Just before I go
I'm sure I didn't imagine this but under one of the crawfish videos (one where BJB does some weirdness with a knife and his bandaged hand here YouTube - Part 3 of 3 Crawfish Festival Karate Demo in Dermott, Arkansas) another youtube user had posted up a comment.
Basically the other youtube user had claimed that BJB was using a prop, not a real knife. His comment also suggested that he was an unhappy former student who knew BJB well.
Now it seems that the comment has been removed, even though BJB seems not to have logged into his account for some time.
I was disappointed as I wanted to contact this person to ask them to come here to tell us all about their experience of BJB.
Anyway, I've just found what I think is that person's youtube ID. I discovered it as BJB has subscribed to their channel, even though there's nothing on it.
The youtube member's name is MySmoka, his youtube ID is here http://www.youtube.com/user/MySmoka
I'm pretty sure this is the right one as I remember the name from last night and also when I entered MySmoka into google this same video popped up, even though the comment has been removed, presumably by BJB
This suggests that BJB is able to access his youtube account, possibly by logging in "invisible mode" or something.
I'm also interested that he's left up all the comments calling him a disgrace, but removed this one from this user.
Perhaps someone with a youtube account would like to contact mysmoka and invite him or her to contribute to the thread?
Last edited by littleoldme; 8/16/2009 7:40am at .
If you look at the crawfish videos you can see that he seems to have a small number of students, maybe 10 or so. Also the female bodyguard video shows footage of him training a few women in his dojo. From his other videos he also has daughters who he has trained. It's hard to know how many people he trained, but I just feel that we should ba cautious about IDing the bystanders unless we are absolutely certain.
Originally Posted by Cuchulain
It may be the people you named are the ones in the dojo, but it may not.
I think there's a bit more work to do before we can make a positive ID
I've contacted MySmoka via PM on YouTube. Nothing much.
I stated that we are currently running an investigation on Bobby Joe Blythe. Posted the links to this thread as well as the one in YMAS.
Then stated that one of the members of the forum saw that he had commented that he had trained with BJB and was unhappy with him and the school. Then asked if he can possibly tell us of his experiences.
This video (of which I have now saved a copy) is very informative as to how Blythe thinks about his dojo
His words of wisdom to his students:
This is your place. This is yours. Your dojo. No one treads on your territory.
We can do anything we want in this goddamn school of (muffled - and can't a goddamn soul do nuthin?)
If they come through that door it's open season.
45 seconds in
I don't have time to listen to it all, there's probably more of the same later on and in the other videos.
If anyone can, save this video:
YouTube - Part 2 of 4 What Sensei Bobby Joe Blythe expects of you as a Black Belt in Shindokan
It's the video that littleoldme just posted. I wanted it embedded. It really demonstrates the mind set of Blythe and can be served as evidance towards the criminal act.
Originally Posted by Demon Eyes
I already saved it ;)
It's also worth checking out the bit where he says that if someone touches them he's "either a ****** or stupid" and so they have to hit him.
I'm just saving the others now
There goes my Sunday
Oh well, it will be worth it as and when he's punished
littleoldme, if you can, PM the video over to Phrost. Explain to him how it's important to the other video. I believe he'll be more than happy to post it in Bullshido's video archives.
just one more thing
looks like Blythe was involved in a crop dusting crash
possibly why he retired from instructing
just heard from one atty in VA. He says in VA the local police or prosecutor can decide to pursue this even today if they determine the video is legit. However statutes for civil are way past over. Take it for what it's worth-I'll let you know if I hear from others that back up this position.
The corp is still active according to the VA corp registry.
Originally Posted by littleoldme
CORP NAME: ACTION INVESTIGATIVE SERVICES, INC.
DATE OF CERTIFICATE: 01/03/1979 PERIOD OF DURATION: INDUSTRY CODE: 00
STATE OF INCORPORATION: VA VIRGINIA STOCK INDICATOR: S STOCK
MERGER IND: CONVERSION/DOMESTICATION IND:
GOOD STANDING IND: Y MONITOR INDICATOR:
CHARTER FEE: MON NO: MON STATUS: MONITOR DTE:
R/A NAME: DAVID E. SHER
STREET: TOWER VILLAS AR RTN MAIL:
3800 N. FAIRFAX DRIVE, SUITE 7
CITY: ARLINGTON STATE : VA ZIP: 22203
R/A STATUS: 4 ATTORNEY EFF. DATE: 06/20/90 LOC.: 106
ACCEPTED AR#: 209 06 0015 DATE: 01/07/09 ARLINGTON COUNT
CURRENT AR#: 209 06 0015 DATE: 01/07/09 STATUS: A ASSESSMENT
The President of the corp is a guy called Joel L. Kaplan. Maybe he can shed some light on Bobby Joe Blythe??
STREET: 3213 DUKE ST #801
CITY: ALEXANDRIA STATE: VA ZIP: 22314
S C DIR REQUIRED: Y
E A OFFICERS/DIRECTORS DISPLAY FOR AR# 209-06-0015
L T NAME TITLE SIGN
B JOEL L KAPLAN PRESIDENT