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First Name Last Name

Alessandro Almeida
Alessandro Almeida

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Last Name: Mehrkar
City: Macungie
State: PA
Country: USA
School: OXYFIT

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1. Submitted by JESS M on Friday September 16, 2011 6:48 PM

2. Submitted by morning call on Friday September 16, 2011 6:49 PM
www.mcall.com/news/breaking/mc-karate-teacher-indecent-assault-20110916,0,6497306.story mcall.com Macungie martial arts instructor charged with indecent assault on teen student By Manuel Gamiz Jr. and Tracy Jordan, Of The Morning Call 2:35 PM EDT, September 16, 2011 Advertisement A 52-year-old martial arts instructor was charged with indecently assaulting one of his female students for more than a year at a Lower Macungie Township karate school, according to state police at Fogelsville. Shahrokh Mehrkar was charged Thursday with corruption of minors and two counts of indecent assault against a girl at the O2 Oxyfit Gym and Martial Arts Dojo starting when she was about 13 years old and ending in May, according to court documents. Mehrkar was released on a $75,000 bond. A woman who answered the phone at O2 Oxyfit Gym referred questions to attorney Zachary Cohen, who said, "Mr. Mehrkar has no affiliation with the gym." He declined to elaborate. Public records show Mehrkar had been a principal in the business as early as 2005. Mehrkar's name also is associated with various martial arts businesses, including S. Mehrkar Karate, Macungie Martial Arts and Trexlertown Martial Arts. State police launched an investigation in May after the girl told friends about the alleged assaults, and the friends told her parents, according to arrest papers. The criminal complaint alleges Mehrkar made inappropriate sexual comments and sexual advances toward her while practicing fighting and during other training exercises. Mehrkar allegedly forced a kiss on her, touched her sexually on top and underneath her clothing, and told her "he may end up raping her," the arrest affidavit says. Police said she told them she had to forcefully pull his hand away or push him away on two or three occasions. State police said the investigation is continuing and if anyone has information they should contact Trooper Gregg Dietz or Cpl. James Bruchak at the Fogelsville barracks, 610-395-1438. Manuel Gamiz Jr. and Tracy Jordan Copyright 2011, The Morning Call

3. Submitted by jeff bricker on Saturday September 17, 2011 5:35 PM
He is a big joke! And never rolls. Lol. Don't ever let any kids training with him or he will abused sexually.

4. Submitted by Trent stump on Sunday September 18, 2011 6:57 PM
He is a big asshole. Im 14years old and I can bit him lol. He is fake

5. Submitted by Troy T on Sunday September 18, 2011 7:05 PM
He doesn't. Not know shit about bjj, who give him his 3 degree blue belt???

6. Submitted by Robert burns on Monday September 19, 2011 11:12 AM
He call him self shihan,I don't know why, maybe he have bad report with his real name,but anyway, he think he can teach bjj,he teach bs martial arts not BJJ for sure.

7. Submitted by george minges on Thursday September 22, 2011 5:23 PM
I train with him for a free week, and im serius this guy is a big joke,I don't believe and all this bs online but somebody got to stop this guy,he is not a even white belt,but he is charging lot money to poor people, peoples don't know jiu jitsu, and people are paying him! Someone please stop him. Also his kid also got arrested for raping a 1414 years old babysitter from his own gym oxyfit.

8. Submitted by Kate Polazki on Friday September 23, 2011 10:34 AM
I was checking out a number of schools and I had heard rumors about this guy. He was thrown out of Oxyfit for a number of reasons including innapropriate beahavior and not paying his bills. He is now the owner of American Mixed Martial Arts Dojo in Trexlertown. AMMA Dojo in Trexlertown by the walmart. Parents beware!

9. Submitted by jim justin on Friday September 23, 2011 9:50 PM
Yes he was kick out off oxyfit, I was his students long ago but I find out what kind instructor an person he is guys stay way from this guy.

10. Submitted by neyd james on Saturday October 8, 2011 7:55 PM
I was taking classes at the oxyfit with him,and I get very close to quite bjj, this guy is a asshole,and have no clue about bjj,he also was very arrogant guy and I hear he was in jail for abuse sexually a litle girl and he also did to he own dora Samantha, he is bad news guys he change his name all the time. Be careful

11. Submitted by chad r on Wednesday October 12, 2011 10:05 PM
This deal guy robe me! I train with this asshole for 2me full years and he give my blue belt, but I quite him after all this bs,and I joing a new gym,and was very embarrassing I got tap out by ever one of professor pereira white and blue belts.it was so embarrassing.

12. Submitted by kirk b on Monday October 17, 2011 4:17 PM
he is not a blue belt he cant even beat a white belt!! he got beat up and had his money stolen by a midget!! at wa wa right down the streat. he even through investigation molested his own biy,s when they were younger even one of his own son,s raped a girl i heard they have cameras in the girl,s room locker nhe is scumm!!!!!

13. Submitted by sandy h on Monday October 17, 2011 9:39 PM
He is a pervert old men! That is why I quite his gym.

14. Submitted by john hixenbaugh on Tuesday October 18, 2011 10:54 AM
did any one check the girls locker room for hiden cameras??? i quit his gym a few years ago. hee is a pervert!!!!!111

15. Submitted by Bobby wilson on Wednesday October 26, 2011 9:40 PM
This guy is a hole! He is very bad for the sport,he lies about everything! Who he trained under? No one knows, everyday he got a different history, and yes he is a perverted old guy,and someone told me, he got kick out ,from the bigers karate organization around tiger something. He was stilling.

16. Submitted by Reginaldo Almeida on Thursday October 27, 2011 7:41 AM
This "guy" is my purple belt. And I will take care about all of these fakes comments this saturday. And IF somebody doesnt know me, google me.

17. Submitted by j hixenbaugh on Thursday October 27, 2011 12:49 PM
Reginaldo Almeida?? how much is he paying you??? you are not even on rate my bjj instructor?? are you on his payroll to??

18. Submitted by Reginaldo Almeida on Thursday October 27, 2011 1:06 PM
j hixenbaugh, dont be a kid and show your real ID, please contact me and I will show you my "payroll". And pray to dont have the same IP of all others fake comments.

19. Submitted by Brian m on Friday October 28, 2011 7:49 PM
This guy F.with lot people and peoples lifes and he thinks he can by everything and everyone. Hey asshole I have news for you. Is not possible some people still have honor and is not for sale. Only fill like Reginald and others with no respect of them selfs and must important the sport bjj.if you have balls compete. Lol bjj doesn't not lie. Hey when you are going back to jail?

20. Submitted by shihan e on Friday October 28, 2011 8:28 PM
Yes im also in his payroll he pay good I think he will be a black belt soon lol.regi how munch did he pay you for his purple belt? I need to up date my fee. Let me know asap

21. Submitted by Reginaldo Almeida on Saturday October 29, 2011 11:38 AM
i want my money back for the purple bely!! you are ruining my reputation i cant stand the heat! give me back my money!! i cant beleive you got taped out by a midget in a white belt give me my money before you go back to jail!!

22. Submitted by eu mesmo on Saturday October 29, 2011 12:36 PM
u got mail.

23. Submitted by phill c on Friday November 4, 2011 8:50 PM
How munch you think you are worth? Lol I know rapes.

24. Submitted by Trent Stump on Thursday May 3, 2012 2:28 PM
Can the person or owner of this site take off the comment that used my name because that is not me.

25. Submitted by Sandy on Sunday February 17, 2013 9:03 AM
Mehrkar is a womanizer and abusive. Don't let the charm fool you. Get trained elsewhere, by someone with higher morals - and better skills. Bypass Mehrkar's classes, whatever you do. You are fairly warned.

26. Submitted by kirkster on Sunday February 17, 2013 12:09 PM
he i thought he was in jail?? by now?? for molesting one of his female students last year??????????? i know the system takes takes awhile?? iut was all over the news and the morning call?? what is the status?? he should be in jail?? or did he bribe the victim???

27. Submitted by Normal on Saturday August 23, 2014 1:06 PM
He might be a bad instructor but the claims that he committed sexual abuse are just allegations. Think: 1. The girl who made the allegations was at the club for 2 years. Why did she keep going if she was being sexually abused? 2. The girl's parents demanded money to withdraw charges against him. 3. In BJJ, there is a lot of accidental touching - you're rolling around on the ground, doing the mount (going between their legs), grabbing their legs, and other things. There is a even a technique where you're on the ground and you are SUPPOSED to grab the crotch to restrict the opponent's movement. Whilst nobody in BJJ should be deliberately touched for sexual pleasure, it's inevitable that in BJJ someone WILL touch your crotch, even deliberately to do a technique. They might even rub your crotch by accident as they try to secure your leg. If you can't deal with this, don't do BJJ - it's like joining professional wrestling and then getting angry if a man suddenly, without your consent, puts their hand under your clothing (on bare skin) to do the crotch claw (which involves digging the fingers in so involves unwanted fingering of your vagina if you're a woman or a girl, and which can be done even on little girls) - if you're going to get angry, don't join the club!

28. Submitted by Ruthie on Friday March 27, 2015 7:04 AM
"Normal" (above) isn't wrong about accidental touching during grappling, but these allegations went beyond that. The police and the courts know what they're doing. My heart goes out to the young lady who had the courage to bring these charges against someone she'd grown to trust as an authority figure before the incidents in question began. Mehrkar pled guilty and has since left the country. Although this site won't allow links to be posted directly, it's easy to search for the article I've copied and pasted below to confirm the facts. House arrest for martial-arts instructor who groped student October 29, 2012|By Kevin Amerman, Of The Morning Call A mixed martial-arts instructor in Lower Macungie Township admitted Monday to sexually assaulting one of his students and was placed on house arrest. Shahrokh Mahrkar, 53, of Macungie pleaded guilty to misdemeanor corruption of minors, admitting he touched the student's breasts and buttocks on several occasions. He was immediately sentenced by Lehigh County Judge Douglas G. Reichley to 90 days of house arrest and five years' probation. Mahrkar is also banned from having any contact with nonfamily members under 18 for the next five years and is prohibited from instructing martial arts or "any physical exercise activities" to any minor, Reichley said. Reichley said Mahrkar is also banned from having alcohol or controlled substances in his house and is precluded from viewing pornography online. Mahrkar, who may relocate to another country, according to court records, must also perform 150 hours of community service if he stays in the United States. Mahrkar's deal originally called for probation, but Reichley said house arrest was more appropriate. The judge also warned Mahrkar that if he violates terms of his probation, he'll be sent to state prison.

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