US self-defence expert banned from entering UK

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US self-defence expert banned from entering UK

Post  marksj on Wed May 09, 2012 3:02 am

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-18002220

Anyone know this chap?

Is what he teaches off the scale compared to other instructors?


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Post  Fraze on Wed May 09, 2012 6:00 am

As soon as someone mentioned this story to me I knew it would be Tim Larkin of TFT. He does have an antagonistic marketing style.

He was discussed at length here before. I've never taken any of his classes or seen his material beyond a couple of youtube clips so can't comment on how good his material is or isn't.

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Post  GOVINDA on Wed May 09, 2012 12:51 pm

Apparently he is a bit Poo, but I have never trained with him so can not comment, I have seen and read some of his "stuff" and have made my own opinion on this.................the word Sensationalism springs to mind affraid
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Post  Mr Nobody on Wed May 09, 2012 3:51 pm

Don't know the guy and, whie I respect the Home Offices opinion of him, surely they can recognise that there are already people in the UK teaching the same or similar sorts of things? Or am I wrong?
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Post  Ade on Thu May 10, 2012 1:49 am

We had a thread about him that went on for many pages,but that was before "the event" Wink and it's gone now.The general concensus,however,seemed to agree with Gov's synopsis of "a bit poo".
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Post  Chris on Thu May 10, 2012 5:48 am

Takes a lot of noise to bring you to the attention of the Home Office.

For an intelligent man he isn't very smart.

Then again, could just be that the Home Office is populated by knee jerk reactionary muppets who should spend more time dealing with genuine threats to domestic peace and wellbeing.

either one works for me.
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Post  Fraze on Thu May 10, 2012 5:51 am

He should have put 'radical cleric' on his visa application. Very Happy

I bet his next round of marketing will be "so dangerous it's banned in the UK!" It will play well with people who have never trained before.


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Post  Chris on Thu May 10, 2012 5:53 am

Fraze wrote:He should have put 'radical cleric' on his visa application. Very Happy

I bet his next round of marketing will be "so dangerous it's banned in the UK!" It will play well with people who have never trained before.


True Dat Fraze Smile
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Re: US self-defence expert banned from entering UK

Post  tonyk on Thu May 10, 2012 6:20 am

He was banned for cynically targeting areas where there had been social unrest.In 2009 there had been a few incidents in Slough so he decided to hold his seminar there.This time it was to be in Tottenham,scene of last years riots.The last thing you need is this knob turning up to create more fear and paranoia.

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Post  RichardZ on Sun May 13, 2012 8:48 pm

for some, to be banned for being too violent may hold some merit Shocked

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Post  Peter on Mon May 14, 2012 4:50 am

So the UK government has handed him marketing gold ...... we wil see the "buy my too tough for the UK " system out soon.

If he had claimed to be a radical cleric he would have been a house as well as a visa Rolling Eyes

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