Paul Cave is a BS artist of note
Um this guy is so fake it is not even funny. Point in case, he advertises himself as Shihan in Aikido. Um, there are only like 10 (if that many) Aikido Shihan on the planet. A very small world. So here is a story I heard, somewhat shortened, and I can more or less attest to the truthfulness of this. So a local Cape Town Sandan (Third Dan) walks into Cave's Dojo. He asks for Cave. Another guy says he is Cave. The Sandan say b/s, I want to see Cave. Cave comes out from back and the Sandan asks him, could you please show me your Aikido certification from Hombu Dojo, Japan?
Cave says: "Um I forgot it at home but I can bring it in another time..." The Sandan smiles and says OK, please demonstrate Ukemi for me (simple forward breakfall), in response to which Cave does a bow. This from a Shihan in Aikido. The Sandan the demonstrates Ukemi and a couple of other things. Said Sandan then proceeds to demonstrate Aikido against Cave's best student on the floor and basically gives the floor a good cleaning with the guys ass.
He then further proceeds to take down O'Sensei's picture from the dojo wall and tells Cave that if he sees that portrait in that dojo again, he will be very very displeased indeed. He then writes his cellphone number on the wall, and says "If you want to learn true Aikido, phone me." The next week something like eight of Paul Cave's students join the Aikido school.
What I think should happen is all the real khali,muy tai, hapkido, kickboxing, knife, bjj etc etc teachers should also go to Cave's "School" and test his knowledge practically. I would especially love to see a couple of real MMA guys bust in there. By the way how does a guy, who recieved his goju ryu blackbelt from his dad, suddenly become a Shihan or 110th dan superhero in every fighting style on the planet? Does he drink the water that runs out of Koeberg?
In any case, any person with an iota of intelligence, who sees the guy getting out of that ridiculous van of his, and sees how he looks, will immediately know what he is dealing with. Or simply just look at his marketing material spred all around Cape Town. It is so full of bullsh*tttt, it looks like used toilet paper.
And anyone who says that Paul Cave and his buddy did anything for MMA, No Rules or even the good name of any martial art anywhere, is also full of it. This type of guy makes martial arts look like something for tappits and damduikers.
Just my 2c worth.