I left T Dukes organisation at the end of 1987. Since the beginning of 1988 he has had no black belts at all in the UK.
Having spent several years training at a distance from him I lived for two years at his 'Buddhist' Centre in Norfolk, UK. I organised much of the work of the various societies and sadly became aware, through research into his background and increasing contacts with others, of the scale of the deception he had perpetuated for many years. Unfortunately very few groups were prepared to explain why they simply shut their doors at the sound of his name.
If only the web and e-mail had been available in those days.
Like other despots he was able to continue because he could control information. He was able to bury the past with each generation of seniors who left (roughly every five years). Now, thanks to forums like this one, people have free access to knowledge and to genuine individuals. Histories can be remembered.
It also means that people, otherwise left isolated after placing their trust and ideals in one who purports to be a religious teacher and Reverend of the Buddhist Church, can obtain help and reassurance.
My best wishes to those who are currently trying to separate the truth from the fiction.
If I can help please contact me at: email@example.com
I would also appreciate hearing from anyone who can clarify T Dukes real history.