Athos Antoniades Inducted into Halls of Fame
In 2001 Athos entered the respected Combat Magazine's 'Hall of Fame', and in 2013 he was inducted into the Martial Arts Illustrated Hall of Fame.
In recognition of his commitment and devotion to the development of Martial Arts in the United Kingdom and around the world Athos Antoniades was acknowledged and entered into the history books as Kenpo's first British inductee to the Martial Arts Hall of Fame.
Athos with his award for induction into the Combat Magazine Hall of Fame.
Kenpo was a minority art in England until Athos exploded onto the scene several years ago. His dynamic style extensive insight and enhancement of the art by internalising it has greatly widened people’s awareness of Kenpo by attracting a tremendous amount of Media interest and coverage. It is his tireless efforts to both promote and enhance the effectiveness of American Kenpo as a Martial Art that have led to him being awarded this prestigious accolade by Combat.
More recently, in November 2013, Athos was given the honour of a second 'Hall of Fame' induction, by the UK's number one self defence publication, 'Martial Arts Illustrated'. This reflects the many years dedication and commitment Athos has given to the development of martial arts, and in particular Kenpo Taiji, in the UK and beyond
Athos is presented with the Martial Arts Illustrated Hall of Fame certificate in recognition for his contributions to martial arts.
Mr Antoniades would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who have offered their congratulations from around the world. He would also like to pay special tribute to the memory of 'The King' Elvis Presley through whom he discovered Kenpo and to GM Ed Parker and Tai-chi Master Erle Montague.