Just wanted to bring this most interesting thread back up with a comment. The fakery being perpetrated here is particularly insidious in that fakes who write autobiographies are usually practicing martial artists and have some level of skill that is simply blown out of proportion and inserted into fantasy scenarios. Anthony, however, since he is now a born again Christian, can put martial arts behind him as being a painful reminder of his sinful, pre-born again life. Everyone can understand why he doesn't want to talk about his former art and why he no longer practices it. Pretty slick--getting a perverse form of recognition for being a martial arts badass when he may have never actually been a practioner of the art at all! By their bios, the people in his organization appear to be sincere evangelical Christians who don't have a clue that Anthony's life story may be largely fabrication.
There's good scandal material here, Jadonblade--Christian outreach to kids by a pathological liar. I hope you stay on this guy and get him.
You should of seen some of the kids who turned up, they were really pissed off that this guy talked about his kung fu for like 30 seconds and converting to christianity the rest of the hour. When they thought it was gonna be more about his kung fu. Ill quote some parts of the book in another post tommorow. Some are very funny.
Tiger palm to the head lolz.
Spent a little time looking into this web-wise, and all I can find regarding this guy and his claims of the elusive "IKFF" are this thread, one other archived at CircvsMaximvs and a whole bunch of articles echoing his claims on christian group sites.
In actual fact I haven't found one shred of evidence for the existence of "IKFF" outside his claims, and the IKF (International Kung Fu Federation) is a body that's attempting to govern competition and get it into the Olympics. They don't train bodyguards, and haven't been around that long anyway, as far as I remember.
Christ, I just scanned this: http://www.heinvites.org/fullStory.php3/0476.html
Trainer to military. Beautiful blind Swedish girlfriend who died young. "Kung Fu Black Belt" at 7. And so forth. The guy ticks all the bullshit boxes.
Jadonblade: To the Bulliemobile!
Jadonblade. I wonder if this guy has some international recognition, since I remember article about kung-fu-badass-who-has-killed-people-but-now-is-christian in local christian sect newspaper. I´ll check if anything turns out here.
Edit: Pingo, same guy. Local smaller sects seem to have real hardon for him, since he even got prison tours too.
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One of the links I found was a Canadian one, so this is definitely international.
Sorry, bedtime, so I can't be arsed to find the link again right now. Tomorrow.
I haven't really found any thing that contradicts the guy's story besides his claim that he was associated with the IFK. One thing that I can't shake is that I can't find any mention of what style of kung fu that he learned. It just says that he learned kung fu . I haven't read the book, but I will check it out sometime this week. ( been busy with school)
I'll still keep looking but this requires a through investigation in order to find any substantial evidence of bullshido.
Didnt get a chance to post more things today as I was watching south africa win the rugby :D. But he studied hun gar, or atleast tiger style. Things get really ridiculous when he takes his test to prove his a master.
Walks along a razor with a wild dog barking at him (unexpectedly), moves a massive obstacle, lifts a cauldron with melten iron in it (burning dragons into his wrists supposedly) and has to walk along and place it at his masters feet. Im so sure this is in a film.
This is were you should go on up to him and call bullshido to his face!
Actually I am just messing I have not read the entire post.
I believe that this was probably taken from Kung Fu the TV series. There was a seen where Cain lifted a searing hot cauldron with his forearms and moved it to another platform burning the outlines of a dragon into one arm and a tiger into the other. If this was true he should still have the burn marks on his wrists. It is essentially branding the skin, I worked out sometimes with an Aiki-jiujitsu guy who did branding as part of his fraternity in college. 20 years later the burn mark was still clearly visible, it should be the same with this nitwit. If he lifted the cauldron like he claims the proof should still be on his wrists.
Originally Posted by Jadonblade
He pops up in plenty of newspaper articles (18 hits on the work search engine). A few quotes from searching "tony anthony" AND kung fu:
Originally Posted by 'Fighting demons on the road to salvation', Herald Express (South Devon, UK), 6th October 2007
Originally Posted by 'From belting cheeks to turning his own', Hawke's Bay Today, 18th September 2006
Originally Posted by 'Standing by his difficult decision', Hawke's Bay Today, 18th September 2006
The earliest article that pops up is this one, from 2004:
Originally Posted by 'From Kung Fu Killer to Preacher', Taranaki Daily News, 2nd September 2006
Originally Posted by 'Want sumo fun?', Milton Keynes Citizen, 2nd September 2004