Southend-on-Sea, England: Kung Fu master Tony Anthony and Avanti Ministries
Posted this at shoalinwolf but you guys might be able to help me, I smell some proper BS here.
I work at a youth centre in guildford,surrey,england. And a while ago we had a guest speaker called Tony Anthony, who claims to be 3 times world kung fu champion. He has a book as well called the taming of the tiger (kid version = the cry of the tiger). I was wondering if you guys knew anything abit more about him. Basically he was convincing kids to become christian through his story how he got converted at prison.
But when I approached him asking a general question of the type of competitions he was competing in he answered with contempt, wasnt rude just very short. I felt he really disliked anything to do with kung fu now, even though it was his main "hook". He claims his grandfather is Cheung Ling Soo, a direct descendent of the venerable 5. He was taught because he was the only boy in his family (32 girl cousins!). But as he now seems to see it with such contempt I very much doubt his taught his children and probaly ended a 500 year family tradition it seems.
Ive been around some world champions before and felt reasonably comfortable, but just being near this guy really put me at unease. Very nice guy but I felt something was off. He genuinly seemed to believe kung fu can take people away from god (even though he admits the horrible things he did were against his teachings). He saw Buddhism as being very opposed to christianity as well. Claiming the phrase "there is no god but the one within". Can anyone explain that more clearly?
Anyone got any extra info on this guy to validate or expose or even expand his story other than what he wants people to know in his book?
I gave his book a read but had to stop after he "tiger punched" his way through 5 armed men.