Robert Keith English; phony Marine killer dude

| July 26, 2015

Robert Keith English hat

The folks at Military Phonies send us their work on this Robert Keith English fellow who runs the Tactical Martial Arts Academy.

According to some of his students, he has been telling wild and fantastic tales of his four-year career in the Marine Corps. You know, like the time him and his team went to Lebanon and wiped out a whole village, killing all but one person who could relate the massacre to other villages and spread fear among the locals. He has told them that he was a US Marine Force Recon killer (of course, isn’t everyone), SEAL qualified, trained with Special Forces, and if you don’t believe him, well, he’s got a tattoo to prove it;

Robert Keith English tattoo

Of course, the National Personnel Records Center says “Who?”

Robert Keith English FOIA USMC

The folks at Military Phonies were so sure that he had service, they hit up the Navy and the Army for a number of FOIAs, but there’s nuthin’. Got nuthin’. They went as far as to get affidavits from students because English had scrubbed the internet of his claims, but the statements are fricken hillarious, you should click over and read them.

Robert Keith English Airsoft killer

Category: Phony soldiers

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  1. Dave Hardin says:

    I have talked to Mr. English. The primary mission of this post was to stop him from making false claims about military service. For me the particular claims about being a Marine and serving in or around Beirut Lebanon.

    He has taken down his claims from the web. If there is still something out there I will let him know. He said there are no longer things hanging on his wall that are military/RECON related.

    He has told me that he will have the tattoo taken care of in some manner. I plan on stopping in to see Mr. English in the not too distant future.

    He has admitted the Military claims he made were false. He admitted he never served in the military. He has promised to never do that again. He said he is embarrassed and should have stopped doing it a long time ago on his own.

    Do I believe him? It has nothing to do with belief, it will have everything to do with his future conduct. I don’t really care if his apology is sincere or not. All I care about is that he never does it again.

    Like it or not, he has done more than most in admitting he never served and offering an apology of some kind. The future is up to him.

    If he has any questions he knows my name and has my number.

    • Terry says:

      Primary mission? So he believes this was just a task to do to get us off his back? I believe everyone here has made it clear what he needs to do In order for that to happen. ACTIONS not words count! How many weeks has it been where action could have been demonstrated? Yeah, it will not happen.

      Everything you just stated is based on a liar “telling” you that it has been done. Where did he admit that the military claims were a lie? I didn’t see that! What I saw was him type that he was sorry for the pain he caused….He has not admitted here that he lied about jack shit!! You want to believe him, please go ahead but confessions of a liar to you in private does not serve the public that he has lied to openly for years. In this case, it is easy to see “The best predictor of future behavior is … past behavior “. Conviction of Impersonating a police officer, fake references on his website bio, lies about military service for 30 some years, and still no admission to the community he did business with that he took military credit and discounts in paying for services? SEE A TREND ANYONE?

      So you are right, I don’t like him playing victim when he did all this to himself. I need to see a clear direct admission of wrong doing and the very hard statement “I AM SORRY I LIED TO YOU” to the PUBLIC. Then and only then will everyone know and can come to terms with what he did to them on a personal and professional level.

      • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

        Deeds, not words. I know I’ll be saying it to English plenty of more times, and all I’ve seen from him is talk and no action, TALK IS CHEAP, and I still see a couple of VERY questionable claims on his “I love me” page, those are:

        • “Certified Military Combatives Association Instructor”
        That holds as much water with me as someone touting an Associate Membership in the SFA as “proof” of being SF.

        • “Certified United States Army Combatives Instructor Level 2”
        I call BULLSHIT on that. English, you are still a NO GO at my station!

        He also claims to be an “Undefeated Full Contact Heavyweight Champion”, yeah, what, one match some years ago, or is that from a “Mud-Wrasslin’ match” at Billy-Bob’s Honky Tonk?
        The Bounty Hunter claim is very laughable as well, and the Championship claims? *YAWN*, I once took lessons from a Sensai that was a two-time All Japan Karate Champion, he is one of the most humble, friendly, respectable and likeable people I’ve ever met in this life, he didn’t pull any of the shit English does.

        • CLAW131 says:

          API, Thank You for the back-up. I was beginning to think I had lost it.

          I had pointed out those two Combatives titles to English yesterday and 12 hours later he basically told me I couldn’t read and comprehend the written English language because “Both those certifications have nothing to do with being in the military” and “You don’t have to be in the military or have served in the military to teach soliders(his typing) Combatives.”

          Plus I was being “unfair” to him in suggesting he wipe them from his bio.

          Oww,Oww,Owww !! That hurt. I’d better get some Bactine right now to take the sting out of that one.

          Until I hear/read him say “I LIED” and see the video of him having that tattoo removed by a belt sander, I’m not believing a word he says.

          • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

            Thank-yuh, thank-yuhverymuch, CLAW131, and I also looked at the IMDb link listed earlier in this thread, GUESS WHAT? He listed himself there as a LEVEL 4 US Army Combatives instructor. I don’t think he’s genuine in his half-assed excuses of apologies, not even the tiniest bit. He still looks to me like he’s only sorry he got caught, and I still think he’s more full of shit than a Battalion of shady, fast-talking Used Car Salesmen!!

          • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

            OH, and his claim of “Training Director at Tactical Response Unleashed active shooter facility [sic]”, I Googled that, it WAS an Airsoft playpen that closed in April.

      • kid klobber says:

        What a sick freak subject of NATO. Not all together me-O! Imagine a bum cannon like him getting away with an entire village of APC’s except for one Snitch. WELL ILL BE A GHOST FROM HELL if I ever believe his karate chop!

    • Proud RVA realtor says:

      As a female realtor who has been previously enrolled in his women’s self defense class and who has had many family members who have served in our country’s military, I am appalled by what he has done. I am so grateful that this has been brought to my attention by my colleagues. Many of us who have attended a past self defense class had no idea any of this was going on until recently.
      Since he represents the taekwondo,combat hapkido,and women’s self defense under some man named Pellegrini, I wonder how this man feels having his program tarnished by English. Is he still going to be able to conduct business in this area? If so I think word needs to get out and a few of us are copying and pasting this post today so no one else in our field shows support of this type of character.
      Also reading that he has been charged in the past with impersonating a police officer is very disturbing. Who were we being taught by? As for you Mr. Hardin, Thank you for taking your time to police a 50 year old who should be ashamed of himself. We will also be having some meetings and mass emailing to make sure no one in our field gets taken advantage of by him ever again.

      • ChipNASA says:

        We’re so sorry you were taken advantage of and defrauded.
        Goad to see you’re passing the info around.

        HEY KEITH!!!

        How’s Your ASS?????

      • GDContractor says:

        This is Grandmaster Pelligrini’s website. He “Conducted training tours for US & Allied Troops in Afghanistan (2006) & Iraq (2008)”


        “Awards & Commendations: Royal New Zealand Police College – Rome (Italy) Municipal Police – United States Air Force – New York City Police Dept. – Federal Air Marshall Service – NATO Forces Europe – US Army 10th Mountain Division – Costa Rica Police SWAT Team – Colombia Air Force Anti-Terrorist Unit – US Office of Naval Intelligence – German Air Force – & many other Police Depts. & Military Units around the World.”

      • HMCS (FMF) ret says:

        At this rate, Keith may be in need of a new line of work.

        You had your chance, Keith, to “come correct” on this… now people in your community are going to know the truth about you and your lies.

        The road for you to overcome this will be a long one… longer now because your lies are out there for all to see.

        Many have given you advice on what to do.. no more BS lies and half-truths.

      • Dave Hardin says:

        I appreciate your words. I take no joy in exposing those who make false claims, honestly it turns my stomach.

        I generally try to stay in the background but from time to time find it prudent to take a more direct course of action.

        During our research there seemed to be some concern about Mr. English and his reaction. I do not believe that he realizes some people find him somewhat intimidating. It is only fair to point out that so far he has done nothing to indicate he is a threat to anyone.

        There are some who post here that will never forgive him for what he has done. If I forgive him or not is of no relevance. The man offered an apology and has taken some corrective action. Again, that is more than we get from most.

        I have no idea if he is sincere, I obviously have my doubts, but time will tell. I doubted he would ever offer an apology of any kind and he proved that much wrong.

        Mr. English may be a competent instructor, I have no opinion on that issue. What he will not do is use false Military claims to promote himself or his business.

        He has no one to blame for this post but himself. Should he find it necessary to divert that energy in another direction he knows how to find me.

        Mr. Pellegrini appeared to be as shocked as everyone else. He did take punitive and corrective action. Once again, my opinion on it being sufficient is of no relevance. I do believe that Mr. Pellegrini has changed the procedures that will be used if anyone in his organization uses their Military experience to promote themselves.

        Best Regards and Semper Fi.

  2. MCPO NYC USN Ret. says:

    Read Proud RVA message above:

    “We will also be having some meetings and mass emailing to make sure no one in our field gets taken advantage of by him ever again”.

    This is how pay back should be conducted!

  3. ChipNASA says:

    Well well,
    Dave and all maybe want to shine up your boots for a Kiwi Enema for old Keith here again.
    Someone on the Stolen Valor page on the visitor’s post page posted that he’s back up his old tricks telling his classes that “He’s waiting for his DD214 to come in the mail.”
    And then they linked to this post here on TAH.
    I asked if they had witnessed this personally or could point us to someone who had to confirm it.

    • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

      Maybe Robert Keith English (GH!) thought he could lay low and resurrect his game once he thought the heat died down? Not these days, THE INTERNET IS FOREVER!!

      • ChipNASA says:

        The gentleman who I commented to on Stolen Valor’s FB page IM’d me and gave me some detailed information.
        I pointed him to Jonn and then he IM’d me and told me he had spoken with Jonn on the phone.

        Keith, you need to do some stretching exercises if you know what I mean. Shit is about to get REAL. AGAIN.
        Grab your fucking ankles.

    • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

      It appears that Robert Keith English (GH!) has chosen to be the equivalent of a viral SV infection. Viruses will reinfect a host if not kept in check while bacterial infections can be cured via antibiotics. Maybe he’s not unlike a case of Athlete’s Foot as well?

  4. Green Thumb says:

    Still a turd.

  5. D says:

    He always used to talk about being a marine. He also said he was a bounty hunter… I’m sure that was a lie as well.