Soooooooo ... as was stated before if it is him well that's just sad. If it is a doppleganger troll ... it is a disappointment.
Sittingbourne in Kent is literally 5 minutes away from where he teaches so sadly this is probably him or someone from the school. Not that it matters as everyone seems just as likely to get an answer regarding his qualifications as they would if he was actually a troll.
How dare he impersonate Clifford!Quote:
hi there, after reading all this extremely long post fort might be able to help
I trained with Clifford Hyde Gomes about 6/10 years ago but club had different name and was mixed martial arts at the time in Rainham. Good teacher, nice man.
I know 100% that Clifford is not on this site him self!! and really wouldn't be impressed with the young man/lady who is posing has him on here
not sure on what degrees he has or has not, but from what I knew of him seems like genuine instructor
Black Belt International certificate of 9th Dan. The BBI dBase was a device to get Instructors to join and gave a window for Clubs/Instructors. In return, you got various emails advertising Seminars so that must be how they made money. I think it's defunct now. I was on it myself when I ran my Club (which went bust twice). I was not asked for proof of Dan Grading but my Association also were featured and we all showed only our true grades.
I liked the photo of Cindy Rothrock. Her gorgeous boobs have got bigger! Even more reason to like her.
Oh yes. I think his org is advertised in MA mags in UK but I've never seen a feature about them.
I used to get all of my gear from there, I'm glad it's still going.
Ok I spent most of my evening reading every last post on this thread. And I just signed up now. I am fully aware that the last past was over a year ago. I am Antony, I am 24 and I was at CKD since 2000. And last for uni at around 21. I got to black sash 1st Dan and achieved many things. I know Clifford better than most and I also do not believe that's the real Clifford typing. I will say this now but I would not be here living if I never met him. At 18 I got diagnosed with cancer and all the teachings and my experiences gave me the strength to get through it. I started martial arts because I was getting bullied and now at over 6foot by the age of 18 and very efficient with my fighting skills it stopped all that. Uni life style has not been good on me but it was fun and we'll nearly dying gives you a different look on life. I had many fights and won I have achieved many things. My degree and main subject was fitness and health I studied kung fu and tae kwon do while at uni. And I did academic research into many styles of ma. Along side this I am a coach in a variety of sports and a gym instructor with aspirations to make an amazing fighting club. Now all of this and many of you are being very immature. Discrediting any other person is just not on it does not matter what they did or didn't do but what matters is how they help people's lives. I learned a lot for him and ckd and I will not sit here and listen to people trying to take the validity from my training. Thanks for your time.