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PARADOSIAKOS PANGRATION

Dan Kanagie
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Paradosiakos Pangration: Reconstructing Pankration Dan Kanagie, our resident hoplologist, dives into the difference between modern and ancient Pankration, a sport he names Paradosiakos Pangration. “These folk standing up, who also have been coated in dust, punch and kick each other in their attacks. And now this poor wretch looks like he is about to spit […]

PANKRATION: ORIGINAL MMA

ROOTS OF MMA: MODERN PANKRATION

Tom Billinge
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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