Caught on Tape: Karate Student Brutally Attacks Mentally Challenged Man

Curious if there are any updates on this disturbing case.  This has nothing to do with authentic Bushido (the way of the warrior) and the so-called black belts are ignorant thugs who dishonor themselves and all martial arts with their behavior.

Hanford, Calif.  (KMPH News) – A shocking and disturbing video that is now making its way across the internet has captured the attention of the Hanford Police Department.

The six minute video shows a karate instructor ordering a student to beat and possibly kill a mentally challenged man.

“It is such a disturbing video and whether it’s real or not that still needs to be confirmed,” said Hanford Police Chief Carlos Mestas.

Chief Mestas says his department is assisting in the investigation of a possible crime committed 25 years ago in the state of Virginia.

“This was a very disturbing beast type of beating,” said Mestas.

The footage was supposedly taken on December 13, 1984 at a karate dojo reportedly owned by Sgt. Bobby Joe Blythe who may now be living in Hanford.

“1984, that’s 25 years ago, so this guy, the owner of the Dojo was 38 or 39 years old.  We think that he was possibly in the military at the time hence Quantico Virginia,” said Mestas.

Blythe has not been named a suspect.  Attempts by KMPH News to speak with him at his home in Hanford have gone unanswered.

Mestas says he is working with local, state, federal and military investigators on the case.  The video known on the internet as the “Jesus taught me” clip captures the fight between a black-belt karate student and a mentally challenged man.

Investigators say although Blythe is not seen personally hurting the victim in the video, he could still face legal troubles.

“He didn’t do anything about it and he had control of it since that was one of his students.  You could almost say he was the one that directed it,” said Mestas.

The victim in this case can be heard saying he does not want to fight, just to demonstrate some skilled moves that “Jesus taught him”.  Despite his plea, the beating continues.

“Having seen his head get stomped as many times as he did, I would be surprised that he survived it or did not have at least major brain damage,” said Mestas.

What’s more upsetting is no one present in the video tries to help the bloodied man.  He is immediately dragged out the back door like it’s no big deal.




49 Comments on "Caught on Tape: Karate Student Brutally Attacks Mentally Challenged Man"

  1. kowalityjesus | Jun 24, 2013 at 2:12 am |

    hot damn this took place approx 2 weeks after my conception

  2. Rhoid Rager | Jun 24, 2013 at 3:06 am |

    Well, if you think about it, the guy lived (and died?) true to Jesus’ teachings, because he certainly did turn the other cheek near the end.

  3. BuzzCoastin | Jun 24, 2013 at 3:43 am |

    there are videos going around the internet
    of aMerkin war atrocities & craziness
    all kinds of sick shit
    wedding being strafed, the WikiLeaks helicopter vid, Snowdon’s PRISM stuff
    because in 1984 this happened
    and wee can’t rest until it’s avenged
    then wee go after the Bush gang

    • Send em my way Buzz. I will post them. I just wanted to do my part to seek justice for the poor man beaten to death here.

      • BuzzCoastin | Jun 24, 2013 at 5:16 am |

        not a critique of you
        a critique of the meme
        the trail of injustice is so long and so well populated
        that it’s hard to pick just one
        and you can’t fix’em all with one fell swoop
        who get’s priority?

        the injustices perpetrated in the name of freedom & liberty
        have been blotted out of the aMerkin history books
        so that white people can get all mushy about one dude
        while ignoring the millions right behind him
        persecuted in the name of Manifest Destiny
        that’s my sense of injustice about senses of injustice

    • False dilemma.

    • VaudeVillain | Jun 24, 2013 at 12:07 pm |

      So we should just ignore evil and injustice where we find it so long as evil and injustice can be found elsewhere?

      Interestingly fatalistic.

      • BuzzCoastin | Jun 24, 2013 at 7:10 pm |

        you should impotently gawk at the oppressed victim of the weak
        while failing to right any of the outstanding wrongs
        and nothing will come of this 30 year old video
        except some nostalgic rants in the name of justice

      • We should probably be on the lookout for some injustices which are a little more recent. At this point justice is a moot point. And after 29 years, the Karmic wheel has surely turned on them by now.

        If not, it will soon. Picture the two teachers reincarnated as a pair of Dung Beetles, fighting over the same turd ball.

        Now there is justice!

        • VaudeVillain | Jun 26, 2013 at 1:14 pm |

          I agree in principle that it would probably be a good idea to search for more recent offenses to human dignity, but I can’t really bring myself to write something like this off as “a moot point” just because it happened almost 30 years ago. I also have to assume that the perpetrators here may be very much alive and well, they appear to be in their late twenties to early forties and I personally know many people who were about that age at the time, including several veterans, who are definitely not dead.

          For me, the problem is that if we ignore this on the basis of time elapsed, then we are quite literally letting people get away with murder solely on the grounds that they already have. This just seems wrong on every level. For comparison to another high profile event, I would never consider such a position in regards to the trial of Whitey Bulger, despite the fact that nobody accuses him of actually killing anyone for decades.

          • When I wrote the above comment I was not aware that the victim had died. If you look at my other comment I made note of that there. Once I went to the YouTube version I saw the truth of the matter. Of course this is taking the comments under the video as true. Hmm…

            Having said that, let’s pull our eyes away from the kinescope for a minute and look around. Tic, tic, tic.

            Is this the problem we need to work on right now? Is this the most vicious dog nipping at our heals? If we hunt bully Bobby down and end his career as a flight instructor – can’t be a very popular one – and put him under the jail for what he did, how will that improve our present day situation?

            Will the Fed stop driving this country into a financial brick wall? Will the bankers desist from monopolizing and controlling the resources of the planet? Will Nestle fess up to being guilty of swindling us out of our small allowance for filtered tap water? Will we all wise up and stop buying filtered tap water for 1700 times the cost of merely turning on our tap? Will the CIA stop smuggling drugs into this country to finance their black ops? Will the Gov. come clean about just how many NAZI war criminals they smuggled into this country and the rest of the Americas, complete with their money? Will Obama stop killing innocent teenagers in the Mid East with Drones? Will they give us, any of us, a GD raise even though they are making more than they ever have before? Will formerly American companies stop victimizing desperate citizenry of third world countries for sweat shop work? Will the heroin trade stop moving from Afghanistan to Myanmar, as they are doing right now?

            You put all your efforts and money into this if you like. This is not the hill I want to die on, so to speak.

  4. I wasn’t prepared for that. Quite disturbing.

    • Yes, sorry I should have had a better disclaimer. My apologies Echar.

      • It’s ok, I had an idea it would be violent. I wasn’t prepared to see a person die.

        • Monkey See Monkey Do | Jun 25, 2013 at 1:22 am |

          That should always be a disclaimer. You can tell by his breathing at the end that he’s dying. The sad thing thing is that he was homeless and mentally ill, and apparently an annoyance to the local shops, so that’s probably why there hasn’t been an investigation.

          There’s many sites dedicated to this type of snuff/violence footage. When the vicarious pleasure isn’t satisfied by violence in the news and fiction, the insatiable blood lust turns to other forms.

  5. This happened in a Karate Dojo owned by Sergeant Bobby Joe Blythe (6th
    degree black belt at the time) allegedly on December 13, 1984, where
    US Marines and police officers in training first make fun of a
    mentally handicapped homeless man, and then challenge him to a fight.
    The schizophrenic man thinks he is a “tenth redbelt” and that “Jezus
    taught him”. He says he does not want to fight but just show some
    “spiritual” moves. He is ridiculed and attacked by Willie Dennis, a
    student of Blythe, the dojo’s owner. The mentally ill man tells his
    sparring partner, a recently promoted black belt and Navy Marine, that
    he will merely demonstrate, not touch him. The marine, Willie J
    Dennis, is not content with that and proceeds to attack the
    schizophrenic, who holds his own with funny moves for a while and even
    manages to get Dennis on his butt. Throughout the altercation, the
    murdered man can be heard to say thing like: “I am not a fighter” and
    “I don’t wish to hurt you” and “stop”.

    Dennis, clearly ashamed at this, proceeds to kill the man in ruthless
    fashion. The mentally ill man senses the danger and says he doesn’t
    want to fight any more. He asks to stop a few times. Dennis kicks him
    to the ground and stomps repeatedly on his head until blood spurts out
    and the schizophrenic dies of massive brain hemmorage. His head hit a
    bolt in the floor. The classical “snorting” common in unconcious, dying
    people can be heard, the limbic nervous system is still trying to
    breathe, while the rest of the brain is already dead. Some commenters
    mistakenly believe the victim merely broke his ribs, neck or jaw or
    that he had difficulty breathing due to a crushed windpipe or adam’s
    apple. No, this is a well-known occurence with massive brain damage,
    this “death snore” is called agonal breathing.

    The openly amused onlookers then crack jokes and drag the dying,
    bleeding man to a garbage container and dump him in. They film the whole
    thing and seem very proud and happy with themselves. Blythe and Dennis
    were investigated but never even charged for this appaling crime, but
    the United States was very racist in the mid eighties and white society
    considered black people, especially mentally ill black people, to be
    dispensable. So the killers were never convicted. There are conflicting
    opinions about the statute of limitations in this case, but not many
    believe that Blythe and Dennis will be prosecuted – especially not
    because Blythe reportedly has friends amongst the local police. Blythe
    said, when questioned about this incident, that the victim was an
    annoying bum that hung around “their” shopping centre and that nobody
    should be surprized when clowns like that end up in a dumpster:

    This dummy was in my shopping center while I was on a Bodyguard Job
    in Washington, DC. This guy was in the Pizza Hut eating pizza off the
    plates of others and the Pizza Hut Manager ran him out with a pistol.
    Later the very same day, police officers were called to remove him from a
    nearby pharmacy after having been caught reaching into customer’s
    purses. A short time after that, he visited a Napa Auto Parts store next
    to my Karate Dojo and told the management he planned on teaching in
    that Dojo and that Jesus taught him. ‘The Napa guys told him he was
    confused (their polite way of warning the man against such action), but
    not wanting to miss a show, they told the man they would close early
    just to watch and that he must not know the owner, which is nobody to
    play with.. Needless to say, the police pulled him out of the dumpster
    behind my Karate Dojo where he was neatly placed. Semper Fi to all my
    Marine brothers. The karate student in the white is also a Marine Sgt.
    and a brand new Black Belt. Never get stupid with a Marine, you could
    get jacked up and have your clock stopped.’”

    Karate practitioners have commented on the skills of the murderer,
    Willie Dennis. They say that he by far did not exhibit the skills of a
    black belt. He kept stomping his victim in the head even after he lost

    These thugs give the Martial Arts a bad name and brought dishonor to
    the US Marine corps. Every one present should be brought to justice.
    Blythe deleted his Wikipedia page and erased all his accounts and
    profiles online. In the YouTube video (account deleted) they boast,
    gloat and brag about the blood trail and film it in great detail. We
    are looking forward to read the obituaries of eveyone involved.

    What is even more disconcerting is the fact that it appeared that the
    disposal of the body was standard operating procedure. All participants
    in the crime acted as if this was something they did habitually. Bobby
    Joe himself said he soon would upload a similar video. Noone even
    suggested helping the dying man, instead he was immediately disposed
    of, without the slightest nervousness in any of the criminals in the
    video. Was this an isolated incident or are there more such lynching
    video’s? Joe Blythe worked as a crop duster and flight instructor in
    Dumfries, Virginia. Joe himself denies that the murder victim is dead.
    “They took him to a mental institution somewhere in Virginia”.

    There’s more info here

    • Rhoid Rager | Jun 24, 2013 at 4:24 am |

      Marines have been dishonouring themselves since the halls of montezuma to the shores of tripoli and beyond.

      But, yes, disturbing video. It’s macho arts snuff. This is what happens when a culture of macho imperial insanity is mixed with time-tested techniques of the agricultural peasants of Okinawa defending themselves from invading Japanese. It should be no surprise that the roid-raging heirs to the Roman legions wage violence against the outsiders. They’ve been raised in the backward Greek tradition to live by the principle that the ‘Strong do as they will, and the weak suffer what they must’. Violence is their sole recourse to assuage their own deep-seated anxieties brought about by a challenge to their fragile conceptions of their own ‘strength’. We witnessed a microcosm of US foreign policy in action.

      • Agreed. Well stated.

      • VaudeVillain | Jun 24, 2013 at 8:45 am |

        I know several Marines, including my (late) grandfather, and what you describe is not representative of the individuals I have met. At all.

        You don’t need to like the Marines, or agree with American military actions, but claiming that the Corps is comprised entirely of steroid-using thugs indoctrinated into some crypto-Spartan pseudo-philosophy is simply bullshit.

        • Rhoid Rager | Jun 24, 2013 at 8:47 am |

          oooops. Raw nerve. There’s ointment for that. Check out my new avatar.

          • VaudeVillain | Jun 24, 2013 at 12:05 pm |

            No raw nerve, your generalization simply bears no relation to my experience.

            By all means, continue to demonize The Other to your heart’s content. I have no vested interest in your opinions.

        • Rhoid Rager | Jun 24, 2013 at 9:04 am |

          btw, the Melian dialogue was between the Athenians and the people of Melos, not the Spartans. The Athenians were the sworn enemies of Sparta. And many parallels have been drawn in the history of International Relations between the sea power of Athens and the hegemonic dominance of post-WWII amerika, with the USSR being the consummate land power, like Sparta was during the Peloponnesian war.

        • Noah_Nine | Jun 24, 2013 at 1:22 pm |

          a friend’s dad and uncles frequently beat his ass all through high school… they were marines…..

      • Something clearly went wrong in this instance. They didn’t follow the advice given to Spider-man for one. With great power comes great responsibility. As for Marines, I can’t say, because I am not a violent person nor have I killed anyone for whatever reason.

        I have read about people coming back form wars, and the disconnect they experience. The 1% biker clubs were formed because guys coming back from war felt separate from “normal” society. So I imagine many veterans have a perception that differs greatly, which may allow some to do things others could not.

        This doesn’t make it ok, mind you. It does mean that they likely would have benefited from feeding the peaceful dog, instead of actively feeding the violent one.

        • Rhoid Rager | Jun 24, 2013 at 5:39 pm |

          Some hold that violence is actually a flagrant display of weakness.

          • I am non violent, so I am prone to agree with this. I add that violence may be the answer as an extreme last result. In relation to this video, I agree, there was much weakness expressed.

  6. News Report On Blythe and the video

    • Thank you Echar 🙂

      • You are welcome. There’s more info out there. I posted some here, but I think it was deleted because there was Blythe’s personal information. From what I saw It seems that not much has come of this, other than Blythe and that Dennis (the murderer) closing down their internet presence.

        Dennis may live in Florida, and Blythe is likely in Canada. Also it seems that several police were members of that dojo, and some may have been present during the murder. It appears there was a cover up and that no one has heard from the victim since, even though the police from the area claim they interviewed him the next day.

    • Noah_Nine | Jun 24, 2013 at 1:43 pm |

      looks like lip service….. the News team probably did more to find him than the cops…

      • Agreed, not much going on, but what do you expect from the news? It does offer some new data (e.g visual cues, etc)

  7. VaudeVillain | Jun 24, 2013 at 8:49 am |

    Disgusting behavior, if anyone in that dojo had a shred of dignity or honor, the two “black belts” in that video would be in prison.

    Frankly, the students wouldn’t have missed much, because for a “black belt” that guy wasn’t very good anyway.

    • Apathesis | Jun 24, 2013 at 6:19 pm |

      So did he die or not? He looked like he was dying and their behavior certainly supports that theory…

      • It says in the article that the police spoke to him, and he declined to press charges.

        • Apathesis | Jun 25, 2013 at 6:40 pm |

          It also says they didn’t know his name…

          I think he died and they covered it up.

    • I am skeptical.

      • Rhoid Rager | Jun 24, 2013 at 11:41 pm |

        “Feldbush saw the man in the days after the incident and noticed him limping”

        Limping? Unless he uses his skull to walk, that’s utter bullshit.

        And the pig is good to remember the ‘vagrant’ ‘limping’ a few days after the incident, but he can’t remember his name?? God what a world we live in! So few upstanding people!

        • Exactly… I am not a medical expert, yet I have read that the breathing he was doing after having his temple stomped on a few times is a sure fire sign that he was basically dead right there. That there was no way he was not at least in a coma.

          This is the internet, and there are people who pose as experts, yet I am more prone to believe that over the police claiming they interviewed him the day after. Considering the wife of the Sheriff worked at the Dojo and that some police officers attended the school and may have been present.

        • I know, right? Cops should remember the name of every vagrant they come across in their career 25 years later.

          • Rhoid Rager | Jun 25, 2013 at 10:21 am |

            But not only that; how the ‘vagrant’ was walking on a particular day, you sarcy shit.

          • Go easy on those rhoids, ragey!

          • The police/incident/arrest report/blotters would. And the “vagrant” was supposedly well known and arrested multiple times. I’m just saying.

  8. Noah_Nine | Jun 24, 2013 at 2:04 pm |

    karate was huge in the eighties…. i took classes but soon quit when realized that it had none of the spiritually that i expected from watching movies like enter the dragon or even the karate kid…. just a bunch of bullies… maybe it was just the dojo i attended but it seemed very aggressive and militarized…. even my prepubescent brain could parse the fact that my sensei was just a macho asshole who was into grandstanding and bully tactics…

  9. Alex Bone | Jun 24, 2013 at 3:03 pm |

    this is OLD. why is this making headlines around the news again?

  10. Apathesis | Jun 24, 2013 at 6:13 pm |

    The video horrified me when I first saw it around 2009. Scary.

    Pretty infuriating these monsters have not been punished. And why did KMPH not follow up any more on it?

  11. Who is the monkey beating him up in the video? He needs to rot in prison for the rest of his life.

  12. First of all let me say that this was 1984. Those of us who are old enough to have been adults during that year know that everyone was either on cocaine or about to be. YouTube didn’t exist, the TCP/IP protocol based internet was three years old, and you could have casual sex every night without worrying about consequences that couldn’t be cured.

    So what I am saying, apart from pointing out that this is ancient, is that times were different back then. The nanny state we are in now did not really exist, except perhaps during Rockefeller masturbatory fantasies, we were not nearly as prudish as we are now, and it was the summer we discovered Sam Kinison.

    Who was going to see this then? The media, still being bought up by the corporations, was not really interested in this sort of thing. They had bigger stories to tell, even as a somewhat free-er press.

    Finally how do we know that this man is mentally challenged? He may be a bit slow but that describes at least half of the people I have worked with, or for, in my life. Were they all mentally challenged and I never suspected? Have I been operating under the wrong definition of mentally challenged all these years? Oh, the horror.

    I think the truth of the matter is that these morons from the Dojo got hold of another moron who was trying to work his hustle on them and kicked his ass. Things like this happened more often back then.

    Does that mean it was right? No, but it’s almost thirty years old!

    Edit; Ok I just read the YouTube descriptions, did not know that the man actually died. Was not aware of that when I wrote the above.

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