Joe Louf now giving BJJ seminars (9/12/2013 @ Rouleau-Holley's TKD in VT).
I have half a mind to contact them to make them aware of this thread...
Would it even make a difference?
I kind of feel like they should be doing their own due diligence on the people they invite to their school....
Joseph Louf, fraudulent martial artist and owner of the American Total Defense mixed martial arts gym in Beverly just arrested for beating up his girlfriend... being charged with attempted murder. What a scumbag. Dude gives such a bad name for MMA gyms (although his was that in name only), does such a disservice to the entire industry. One of our fighters crossed trained a bit with him on his off days cause it was local to him and figured out quickly that Louf was a fraud and tapped him out easily. The guy had little in the way of skills. I give you guys props for exposing him for what he is and calling him out early on. Check this out: http://www.salemnews.com/local/x1262...-on-girlfriend
If even half of that is true, then this guy needs to be locked up forever. What a scumbag.
KyoshiConcept, would you care to comment?
What a scumbag. I don't login very much but this story totally made my blood boil. I hope he gets his prostate checked in prison.
"Louf has no license, and according to court documents, has not had one in Massachusetts since 2002. In 2011 he was charged with drunken driving and driving without a license, after knocking down a pole at the intersection of Washington and Canal streets in Salem, charges that were continued without a finding for a year.
Originally Posted by MattB
He told police during his arrest that he hadnít gotten around to renewing his Massachusetts license after moving back here from Florida.
In Florida, Louf also had legal troubles, including an arrest in 2008 in Margate on charges of false imprisonment, tampering with a victim, witness or informant, and battery, according to Florida court records."
"Slanderous amateur sleuth skills", Kyoshi?
I think not :)
I also reached out to Denise Rouleau (something I wish I had done at the time) to make her aware of the current allegations against Mr. Louf.
She was shocked and very grateful for the heads up. Suffices to say, that if Joe should somehow avoid going to jail for the rest of his life, he won't be giving any Jiu Jitsu seminars to any TKD schools in New England.
Nice job, bullies. This is why Bullshido exists.
Nice to see the subhuman piece of trash get what's coming to him.
I think its also pretty apparent that the injuries she was receiving would not be the product of regular MMA training. To use one example in sparring she would be wearing a mouthpiece which would prevent broken teeth. If her ear started to swell, she would be encouraged to have it drained by a medical professional to prevent califlower ear. I suspect others could add multiple other examples.
If its been nailed down that he doesn't have a brown belt in BJJ we should do an encylopedia article. If not, we could memorialize him as douchebag of the month because of the repeated beatings he gave his girlfriend.