Owner & Founder
For more than 20 years, Tom McCusker has trained and competed in different combat sports ranging from boxing, Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, wrestling and submission grappling.
As a program instructor, Coach McCusker brings his in-depth knowledge of advanced techniques and instruction to the mat each session to help his students grow in all disciplines of martial arts.
McCusker is the winner of the 1993 Houston Golden Gloves, 1996 Houston Silver Gloves and has competed in some of the largest submission grappling tournaments in North America. Coach McCusker is currently a four-stripe brown belt Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
Coach & Owner
Jillian McCusker holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and is a former competitive gymnast and dancer. She is currently a four-stripe blue belt in Brazilain Jiu-Jitsu. Jillian brings her passion for competition to McCusker MMA as the assistant coach for the kid’s programs and head coach of the women’s program.
Tactical Coach & Owner
Rich McCusker is a former Special Operations veteran with combat experience in different venues throughout the world. After serving in the military, he retired as a 21-year veteran of a major metropolitan police department and former SWAT Operator. Rich is a highly respected instructor, having traveled the United States teaching hand to hand combat, knife combat and CQB to military, law enforcement and civilians.
Max Munguia is passionate about mixed martial arts, as well as self-defense. He is experienced in both the octagon and personal instruction. Max brings nearly a dozen years of training directly under head coach Tom McCusker to McCusker MMA.