David Jacobs' BJJGround Another problem instructor in bjj?

4/18/15 5:06 PM
8/3/04
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This popped up on bullshido today. The disturbing thing isn't the story of Alvis solis stepping down, it is in the comments alleging some very bad behaviour.

http://www.bullshido.net/forums/showthread.php?t=124306

I hope it is not another black eye for the bjj community. Phone Post 3.0
4/18/15 5:26 PM
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Ridgeback -

The crime of bjj instructors is the same one that afflicts female high-school English teachers. 

If it is true, it is sadly ironic given his internet stance toward Team LI and his 'heroic' vanquishing of nick Shultz at some tournament in houston. Phone Post 3.0
4/18/15 5:36 PM
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lol some person just came on and made baseless claims w zero substance. I don't know him at all but let's wait for any and all evidence to come out before trying to trash a person's rep over some anonymous online poster. Shit I can talk shit on any instructor on the planet online, doesn't mean I am telling the truth if I am not backing it up w SOMETHING of substance.
4/18/15 5:36 PM
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Does he have anything to do with Old Man Jiu jitsu?

Just a question, I could be confused.

What else is he associated with, the name is so familiar.
4/18/15 5:41 PM
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4/18/15 5:45 PM
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Hunter V - lol some person just came on and made baseless claims w zero substance. I don't know him at all but let's wait for any and all evidence to come out before trying to trash a person's rep over some anonymous online poster. Shit I can talk shit on any instructor on the planet online, doesn't mean I am telling the truth if I am not backing it up w SOMETHING of substance.

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Edited: 4/20/15 5:05 PM
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When I read this, I was sure this was going to be about his spamming the Houston area with McDojo BBs or something. (Some guys visiting from Houston were recently telling me about his "Klay Pittmanization"). I really didn't think it would be something like this. That's too bad. He always came off as a very upstanding type guy.

 

 

 

 

4/18/15 6:51 PM
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So was he a creeper?
4/18/15 6:56 PM
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Hunter V - lol some person just came on and made baseless claims w zero substance. I don't know him at all but let's wait for any and all evidence to come out before trying to trash a person's rep over some anonymous online poster. Shit I can talk shit on any instructor on the planet online, doesn't mean I am telling the truth if I am not backing it up w SOMETHING of substance.
I thought so too but solis' martial arts website is gone and the Facebook page is asking all students to call some guy. Phone Post 3.0
4/18/15 11:15 PM
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Wat? Phone Post 3.0
4/19/15 12:04 AM
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Ozzimandias - Wat? Phone Post 3.0
Wat? Wat? Shen's wat or my wat?

With Shen's comment, all I can say is alivs does seem to have (had?) quite a few affiliates. I won't speak to the quality since I don't really know or train there.

As far as my wat, it was posted this morning. Now there is a cryptic Facebook posting, his internet site is down and you don't just give up your school aka your livelihood without good reason... Phone Post 3.0
4/19/15 12:07 AM
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Horus2001 - 
Ozzimandias - Wat? Phone Post 3.0
Wat? Wat? Shen's wat or my wat?

With Shen's comment, all I can say is alivs does seem to have (had?) quite a few affiliates. I won't speak to the quality since I don't really know or train there.

As far as my wat, it was posted this morning. Now there is a cryptic Facebook posting, his internet site is down and you don't just give up your school aka your livelihood without good reason... Phone Post 3.0

While your reasoning may be sound, I would wait for a little more info than a single post on Bushido with zero evidence to back it up before trumpeting the horn of scandal

4/19/15 12:42 AM
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falsecrack -
Horus2001 - 
Ozzimandias - Wat? Phone Post 3.0
Wat? Wat? Shen's wat or my wat?

With Shen's comment, all I can say is alivs does seem to have (had?) quite a few affiliates. I won't speak to the quality since I don't really know or train there.

As far as my wat, it was posted this morning. Now there is a cryptic Facebook posting, his internet site is down and you don't just give up your school aka your livelihood without good reason... Phone Post 3.0

While your reasoning may be sound, I would wait for a little more info than a single post on Bushido with zero evidence to back it up before trumpeting the horn of scandal

Good points but it does seem odd when looking at all those data points. Plus, if you look at his Facebook he doesn't indicate anything wrong then boom, he gives his school away.

I was at a tournament today at north shore high school and even his students didn't know about the school change. One would think that you run a school for many years, have tons of students, you would let them know about a change like that.

No, something seems off about that. At the tournament, it was being whispered that he had done something that forced him to get out of bjj with a quickness... Phone Post 3.0
4/19/15 1:53 AM
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This may have to do with chemtrail spraying over the Texas area. I have the documents. Phone Post 3.0
4/19/15 9:11 AM
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nah there could be something there, we just don't know WHAT. Heck he could be fighting disease, have sick family that demands his immediate attention, a financial crisis, etc. We just don't know, hence why I say let's hold the damn pitch forks before crucifying him since a no named person put out veiled comments that are essentially baseless as of this moment (if you want to talk stuff like that poster did have the balls to put your name down and actual stories at minimum).
4/19/15 9:27 AM
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This seems very odd to me. One thing I know is that alvis has been dealing with post-concussion syndrome for a while after back to back concussions in maybe 2013 or so. I don't know him well but some of my friends do. I have heard across the board that since his concussions, something has been "off" about him. They said he says and does things that are strange and out of character for him. I'm wondering if this is related. Phone Post 3.0
4/19/15 11:12 AM
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lam - Does he have anything to do with Old Man Jiu jitsu?

Just a question, I could be confused.

What else is he associated with, the name is so familiar.

He was one of the "Dog Brothers" stick fighting Kali guys.
4/19/15 11:17 AM
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He's always come across as a good guy. Hope the comments at bullshido aren't true. I'm definitely giving him the benefit of the doubt until there is more info. Phone Post 3.0
4/19/15 11:21 AM
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Trained there a few weeks ago and know some of his fighters and train under one of his affiliates. Nothing seemed off the times iv been there. Nice guy always towards me and his fighters spoke nothing but good things about him.

The accusations seemed false since only one person accusing and has no facts behind it as of now. Hope all works out for Alvis. Phone Post 3.0
4/19/15 11:32 AM
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His sudden outspoken stance after the Schultz/TLI deal made me raise my eyebrows a bit considering his marketing and school model. This wouldn't surprise me one bit, although I will wait to hear the whole story before I grab my pitchfork.

I do find it kind of odd that some of the same people I saw holding pitchforks for the TLI deal are the same ones saying wait for the whole story to come out.
4/19/15 12:09 PM
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heck I was one of the few getting crucified for saying to wait till everything came out on the TLI deal too. I am just wary of going on crusades against people online when we don't have all the facts yet as there is no need to ruin a reputation on something that may be unwarranted. Now if he did do some screwed up sexual crap to people without consent then he can be burned for all I care.
4/19/15 12:35 PM
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Heard a lot of this - some old stuff, some new stuff. Not gonna rehash bc its mostly heresay at this point and I don't wanna speak for others but its def. disappointing overall. I guess that holds true for everyone involved.

4/19/15 9:41 PM
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more from the Bullshido thread...


Originally Posted by Phrost

"The accusations do not appear to be baseless. We have been contacted buy a few sources that would prefer to remain anonymous, and this is quite a big thing. So stand by, there will be more to follow soon."

Originally Posted by sk1styr

"I am a woman and a former student of Alvis Solis, I can shed some light on the type of behavior alluded to by this post.

Here are a few examples of the type of behavior of this former instructor and gym owner, Alvis Solis:
At a local tournament, Alvis expressed to me that he needed someone to talk to about the recent passing of his father, he asked me to go outside with him to talk. Instead of talking about this, he led me to the side of the high school gym hosting the tournament, and tried to coerce me into oral sex. I refused, and asked him to please stop this behavior. I went back into the tournament and pretended like it didn't happen.

At his gym, after most students had left from training, he followed me to the women's dressing room, pushed me against a wall and forcefully kissed me. I pushed him off and again asked him to please stop this behavior, and to respect my wishes to not be pursued in this way.

At the IBJJF Pan Jiu Jitsu Championship, he sent me messages saying he wished he could get a private room so that I could meet him there and have sex with him. I asked him to please stop sending me messages of that nature. This happened over 2 years ago and I no longer have the text messages. I wanted to forget it ever happened.

While I was competing for SMAA at a tournament, he told me that watching me compete in my first match gave him an erection.

Alvis made it very clear that if I continued to deny his sexual advances, that I would no longer be able to compete with the team, and that I would no longer advance in BJJ. Eventually, I could not handle the constant sexual harassment and coercion, so I left the team and school."
4/19/15 9:52 PM
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Wow, sounds like she put up with that sort of unwanted attention for an unnecessarily long time... Phone Post 3.0
4/20/15 2:05 AM
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That sounds believable....