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    Keith Hipkiss Brazilian jiujitsu teacher uk

    hi guys

    i hope this is the right place to post :)

    interested in finding if this guy keith is a legit Brazilian jiujitsu guy
    my young relative wanted to join the club but heard maybe keith wasnt for real

    keith hipkiss or keith richard hipkiss runs a kick boxing club in congleton cheshire uk that changed into a mma and Brazilian jiujitsu club
    keith appeared as a purple belt in bjj

    the clubs website mentions him winning bronze in IBJJF London Open in October 2013 but suposedly there were only 3 entrants in that category......
    the site says "despite having a broken finger he still made the decision to compete and won bronze"

    the club site also links to his online shop and he is always plugging his mma shop on facebook apparently

    i hear that keith never rolls with his students except his mate

    what do you think?

    thanks

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    Here's who he claims to have gotten his belt from...

    "Keiths BJJ Instructor and Master is Professor Jose Marcello F Rodrigues 'Ze Marcello' who is a 4th Degree black belt and previous world Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Champion who trained under Sergio 'Bolao' Souza."

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    i forgot about this thread!!

    my cousin ended up going to a bigger gym further away

    strange that the person who replied to my original post only made 2 posts? and hasnt posted since

    a friend said that there is no photograph of keith getting his purple from Ze Marcello on his website

    he also found comments keith made on a "Purple Belt Requirements" dvd page which strikes me as dodgy

    keith now has white belt teaching as an Assistant Instructor too!!

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    update!!!
    some of keith hipkiss longtime students left to start their own bjj gym
    caused lots of drama
    word is that keith hipkiss uk bjj teacher from congleton gave himself his purple belt in bjj!!
    sound dodgy??

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    Quote Originally Posted by idfoom View Post
    update!!!
    some of keith hipkiss longtime students left to start their own bjj gym
    caused lots of drama
    word is that keith hipkiss uk bjj teacher from congleton gave himself his purple belt in bjj!!
    sound dodgy??
    Do you have any links or evidence to back up any of this?
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    Violence is pretty uncommon in clubs in this area, and the dude didn't seem particularly hostile up until the moment he slapped me.
    I don't mean to sound bitter, cold, or cruel, but I am, so that's how it comes out.
    BILL HICKS,
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    Slamming the man in the bottom position from time to time keeps everybody on their toes and discourages butt scooting stupidity.

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    Okay, so Mr. Hipkiss says that he is the managing director at bjjshop.com. My suggestion for you is to email him. Ask him whatever question you would like to ask him. By simply coming in and posting speculative comments and asking if its "dodgy" or not is sad. Do some follow up. If you are going to email him, invite him to the thread and be polite. Don't act condescending and/or accusatory. Tell him what you're concerns are and allow for a response. Keep it professional.

    I'm not saying this guy is legit or not legit. I have no bearing in the matter. If you are going to necro a thread by 3 years come back with some facts.

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    He is a verified purple belt as is his bronze medal.

    http://www.ukbjjbeltregister.org/user.php?id=501

    What is the problem here?
    King without a crown

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    Quote Originally Posted by PDA View Post
    He is a verified purple belt as is his bronze medal.

    ukbjjbeltregister

    What is the problem here?
    hes no longer verified as a purple belt on that site
    ze Marcello says he did not give him a belt

    uk bjj undergound group on fb has a 200 comment discusion about keith hipkiss confirmed fake belt

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    Quote Originally Posted by idfoom View Post
    hes no longer verified as a purple belt on that site
    ze Marcello says he did not give him a belt

    uk bjj undergound group on fb has a 200 comment discusion about keith hipkiss confirmed fake belt
    Well that's rather concerning .

    ive read a bit on that BJJ underground page.

    Whats even more concerning is that page is the go to page for verification.

    im guessing that has something to do with another black belt giving him 2 stripes for his fake purple belt.

    Had this not come to light he could have been promoted to brown and then what?
    King without a crown

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