Any of you guys heard of a David Govoni? Someone was telling me that he has a MMA gym in Stafford Springs, CT. Many "claims" were made to me about how good he is, and some names that I know personally were dropped in the sense that they were no match for him. Legit or bullshit? Thanks.
I haven’t heard that name in forever.
I’m next door in Mass, been involved in the sport since the beginning, and know a ton of coaches there, but the name is not familiar to me.
I know who he is. He has basic skill level but has more fraudelent claims than anyone you will ever meet. His students buy into his delusion. Last I heard he is teaching in Palmer at some gym called Gill’s Gym or something like that.
He claims to have BJJ black belt and I asked him who his teacher was and he said he trained in Florida under a guy they called “Hell Raiser”. I said “what’s his real name” and his response was “nobody knows his real name…just Hell Raiser!!!”
I wish I was making this up.
- On a SideNote: Oh and you guessed it right if you figured out the guy was called “Hell Raiser” BECAUSE (wait for it…) HE RAISED HELL ON THE matts.
Palmer, Mass? That’s near me.
Yep right near Amherst. Do you remember Gonzaga’s gym in Palmer inside of Gil’s gym? That’s where I heard he last taught.
Thanks for the heads up!
Ohh man, local to me. Im in. We gotta get Mike Palladino to dojo storm like he did the last guy
I trained at Fighting Arts Academy in Springfield MA which is right next door for many many years. Gil’s has had a bunch of different guys in there as coaches some more legit than others… Govoni taught there for a bit. I mean is he really good? no… can he teach people who know nothing? I mean I would pick someone else but its fine.
Hey BTK, where do you train. I’m local too.
WHo is Mike Palladino?
Edit: NVM: I just looked him up. hhahahah
I have a lot of respect for Jeremy L. at FAA.
You summed up Govoni best. Good assessment.