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PANKRATION: ORIGINAL MMA

Tom Billinge
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The Ancient Greek Art of Pankration Pankration is deeply rooted in the ancient Olympic Games. The modern sport of Neo-Pankration pays homage to the original Greek combat style. In 648 BC, a submission combat sport with very few rules was introduced to the Olympic Games. With legends crediting mythical heroes Heracles and Theseus with its […]

ROOTS OF MMA: MODERN PANKRATION

ROOTS OF MMA: VALE TUDO

Tom Billinge
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Vale Tudo, MMA prototype Vale Tudo, Brazil’s version of MMA has been entertaining crowds since the 1920s. While most fight fans were not aware of all-in, no-holds-barred fighting until UFC 1 in 1993, and only a select few were going to cage fights in bars on the wrong side of the tracks before then. In […]

ROOTS OF MMA: BJJ

CLINCH INFIGHTING

Dan Kanagie
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Forgotten Fight Science: The development of Clinch Infighting Dan Kanagie discusses how clinch infighting developed in the English Bare Knuckle arena. Over the past couple of months we’ve been looking at fighting inside the clinch from the English Bare Knuckle tradition. We looked at the Head in Chancery, a particularly devastating form of the clinch. I briefly explained […]

BAREKNUCKLE AND THE LONDON PRIZE RING