When you get the urge to try something new, you tend to stick to businesses close to home; simply out of convenience. Sometimes you don’t research certain businesses enough to know that they aren’t on the up and up. There are also instances where people or business, are that good at manipulating people, that the only way to learn, is the hard way.
This brings us to James Ehmer, a now former gym owner in Houston. You can check out this blog post to get a first hand account of what a crook and snake, James Ehmer is…. Long story short, he has manipulated plenty of individuals in the Spring, Tx area (and I’m sure other cities as well), and it seems his reign of being a conniving dick, has come to an end.
Professor Travis Tooke, head instructor of Team Tooke, in which Ehmer was formerly an associate of, went online to sever ties with Ehmer, mainly because he claimed to remain under Tooke far after he was expelled.
Five Rings MMA: Shadow Team in Spring, TX has officially closed. If you go by the gym you will find an eviction notice addressed to Team Tooke MMA, not Five Rings MMA. There is a simple explanation for this. The owner, who is NOT affiliated with Team Tooke in any manner, used my schools name when I made it clear that he was not allowed to do so.
I tried to contact the landlord for the Five Rings MMA location to have my name removed from the eviction notice but was unsuccessful in reaching him. I will try again tomorrow. I just wanted to make a statement so that there is no confusion about that school being a Team Tooke Academy. I can assure you that it is not, and has not been for 14 months.
Just before closing the gym, without notifying any of his staff or students (I guess he ran out of lies to tell), he decided to unleash a barrage of derogatory messages to people who trusted and believed in him; this was a way to throw the scent of being evicted off from everyone. There are 5 year-old kids who are devastated by his actions. These kids who will no longer be able to train with their friends. Here’s some screen shots of messages that were exchanged between Ehmer and former students:
Calling out students? What a jabronie (The Iron Sheik’s voice). James Ehmer, I challenge you to a dual, once I figure out what you look like… Now I need to know what this guy looks like. He probably looks like the Shadow Master from Double Dragon. (You young cats don’t know about that; it’s the main picture.)
If anyone affected by James Ehmer, and need help finding a new gym, please contact me.