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  1. scipio is offline

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    Tim Larkin Banned From Entering UK

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

    I can't help thinking that this might have been a bit of an over reaction by the UK Border Agency. Maybe he should have claimed asylum then we would have let him in........
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    Living in the UK I am not surprised at this stupid government reaction, anyone know if theres any campaign or something to push back against these sorts of government interventions ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by your next View Post
    Living in the UK I am not surprised at this stupid government reaction, anyone know if theres any campaign or something to push back against these sorts of government interventions ?
    I'd sign up for one. (AFTER I get my passport)
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    Quote Originally Posted by your next View Post
    Living in the UK I am not surprised at this stupid government reaction, anyone know if theres any campaign or something to push back against these sorts of government interventions ?
    I suspect that it means writting to your MP and depending on who your MP is that might be a waste of time.....
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    I'm more concerned that somewhere in the home office is a civil servant, we are paying for, who's job it is to look out for RBSD larpers like Larkin. And not only that, but that he she knows so little about martial arts that he she genuinely believes Larpin to be dangerous.

    Scratch that, its almost definitely a woman.
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    Hahhahahahha god damn you Brits are retards. Be careful now he might show your people those deadly martial arts thingies. Hey wait didn't I predict this line getting crossed like months ago?? Next they will probably force all dojos to only train akkido. You guys in the U.K. are getting softer than the guys on the Viagra commercials.
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    I would say how lame the UK government is being, but someday I might want to go to the UK and I don't want them to ban me for saying something mean about the British.
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    Quote Originally Posted by judoka_uk View Post
    I'm more concerned that somewhere in the home office is a civil servant, we are paying for, who's job it is to look out for RBSD larpers like Larkin. And not only that, but that he she knows so little about martial arts that he she genuinely believes Larpin to be dangerous.

    Scratch that, its almost definitely a woman.
    I stand to be corrected but apparently it's his claim for, er, 'excessive reaction to perceived threats'. So, you might be very near the truth. Mr Mick Coup has something to say. I'll just try to dig it up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie Hardon View Post
    I stand to be corrected but apparently it's his claim for, er, 'excessive reaction to perceived threats'. So, you might be very near the truth. Mr Mick Coup has something to say. I'll just try to dig it up.

    http://coreconcepts.forumotion.co.uk...ironic-perhaps IRONIC PERHAPS?
    Mick Coup Today at 2:28 pm

    As I'm sure many will be aware, Tim Larkin - founder of Target Focus Training - has been refused entry to the UK on the grounds that "his presence here was not conducive to the public good".

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

    This does seem excessive in my opinion, but this isn't the purpose of this thread to be honest - what I find interesting, amusing even, is two-fold.

    Firstly, as the saying goes 'you reap what you sow' and Larkin has long been an advocate of the over-the-top hard-sell marketing approach, trying his very best to sensationalise and scaremonger, and has tried for that 'in your face' brutal-truth hyperbole at every opportunity, notwithstanding his very dubious claimed military service background - that has since been exposed and refuted.

    Secondly - and the irony of the matter perhaps - is that the 'maim and kill' material that 'violence-expert' Larkin presents as being so effective, so dangerous as to render him persona non grata, is in my opinion anything but - and personally I feel that anyone armed with his training would certainly be dangerous...to themselves.

    His lethal slow-motion fantasy-fighting nonesense might talk the talk - the written/spoken rhetoric is certainly 'optimistic' concerning how potent it purports to be, but seriously...too violent? I'm of the opinion that any run-of-the-mill Muay Thai training - regardless of sporting focus - incorporates far more 'violence' than any 'TFT' lunacy ever will...

    Maybe a reminder to 'be careful what you wish for' when it comes to creative self-promotion, boastful marketing, and the manufacture ofreputations.

    It would be easy for Larkin to lift the exclusion order I reckon - just by demonstrating his ridiculous TFT material against resisting and unpredictable adversaries...the results would undoubtedly leave the government wondering why it took him so seriously at all...

    Mick
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    Question on British law: what, if any, sanctions are put on subjects of Great Britain if they voice similar ideas or train similar arts?
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