feb. 15 they received a call from a woman saying she was grabbed from behind by a masked man while walking back to the park’s entrance-exit point. She was attacked and sexually assaulted, but after kicking him in the groin region she managed to escape to a friend’s house and dialed 9-1-1.”

Read more: https://www.chron.com/neighborhood/kingwood/business/article/MMA-gym-hosts-self-defense-seminar-after-alleged-13671010.php

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