Gracie Breakdown: Woman Dragged by Hair & Sexually Assaulted

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At 7:30pm on Wednesday, November 25, a woman who was jogging in East River Park near Jackson Avenue when a man accosted and dragged her by the hair into a nearby amphitheater.
Once there, he sexually assaulted her, stole her cell phone and credit cards, and took off on a bicycle. If you have any information about the suspect’s whereabouts, please contact NYPD immediately.

In this special edition Gracie Breakdown, Eve and Rener Gracie discuss the incident, specifically how the hair-grab can be so challenging and debilitating during an assault. They also discuss how, with some principle-driven jiu-jitsu training, a woman can not only minimize the assailants effectiveness, but turn the tables and use the attacker’s own grip to incapacitate him with a joint lock or a chokehold.

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