HRH Prince Gharios El Chemor inducted into the “International Sports Hall of Fame” co-hosted by Arnold Schwarzenegger

Left: Founder and co-host Dr. Robert Goldman, MD and right: Co-host Arnold Schwarzenegger

The International Sports Hall of Fame is a Non-Profit Foundation founded by the legendary Dr. Robert Goldman, MD, and established to honor the world’s greatest athlete legends in all sports. It’s one of the most prestigious Halls of Fame in the whole world. Just as important is what Hall of Fame candidates do later in life, in giving back to others and society, with charity work, and mentoring young people.

The induction ceremonies are held annually every March at the Arnold Schwarzenegger Sports Festival, which is the world’s largest annual sports weekend, hosting 175,000 attendees and over 22,000 competing athletes.

The list of inductees is beyond stellar starting with the co-host himself Arnold Schwarzenegger, the godfather of fitness Jack LaLanne, 5 time World Boxing Champion Evander Holyfield, UFC world champions like Royce Gracie, Randy Couture, Ronda Rousey, Bas Rutten, WWE’s Paul “Triple H” Levesque, action movie stars like Jason Statham, Michael Jay White, Cynthia Rothrock, Don ‘The Dragon’ Wilson; bodybuilder legends like Dr. Franco Columbu, Lee Haney, Lou Ferrigno; amazing sports’ icons like Johnny Damon, Eddie George, Hershel Walker, Marcus Allen, Peter Westbrook, Earl Monroe, Johnny Bench, and martial arts’ references like GGM Ernie Reyes, AnnMaria DeMars, Benny “The Jet” Urquidez and Billy Blanks.

The prince of Ghassan is being awarded for his multi-awarded (in four continents) global humanitarian work and his lifelong dedication to the martial arts being an internationally awarded grandmaster. HRH started in the martial arts (Judo) at 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-Jitsu, Kali Silat, Kobudo, and his passion, the Aikido.

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 (previously Bushido Budo kai), 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). Prince Gharios was the only teacher in South America to have such a relationship directly with Seagal.

Steven Seagal, a 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, HRH has received “The Sports Merit” a Brazilian 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 disciples of the founder of Aikido Morihei Ueshiba still alive). Was a pioneer, being personally responsible for the promotion of Aikido (Aikikai) in Curitiba (Parana, Brazil) from 1991 until 2010. Was directly responsible for forming dozens of black-belt instructors that became masters and are active today all over Brazil, teaching thousands of students. In 2020, was inducted in the Martial Arts Hall of Honors during the largest martial arts event in the world, the Mega Martial Arts Hall of Honors 20th Anniversary at the Tropicana Hotel in Atlantic City, NJ.   

In 2021, has received the AOF Icon award from the Action On Film International Film Festival, also known as the Action On Film Festival. The AOF Icon award was received by many Hollywood stars 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.
In the same year, was inducted in the Grandmasters 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.

Holds the 8th Dan (degree of black belt) and the title of Shihan (Grandmaster) in Aikibudo, the 5th (fifth) Dan in Aikido (certified by the Aikikai Foundation in Tokyo, Japan) the 5th Dan in Combat Hapkido and also holds black belts in Karate and Kobudo (Japanese weapons)

The prince also founded his own martial art style known as Shinken-Ryu Aikibudo LEARN MORE

The 11th Anniversary Induction Ceremony for the International Sports Hall of Fame will be held in conjunction with the Arnold Sports Festival, Saturday, March 5, 2022, from 11:30am – 2pm in Columbus, Ohio.

With HRH Prince Gharios El Chemor, the class of 2022 inductees shares a special theme for the 11th Anniversary, Combative Martial Arts. The inductees are:

  • Grandmaster Ron Van Clief: 5X World Martial Art Champion and Actor
  • JJ Perry: Martial Artist and Stuntman 
  • Vinny Paz: 5X World Boxing Champion 
  • Burt Watson: Boxing/MMA Coordinator and Manager
  • Frank Shamrock: Former UFC Middleweight Champion 
  • Shannon Knapp: Founder Invicta Fighting Championships 
  • Stipe Miocic: Former UFC Heavyweight Champion and Firefighter 

More about The International Sports Hall of Fame https://sportshof.org/

HRH Prince Sheikh Selim El Chemor officially confirmed as head of the Royal House of Ghassan in Lebanon

HRH Prince Sheikh Selim El Chemor with Lebanese President General Michel Aoun

The official decree from the Lebanese Ministry of Interior and Municipalities General Directorate of Political Affairs and Refugees – Number: 814/4/2022 has recognized the international appointment decree by HIRH Prince Gharios El Chemor, the international head of the Royal House of Ghassan, appointing his cousin, HIRH Prince Sheikh Selim El Chemor as the head of the Lebanese branch of the Sovereign Imperial and Royal House of Ghassan, effective immediately.

An official decree from the Lebanese Ministry of Interior and Municipalities General Directorate of Political Affairs and Refugees – Number: 814/4/2022
Sworn Legal Translation

The Sovereign Imperial and Royal House of Ghassan was officially recognized by the government of the Lebanese Republic by the presidential decree #5800/2019

His Royal Highness, the new head of the Royal House in Lebanon, is the oldest son of the legendary HIRH Prince Sheikh Antonious El Chemor, one of the forefathers of the modern Ghassanids

The Ghassanid Dynasty

The Ghassanid realms from 220 CE until 1921 CE

The Ghassanids (Arabic: al-Ghasāsinah, also Banū Ghassān, “Sons of Ghassān”) are the descendants of a group of South Arabian Christian sedentary (not nomadic) people that emigrated in the early third century from Yemen to the Hauran in southern Syria, Jordan, and the Holy Land, where some intermarried with Hellenized Roman settlers and Greek-speaking early Christian communities, becoming maybe some of the first “cosmopolitan” nations in the world, benefiting from the modernity of the West without losing their Arab roots. The term Ghassān refers to the first kingdom of the Ghassanids. Its rulers in the Middle East can be compared to the Habsburgs in Europe. It’s the longest reigning Arab dynasty in history and also the one that ruled over more the most extensive territory.


It is said that the Ghassanids came from the historical city of Ma’rib in Yemen, from the Kingdom of Sheba (or Saba), notorious in several historical accounts, including the main sacred scriptures. There was a legendary dam in Ma’rib that suffered several ruptures. In the beginning of third century ad, there was so much rain and big rats, that the dam was carried away by the ensuing flood, forcing the people and the royal family to emigrate, seeking to live in less arid lands and becoming scattered far and wide. The proverb “They were scattered like the people of Saba” refers to that exodus in history. The emigrants were from the southern Arab tribe of Azd of the Kahlan branch of Qahtani tribes. The actual founders of the Ghassanid dynasty were princes of the Sabean kingdom.


Prince Jafna bin ‘Amr, one of the four sons of the king of Sheba, headed north with his family and settled in Hauran (south of Damascus) where the Ghassanid state was founded. He became the first Ghassanid king in 220 CE. Around that period it is assumed that the Ghassanids adopted the religion of Christianity.


The Ghassanids were the buffer zone against the Bedouins penetrating Roman territory. The capital was at Jabiyah in the Golan Heights. Geographically, it occupied much of Syria, Mount Hermon (Lebanon), Jordan, west of Iraq, and Israel, and its authority extended via tribal alliances with other Azdi tribes, all the way to the northern Hijaz and as far south as Yathrib (Medina). The ruins of palaces, churches, monasteries, public baths, and aqueducts in Houran are evidence of the sophistication of their culture and civilization.

The Ghassanid Dynasty is the oldest Arab Royal House, which ruled the longest time and over the largest territory. It’s also the oldest Christian Royal Dynasty still active (even no longer ruling, still legally organized and officially recognized)

Historical Imperial and Royal Titles (chronological order)

– Kings of Ghassan or Kings of the Ghassanids (220-638 CE)

– Kings (or Emperors) of All Arabs “Basileus Araves” (529-638 CE)

– Roman (Byzantine) Emperors of the Phocid Dynasty (802-813 CE)

– Ceasars and Masters of the Island of Rhodes (1203-1250 CE)

– Sultans of Rasul (1229-1454 CE)  

– Sheikhs of Akoura (1211-1633 CE) 

– Sheikhs of Zgharta-Zawyie (1641-1747 CE)  

– Princes of Jabal Shammar (Chemor) (1836–1921 CE)

To learn more about the Ghassanid Dynasty, the documentary “The Christian Kings of the Middle East” can be watched for free here #kings #middleeast #christian #princegharios #elchemor #ghassanids #royal #royalty #ghassan #sheikh #ahnumeguerios #royalty #ghassanids #christianity

HRH Prince Gharios El Chemor meets His Holiness Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

The prince of Ghassan with His Holiness Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar last Wednesday

His Holiness Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is a humanitarian, spiritual leader and an ambassador of peace and human values. Through his life and work, Gurudev has inspired over 450 million of followers around the world with a vision of a stress-free, violence-free world. He has designed programs that provide techniques and tools to live a deeper, more joyous life and has established nonprofit organizations that recognize the human identity beyond the boundaries of gender, race, nationality, and religion.

One of His Holiness’s major achievements was to end the 52 years of Colombian civil war convincing the guerrilla group known as FARC to pursue the non-violent path. He also hosted a colossal event in India congregating over 3 million participants and leaders of 155 nations.

Last Wednesday, a very selective gathering took place in a private residence in Los Angeles where the prince of Ghassan was introduced to His Holiness. HRH has asked for advice on how to deal with the inter religious dialogue in the Middle East leading to a peaceful coexistence.

More about His Holiness here: https://www.srisriravishankar.org/

More about HRH Prince Gharios El Chemor here: http://www.princegharios.org/

A 2021’s Retrospective

Last year was extremely challenging for all of us due to the Covid-19 pandemic. However, the Royal House of Ghassan had numerous achievements.

Even The Royal House being an apolitical and secular organization, completely independent and sovereign, sometimes has to position itself in face of pressing events. Through its head, HIRH Prince Gharios El Chemor of Ghassan Al-Numan VIII had issued a few official statements:

Regarding the January 6th’s Capitol riots:

About the coup attempt in the Kingdom of Jordan:

Regarding the Israel-Palestine conflict:  

The Kingdom of Sefwi Obeng-Mim is a ruling subnational monarchy in the Northwestern region of the Republic of Ghana. In February, HRH Prince Gharios El Chemor of Ghassan Al-Nu’man VIII and His Majesty King Oheneba Nana Kwame Obeng II signed an agreement of mutual recognition and friendship between the Royal House of Ghassan and the Royal House of Sefwi Obeng-Mim. https://royalblog.org/2021/02/24/royal-house-of-ghassan-recognized-by-subnational-monarchy-of-ghana/

In March, it was officially announced that HRH Prince Gharios El Chemor of Ghassan Al-Nu’man VIII was appointed as the Secretary-General of the FIMO (International Monarchical Forum) Since 2020, the prince was already representing the forum as the head to the United States and Lebanon delegations. The Forum’s initiative was founded by the Monarchical Union of Spain presided by Don Joaquin Corominas.

The Forum aims to bring together all the world’s monarchists and all the monarchist movements, related Associations, and non-governmental and governmental institutions of all countries. Promoting the Monarchy, its history, and culture, through International Conferences, Forums, and Summits. Currently, FIMO has delegations from over 30 countries. https://royalblog.org/2021/03/02/hrh-prince-gharios-el-chemor-appointed-as-secretary-general-of-the-international-monarchical-forum/

HRH Prince Gharios El Chemor with His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros (Lambriniadis) of America, Most Honorable Exarch of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Below some candid moments with His Eminence and His Excellency Prof. Dr. Thomas Schirrmacher, Secretary General of the WEA – World Evangelical Alliance

In July, 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 https://royalblog.org/2021/07/26/hrh-prince-gharios-el-chemor-joins-christian-leaders-praying-for-hagia-sophia/ during the Ecumenical Prayer Service’s reception co-hosted by the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America and In Defense of Christians (IDC),, 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 https://royalblog.org/2021/07/27/hrh-prince-gharios-el-chemor-meets-the-greek-orthodox-archbishop-of-america/

HRH Prince Gharios El Chemor with Dr Yahya Cholil Staquf, the former Secretary-General and current President of the Nahdlatul Ulama from Indonesia, the largest Muslim organization in the world with around 100 million members

In the same month, 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 13th 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.

The main organizations behind the event were Indonesia’s Nahdlatul Ulama, the world’s largest Muslim organization; and the World Evangelical Alliance, a network of churches which represent 600 million evangelical Christians, led by Dr. Thomas Schirrmacher, Secretary General/CEO of the World Evangelical Alliance, currently the second Christian leader in the world, second only to the Catholic Pope.

The signed Nation’s Mosque Statement
HRH Prince Gharios E Chemor signing the Nation’s Mosque Statement with other Christian and Muslim leaders

The event closed with a signing of the Nation’s Mosque Statement by representatives of the three sponsoring organizations, HRH Prince Gharios El Chemor, the only secular Christian leader in the Middle East with historical legitimacy (according to the Global Imams Council, the largest non-governmental body of Muslim leaders) and other religious leaders in the audience https://royalblog.org/2021/07/25/hrh-prince-gharios-el-chemor-participates-on-historical-inter-religious-event-in-washington-dc/

HRH Prince Gharios El Chemor on the cover of America’s largest Muslim newspaper

The volume 46, number 46 of the Muslim Journal, America’s largest Muslim newspaper, featured the prince’s participation on the aforementioned event https://royalblog.org/2021/07/27/hrh-prince-gharios-el-chemor-featured-on-the-cover-of-the-americas-largest-muslim-newspaper/

from left to right: the president and CEO Antoine Kalaydjian and the members of the board Khalil Melhem, HRH Prince Sheikh Selim El Chemor of Ghassan, and Prof. Dr. Joseph Kéchichian

On July 25th, the “One Voice Foundation” was officially launched in Lebanon, created under the Royal House of Ghassan exclusively dealing with inter-religious dialogue in the Middle East https://royalblog.org/2021/07/25/the-one-voice-foundation-is-officially-launched-in-lebanon/

Event in Lebanon

The “One Voice Foundation” had a major event in Lebanon, read about it here:

(1) المركزية- ندوة لـ “وان فويس فوندايشن” عن “لبنان العيش الواحد (almarkazia.com)

(Article in Arabic, please use browser’s translator)

More about the Foundation here: https://onevoicechristians.org/

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
HRH Prince Gharios El Chemor with the action star and master Jeff Speakman

At the end of July, HRH Prince Gharios El Chemor has received the prestigious AOF Icon Award for his four decades-long martial arts career, his over 25 years of an entertainment career, and his international humanitarian work. The AOF Icon award was received by many Hollywood stars 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 https://royalblog.org/2021/08/03/hrh-prince-gharios-el-chemor-receives-the-prestigious-aof-icon-award-2021-in-las-vegas/

Cover of the event’s magazine
The 2021 awardees

In the end of the Las Vegas event, the prince was surprised 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 https://royalblog.org/2021/08/16/hrh-prince-gharios-el-chemor-inducted-in-the-grandmasters-hall-of-fame/

The moment that great grandmaster Ernie Reyes Sr. is bestowing the ceremonial sword on HRH Prince Gharios inducting him in the Grandmaster’s Hall of Fame

In August, the prince was inducted to the “Ultimate Warriors Hall of Fame” presided by the great grandmasters Al Dacascos and Ron Van Clief https://royalblog.org/2021/09/09/hrh-prince-gharios-el-chemor-inducted-to-the-ultimate-warriors-hall-of-fame/

During the year, the prince of Ghassan has given several interviews and lectures. Noteworthy, this almost two hours long interview to a Brazilian YouTube channel https://royalblog.org/2021/09/24/hrh-prince-gharios-el-chemor-gives-interview-to-brazilian-channel/

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. Last October 23rd, HRH Prince Gharios El Chemor has participated in the annual gala event, hosted by Sir Shefik, KMA, and Veda Loca, a famous radio host in Dallas. The event was virtual due to the Covid-19 pandemic https://royalblog.org/2021/11/03/hrh-prince-gharios-el-chemor-participates-on-virtual-gala-event-against-domestic-violence/

His Majesty King KGPAA Mangku Alam Al-Haj Maulana Abdullah Khalifatullah Al-Jawi of the Kingdom of Mangkualaman, Indonesia and Her Majesty the Queen.

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 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 the 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 https://royalblog.org/2021/11/03/hrh-prince-gharios-el-chemor-receives-princely-title-from-indonesian-kingdom/

Here are our 2020’s achievements https://royalblog.org/2021/01/03/a-2020s-retrospective/

Here are our 2019’s achievements https://royalblog.org/2020/01/01/a-2019s-retrospective/

Here are our 2018’s achievements https://royalblog.org/2018/12/18/a-2018s-retrospective/

Here are our 2017’s achievements https://royalblog.org/2017/12/31/a-2017s-retrospective/

HRH Prince Gharios El Chemor receives princely title from Indonesian Kingdom

His Majesty King KGPAA Mangku Alam Al-Haj Maulana Abdullah Khalifatullah Al-Jawi of the Kingdom of Mangkualaman, Indonesia and Her Majesty the Queen

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.

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HRH Prince Gharios El Chemor participates on virtual gala event against domestic violence

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 full event can be watched here https://fb.watch/92I670uJCP/

Osama Bin Laden hated the Ghassanids

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

HRH Prince Gharios El Chemor inducted to the “Ultimate Warriors Hall of Fame”

It’s no secret that HRH Prince Gharios El Chemor has over four decades dedicated to the study of the martial arts and Asian culture. More HERE

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.

The prince with Steven Seagal in his residence on Mandeville Canyon Drive, Los Angeles circa 1999

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.

HRH prince Gharios very first martial arts book circa 1985

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.

HRH Prince Gharios with the Great Grandmaster Ron Van Clief, the legendary “Black Dragon”

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.”