U.S. martial arts expert banned from entering Britain over fears his
'kill or be killed' teachings could incite vigilante violence
Keith Gladdis and Tom Leonard
07:09 EST, 9 May 2012
08:57 EST, 10 May 2012
Banned: Tim Larkin is not welcome in Britain because of his self-defence teachings
An American martial arts expert who teaches how to inflict ‘crippling pain’ on attackers has been banned from entering the UK.
Home Secretary Theresa May refused to
allow Tim Larkin into the country amid fears his ‘kill or be killed’
philosophy could encourage vigilante violence.
The former military intelligence
officer and expert in hand-to-hand combat had been planning a tour of
areas that had been hit hardest during last year’s riots.
He was due to teach classes in the
London area of Tottenham, where the violence started, and appear at the
Martial Arts Show in Birmingham.
But when Mr Larkin, 47, tried to board a
flight in Las Vegas, he was handed a letter from the UK Border Agency
saying he had been excluded from Britain.
Despite having visited Britain three
years ago, Mr Larkin was told his presence in the UK was now not
‘conducive to the public good’.
He joins Moonie cult leader Sun Myung
Moon, Nation of Islam minister Louis Farrakhan and American white
supremacist Dennis Mahon in being denied access to Britain.
who says he has trained corporate and civilian clients in New York, Las
Vegas and London, claimed the exclusion was a ‘gross over-reaction’.
He said: ‘It says there’s no right of
appeal. I have a lot of support over in the UK. I have people I can go
to. There are Members of Parliament I’m sure I can go to, and maybe this
can be reconsidered.
‘I think it’s a gross over-reaction, especially with some of the people who are allowed to come in and out of the UK.
‘There is nothing outrageous about it,
there’s nothing that I’m going around to incite violence or to incite
vigilantism – that’s a characterisation of the people who hear my
opinions on self-defence.’
Plans: Tim Larkin, pictured here in a lesson, wanted to hold a series of seminars in riot hit areas of Britain
HOW TO BREAK AN ATTACKER'S SPINE WITH 'DEADLY FORCE'Tim
Larkin claims his controversial techniques have been adopted by US
special forces including the elite Navy Seals unit that killed Osama bin
His book, How to Survive: The Most Critical Five Seconds of Your Life, describes how to inflict ‘crippling pain’ on an attacker.
such as Violence is About Injury, Why you Must Learn to Kill and Kill
it Simple, Stupid emphasise the need to use ‘deadly force’.
Target Focus Training website carries videos of instructors teaching
students how to break the spine and elbow of an attacker.
Students are also taught to punch an attacker so hard that a rib will break into the internal organs and hit the spine.
Larkin also reveals a technique that involves kicking an attacker hard enough to disable him by rupturing his testicles.
Help: Tim Larkin said he could inspire children and adults in areas of Britain hit by rioting last summer
The power of a Home Secretary to ban
individuals from the UK has caused controversy, with critics saying it
has not been used consistently.
American radio host Michael Savage
threatened to sue former Home Secretary Jacqui Smith when his name was
included in a list of people not welcome in the UK.
BANNED FROM BRITAIN:
criminals, celebrities, sports stars and religious extremists have in
the past been banned from entering Britain. Here are a few:
American rapper Snoop Dogg was barred from entering the UK in March
2007 by the then Home Office minister John Reid after his involvement in
a mass brawl at Heathrow.
In the early years of the Cold War, Childen poet Pablo Neruda, singer
Paul Robeson and composer Dimitry Shostakovich were refused entry for a
peace conference in 1950.
Moonie cult leader Sun Myung Moon, Nation of Islam minister Louis
Farrakhan, American white supremacist Dennis Mahon have all been denied
* Osama bin
Laden's son Omar was banned from entering Britain to live with his new
wife in 2008 because of fears his presence might cause 'public concern'.
Muslim cleric Sheikh
Yusuf al-Qaradawi, who had defended suicide attacks, was refused a
visa but only after being a guest at City Hall of former London mayor
Islamic preacher Zakir Naik who
claimed ‘every Muslim should be a terrorist’ was banned from Britain but
still addressed the Oxford Union via a video link.
And Jamaican reggae singer Bounty
Killer (real name Rodney Pryce) was allowed to perform in the UK despite
using lyrics which encourage the murder of homosexuals and promote gang
A Home Office spokesman said: ‘We can
confirm that the individual in question is subject to an exclusion
order. The Home Secretary will seek to exclude an individual if she
considers that his or her presence in the UK is not conducive to the
West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper had warned the Government about Mr Larkin’s visit.
She said: ‘I’m grateful to the Home
Secretary for taking the appropriate action and not allowing this man
into our country. He teaches extreme and violent self defence that is
‘The decision to bar Mr Larkin from the UK demonstrates the value of constant alertness when it comes to border controls.’
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