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ROOTS OF MMA: MODERN PANKRATION

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Modern Pankration is a pioneering precursor to MMA Modern Pankration, also known as Neo-Pankration, was born in 1969 when Greek-American combat athlete Jim Arvanitis began to resurrect the ancient Greek all-in fighting style. Arvanitis studied striking and grappling like Muay Thai and Judo, as well as spending countless hours researching ancient Pankration. Taking what was […]

PANKRATION: ORIGINAL MMA

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