Straight Blast Gym announce free women's self-defence classes after "horrific attack" 2 years ago

Straight Blast Gym announce free women's self-defence classes after "horrific attack"

The classes will happen every Saturday.

Straight Blast Gym, the gym affiliated with Conor McGregor and his team, has announced that it will be hosting free Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu self-defence classes for women.

McGregor's coach, John Kavanagh, posted the announcement on the SBG Ireland Facebook page. Kavanagh wrote: "Introducing a FREE women's only BJJ Self Defence class at HQ starting this Saturday 11am. This will be on-going and on at the same time every Saturday. Don't worry if you miss this weekend, you can start any time."

Kavanagh also made it clear that it was an open-invitation for anyone who is even thinking about joining: "Feel free to drop in and watch one if you're considering taking it up. Also this class is free to any girls from any other clubs that want to supplement their training."

Kavanagh clarified that he made the decision in light of the "recent horrific attack in Dublin by a deranged individual." He went on to write "we feel the need to do something to give women a fighting chance."

Irish news has been dominated in recent days by the murders of Anastasia Kriegel and Jastine Valdez.

You can read John Kavanagh's post in full below: