The prince of Ghassan started in the martial arts (Judo) with only 4 years old, initially forced by his father. After that, fell in love with the Asian culture and all its aspects.
Studied also Kung Fu, several styles of Karate, European fencing, Japanese swordsmanship, Jiu-Jistu, Kali Silat, Kobudo and his passion, the Aikido.
In 1992 received his first black belt and founded the Shinken Institute, active until 2017 operating schools of Aikido and Japanese Culture in five cities in Brazil.
One of the masters who most influenced him was Steven Seagal being Seagal’s direct disciple, business associate and personal friend for 5 years (1997-2002). Gharios was the only teacher in South America to have such a relationship directly with Seagal.
Steven Seagal, well known star of Hollywood is also a master of various martial arts styles and 7th. degree black belt in Aikido, and was (before the fame) the first Westerner to own and operate a school on Japanese soil.
Was pioneer, being personally responsible for the promotion of Aikido (Aikikai) in Curitiba (Parana, Brazil) from 1991 until 2010. Is responsible for forming dozens of black-belt instructors that are active today all over Brazil.
Holds the 5th (fifth) Dan (degree black belt) in Aikido (certified by the Aikikai Foundation in Tokyo, Japan) and also holds black belts in Karate and Kobudo (Japanese weapons). More info here
The prince is also a classically trained actor and director with over 300 credits in theater, movies and television since 1994. Is proudly a SAG- Screen Actors Guild actor since 2010. More info here
Today, it was announced by Dr Robert Goldman that the prince will receive the ICON Awards at the AOF Action on Film Festival this July 30/31 in Las Vegas. Over 850 movies will be screened for awards with celebs and Hollywood elite from around the world. Other inductees are: action star Michael Jai White, Olivier Gruner, Sasha Mitchell, Gillian White. Over a dozen simultaneous International film festivals in one, so a mega event honoring 2 years of competitors for 2020/2021. Annual stellar life experience. More info here