Last Saturday, HRH Prince Gharios El Chemor has received the prestigious AOF Icon Award for his four decades long martial arts career, his over 25 years entertainment career and his international humanitarian work.
The prince is a classically trained actor, director, musician and producer with over 400 credits mostly in Brazil in film, TV, radio, theater, etc. also, is a martial artist since 1978 when with only five years old started Judo. Currently, the prince holds black belts in Karate, Kobudo and the 5th degree black belt in Aikido. Has received his first black belt in 1992. He was the close combat instructor to the Brazilian Federal Police (FBI equivalent) and the VIP security bodyguards of the HSBC Bank executives in Brazil. Today, hundreds of students practice Aikido in Brazil under the instructors formed by the prince.
The AOF Icon award was received by many Hollywood starts and world class martial artists like: David Carradine, Jeff Speakman, Cynthia Rothrock, Don “the dragon” Wilson, Randy Couture, Bas Rutten, Art Camacho, Michael Jay White, Nick Mancuso, Tom Sizemore, Michael Madsen, Bill Duke, Bob Wall, John Saxson, Kim Coates, etc.