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    Prominent Houston BJJ Black Belt Steps Down As Academy Leader/Instructor



    Alvis Solis, owner and head instructor at Solis Martial Arts Academy in Humble, TX (just outside Houston) is stepping down from his leadership role there. Roy Davis, one of his students and black belts, will be the head instructor and manager of the SMAA organization for the foreseeable future.

    Alvis Solis is a third degree blackbelt in BJJ under Carlos Machado.

    We wish Mr. Davis and the remaining team of black belts, instructors, coaches and students the very best during this transition.

    http://www.solismartialarts.com/
    Last edited by jitschix; 4/17/2015 11:10pm, .
    Head of BJJ Investigations

    #2
    It's about time.

    Houston,

    Your daughters and wives are now safe from sexual harassment now that Alvis has exited the building. I know many women who have been directly affected by this predator. Some may have been willing but many were not receptive to his blatant advances. He's hurt a lot of people that I personally know and hope that they will come here to this thread to shed some light on the subject.

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      #3
      Originally posted by Usual View Post
      Houston,

      Your daughters and wives are now safe from sexual harassment now that Alvis has exited the building. I know many women who have been directly affected by this predator. Some may have been willing but many were not receptive to his blatant advances. He's hurt a lot of people that I personally know and hope that they will come here to this thread to shed some light on the subject.
      So, your first post here is to level accusations and make predictions that other people will show up to corroborate. I hope you'll excuse me if I'm skeptical.

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        #4
        Originally posted by Usual View Post
        Houston,

        Your daughters and wives are now safe from sexual harassment now that Alvis has exited the building. I know many women who have been directly affected by this predator. Some may have been willing but many were not receptive to his blatant advances. He's hurt a lot of people that I personally know and hope that they will come here to this thread to shed some light on the subject.
        If you stayed shut the fuck up when it was happening then stay that way now too, especially if you offer no proof.
        Originally posted by Mr. Machette
        Lift a lot of weights and sexually assault anyone who tries step to you. Flip the script. Watch that fight turn to flight when you go for penetration.
        Originally posted by Raycetpfl
        Just for future reference dude..... when you are doing it right you don't soil your under-roos when you nail chicks.

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          #5
          Originally posted by itwasntme View Post
          If you stayed shut the fuck up when it was happening then stay that way now too, especially if you offer no proof.
          Bullshido, much as I love it, is not the end-all-be-all. People post things here to inform the community. They don't have to provide proof if all they're doing is saying "be aware." If you think about it for a minute, anyone posting under their real name, with "proof" (which probably wouldn't be video or photos... probably some kind of testimonial statement from someone else about what happened?) then they would stand to be sued for slander. Even if true.

          No one seems to get that slander lawsuits aren't free to defend, just because what you say is the truth. You still have to hire a lawyer and spend thousands of dollars.

          So what do you want for your community? do you want people to stay silent about abuse? What about abuse that isn't criminal (i.e. isn't sexual assault, per se) and thus cannot be the subject of a criminal complaint. Do you want people to be silent unless they are affluent enough to afford lawyers to defend them in lawsuits?
          Head of BJJ Investigations

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            #6
            Originally posted by itwasntme View Post
            If you stayed shut the fuck up when it was happening then stay that way now too, especially if you offer no proof.
            I left as soon as I found out. Thanks for the advice bro you're a genius.

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              #7
              Originally posted by jitschix View Post
              Bullshido, much as I love it, is not the end-all-be-all. People post things here to inform the community. They don't have to provide proof if all they're doing is saying "be aware." If you think about it for a minute, anyone posting under their real name, with "proof" (which probably wouldn't be video or photos... probably some kind of testimonial statement from someone else about what happened?) then they would stand to be sued for slander. Even if true.

              No one seems to get that slander lawsuits aren't free to defend, just because what you say is the truth. You still have to hire a lawyer and spend thousands of dollars.

              So what do you want for your community? do you want people to stay silent about abuse? What about abuse that isn't criminal (i.e. isn't sexual assault, per se) and thus cannot be the subject of a criminal complaint. Do you want people to be silent unless they are affluent enough to afford lawyers to defend them in lawsuits?
              Interesting.
              No one said it was the end all be all.

              They a reiterating what has been said and warned with banning by mods, various lawyers and others for the 10 years I've been posting on Bullshido.
              If you think about it for a minute, anyone posting under their real name, with "proof" (which probably wouldn't be video or photos... probably some kind of testimonial statement from someone else about what happened?) then they would stand to be sued for slander. Even if true.
              Yet, people have done exactly this and provided proof before and after being warned.
              Last edited by It is Fake; 4/18/2015 10:04pm, .

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                #8
                Originally posted by jitschix View Post
                Bullshido, much as I love it, is not the end-all-be-all. People post things here to inform the community. They don't have to provide proof if all they're doing is saying "be aware." If you think about it for a minute, anyone posting under their real name, with "proof" (which probably wouldn't be video or photos... probably some kind of testimonial statement from someone else about what happened?) then they would stand to be sued for slander. Even if true.

                No one seems to get that slander lawsuits aren't free to defend, just because what you say is the truth. You still have to hire a lawyer and spend thousands of dollars.

                So what do you want for your community? do you want people to stay silent about abuse? What about abuse that isn't criminal (i.e. isn't sexual assault, per se) and thus cannot be the subject of a criminal complaint. Do you want people to be silent unless they are affluent enough to afford lawyers to defend them in lawsuits?
                I know it's shitty and wish I had a solution, but to live by the sword is a personal choice. If you are not prepared to face the consequences of your actions then maybe you should sit this round out.

                Posting anonymously with no proof that someone who has just stepped down from their position and, to my knowledge, has never been accused of such actions IS a sexual predator cuz 'scared of repercussions' is not the way to go. I hold that silence is far better than the former route.
                Originally posted by Mr. Machette
                Lift a lot of weights and sexually assault anyone who tries step to you. Flip the script. Watch that fight turn to flight when you go for penetration.
                Originally posted by Raycetpfl
                Just for future reference dude..... when you are doing it right you don't soil your under-roos when you nail chicks.

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                  #9
                  Isn't truth the defense to defamation in general?
                  In this context the threat of litigation seems frivolous, but if that's not the case this site and anyone posting facts wrt investigations would seem to be exposed.
                  Surely no one is suggesting that.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by ChenPengFi View Post
                    Isn't truth the defense to defamation in general?
                    In this context the threat of litigation seems frivolous, but if that's not the case this site and anyone posting facts wrt investigations would seem to be exposed.
                    Surely no one is suggesting that.
                    Look folks, the facts of the case are simple. This thread has been up for days and I do not see any of his loyal followers here defending his "good" name. They all know him and the chain of events that lead us to this point. I'm hoping that the people who have been affected will come out and say something. I never said I was harassed but I know plenty who have been. When I confronted Alvis about it of course all I got were denials. How does one specifically provide proof? I don't have a video or a recording. All I have is my good name in which I may consider providing here as this moves almg depending on the outcome.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Usual View Post
                      Look folks, the facts of the case are simple. This thread has been up for days and I do not see any of his loyal followers here defending his "good" name.
                      I don't see any vampires or unicorns here either and I have made some very serious accusations about vampires and even more about unicorns.
                      They all know him and the chain of events that lead us to this point. I'm hoping that the people who have been affected will come out and say something. I never said I was harassed but I know plenty who have been. When I confronted Alvis about it of course all I got were denials. How does one specifically provide proof? I don't have a video or a recording. All I have is my good name in which I may consider providing here as this moves almg depending on the outcome.
                      Here is the thing. You have just said, not shown anything to give any weight to your claims. As you pointed out... not even your name to put your word to.

                      NOTHING except what looks to be baseless accusations. Things which may be common knowledge in your sphere of influence and contact aren't even on most of our maps. Claiming everyone knows it is silly. I don't know anything about the guy, much less his students and affiliates.
                      I don't mean to sound bitter, cold, or cruel, but I am, so that's how it comes out.
                      BILL HICKS,
                      1961-1994

                      "Never believe that anti-Semites are completely unaware of the absurdity of their replies. They know that their remarks are frivolous, open to challenge. But they are amusing themselves, for it is their adversary who is obliged to use words responsibly, since he believes in words. The anti-Semites have the right to play. They even like to play with discourse for, by giving ridiculous reasons, they discredit the seriousness of their interlocutors. They delight in acting in bad faith, since they seek not to persuade by sound argument but to intimidate and disconcert. If you press them too closely, they will abruptly fall silent, loftily indicating by some phrase that the time for argument is past."
                      ---Jean-Paul Sartre

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                        #12
                        The accusations do not appear to be baseless. We haveve 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.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Phrost View Post
                          The accusations do not appear to be baseless. We haveve 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.
                          Around the area it's no hidden secret. Hopefully more come up. Get this guy out of here.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Phrost View Post
                            The accusations do not appear to be baseless. We haveve 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.
                            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.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Phrost View Post
                              The accusations do not appear to be baseless. We haveve 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.
                              Good. I really don't like it when real situations that need attention cannot get it. It actually hurts my feelers to explain to someone that "... sorry ... your word alone doesn't mean anything... "
                              Originally posted by Shellybrookie View Post
                              Around the area it's no hidden secret. Hopefully more come up. Get this guy out of here.
                              That is why I specifically mentioned that common knowledge is not actually common ... like common courtesy or common sense.

                              Originally posted by sk1styr View Post
                              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.
                              Thank you for sharing your personal experiences and adding to the dialog.
                              I don't mean to sound bitter, cold, or cruel, but I am, so that's how it comes out.
                              BILL HICKS,
                              1961-1994

                              "Never believe that anti-Semites are completely unaware of the absurdity of their replies. They know that their remarks are frivolous, open to challenge. But they are amusing themselves, for it is their adversary who is obliged to use words responsibly, since he believes in words. The anti-Semites have the right to play. They even like to play with discourse for, by giving ridiculous reasons, they discredit the seriousness of their interlocutors. They delight in acting in bad faith, since they seek not to persuade by sound argument but to intimidate and disconcert. If you press them too closely, they will abruptly fall silent, loftily indicating by some phrase that the time for argument is past."
                              ---Jean-Paul Sartre

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