The kingdom of Mangkualaman (former Pakualaman) is a Javanese princely state within the Sultanate of Yogyakarta. It was created in 1812 when Natakusuma (later Prince Paku Alam I) was rewarded for helping the British quell the conflict in Yogyakarta in June 1812. The kingdom is currently officially recognized by the Indonesian Republic since its inception (1945) under the chapter VI, articles 18, 18A and 18B of the Indonesian constitution.
On October 25th, a royal decree was issued bestowing upon HRH Prince Gharios El Chemor the highest family honor and the title of KPA, “Kangjeng Pangeran Ario”, which is equivalent to prince level, normally bestowed on Heads of State in their capacity as Head of sovereign country or Head of a Royal House. As it’s usual in the Javanese tradition, prince Gharios has received an Indonesian name: HRH KPA Indiartonagoro. The prince was also invested in the Most Distinguished Family Order of Mangkualaman.
The Texas radio host Veda Loca interviews HRH Prince Gharios
Anna’s House Shelter is based in Dallas, Texas and assists victims of domestic violence being managed by Dame Eva Miles, DMA. On last October 23rd, HRH Prince Gharios El Chemor has participated in the annual gala event, hosted by Sir Sheik, KMA and Veda Loca, a famous radio host in Dallas. The event was virtual due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The infamous Osama Bin Laden hated the Ghassanids. In his speech “Resist the New Rome” he said: “… If we seek to deter them (the West) with any means other than Islam, we would be like our forefathers, the Ghassanids. Their leaders’ concern was to be appointed kings and officers for the Romans in order to safeguard the interests of the Romans by killing their brothers, the peninsula’s Arabs. Such is the case of the new Ghassanids, the Arab rulers…”
The Ghassanids had been allies to the west for over 1,800 years and HRH Prince Gharios El Chemor and the Royal House of Ghassan stand with the victims of 9/11 and their families! #911 #osamabinladen #ghassanids
Being born and raised in exile in Brazil, a reputed very violent country, since very young age he has studied several disciplines of martial arts as Judo, Kung Fu many styles of karate, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, Kali Silat, European fencing, etc. currently, holds black belts in Karate, Kobudo (Japanese weapons) and his main martial art, Aikido, holding the 5th degree of black belt certified by the Aikikai Foundation in Tokyo, Japan having trained with several great grandmasters like Yoshimitsu Yamada 8th Dan and direct student of the founder O-Sensei Morihei Ueshiba. The prince is known by a very practical and strong style of Aikido being a direct disciple of great grandmaster Steven Seagal 7th Dan from 1997 until 2002 being the pioneer of his teaching technology in South America and was responsible for forming several instructors in Brazil that are active masters today. The prince has received his first black belt in 1992.
Last month, HRH was inducted to the “Ultimate Warriors Hall of Fame” presided by the great grandmasters Al Dacascos and Ron Van Clief.
Acceptance video by HRH Prince Gharios El Chemor
An interesting fact is that the very first martial arts book owned by the prince was “Kung Fu for beginners” in Portuguese, co-authored by great grandmaster Al Dacascos, father of the action star Mark Dacascos.
The “Ultimate Warriors Hall of Fame” has many huge names in the martial arts and action entertainment like Michael Jai White, Cynthia Rothrock, Silvio Simac, etc.
The prince declared: “I’m extremely honored and humbled to be part of the first class of the ultimate warriors hall of fame, along with many of my heroes.”
HRH Prince Gharios El Chemor started in the martial arts (Judo) in 1978, 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. 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).
Started Aikido in 1986 and became an instructor for beginners in 1991. Got his black belt in 1992 being registered in Japan in 1993. In the same year 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 being the pioneer of Steven Seagal method of Aikido in South Americancontinent.
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.
In 1999, received “The Sports Merit” a governmental award for his work for the martial arts. From 2003 until 2017 was a direct student of Yoshimitsu Yamada Sensei 8o.Dan (one of the few direct disciple of the founder of Aikido Morihei Ueshiba still alive). Is responsible for forming dozens of black-belt instructors that are active today all over Brazil.
This year, in Las Vegas, during the ceremony in which the prince 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; he was surprised by the speech given by the legendary Great Grandmaster Ernie Reyes Sr., bestowing a sword and the induction to the Grandmaster’s Hall of Fame of the World Martial Arts Masters Association counting on several major names in the international martial arts as Chuck Norris, Bruce Lee, Ip Man, Royce Gracie, Samuel Kwok, Randy Couture, Bill “Superfoot” Wallace, Benny “the Jet” Urquidez, Steven Seagal, Don Wilson, Al Dacascos, Cynthia Rothrock, Ron Van Clief, Keith Vitali, etc.
Special Thanks to the Masters of the Executive Council: GGM Ernie Reyes Sr., GGM Eric Lee and GM Mike Gerry. Also thanks to GM Dr. Robert Goldman
The Action On Film International Film Festival, also known as the Action On Film Festival, was founded in 2004. It was held in California until 2017 when it moved to Las Vegas.
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.
During the Ecumenical Prayer Service’s reception cohosted by the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America and In Defense of Christians (IDC), the nation’s leading advocacy organization for Christians and religious minorities in the Middle East and Africa, HRH Prince Gharios El Chemor met with His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros (Lambriniadis) of America, Most Honorable Exarch of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, (the eighth Archbishop of America elected since the establishment of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese in 1922) The event took place at Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Washington, DC on last July 14.
Below some candid moments with His Eminence and His Excellency Prof. Dr. Thomas Schirrmacher, Secretary General of the WEA – World Evangelical Alliance
HRH Prince Gharios El Chemor joined spiritual leaders representing Christians and Muslims from around the world in the Masjid Muhammad, the Nation’s Mosque, in Washington, DC on July 13 to discuss relations between the two communities and celebrate the launch of a book titled, God Needs No Defense: Reimagining Muslim – Christian Relations in the 21st Century.More details here
The volume 46, number 46 of the Muslim Journal, America’s largest Muslim newspaper, featured the prince’s participation on the aforementioned event.
You may download the Muslim journal’s full edition here
HRH Prince Gharios E Chemor joined In Defense of Christians (IDC), the nation’s leading advocacy organization for Christians and religious minorities in the Middle East and Africa, for an Ecumenical Prayer Service with the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America at Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Washington, DC on last July 14.
The Ecumenical Prayer Service fell on the one-year anniversary of the reconversion of the Hagia Sophia cathedral in Istanbul, Turkey, into a mosque, and solemnly commemorated the event.
Various Christian traditions were represented at the Ecumenical Prayer Service including Archbishop Thomas Schirrmacher, the Secretary General of the WEA – World Evangelical Alliance, the second largest Christian organization in the world with 600 million members.