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Jim Arvanitis Resurrects Pankration: The First Mixed Martial Art

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

There’s no denying that Jim Arvanitis is a skilled martial artist. He moves like a 30-year-old both on his feet and on the ground, where he flows from technique to technique with an ease you seldom see outside a high-end grappling school. And there’s no denying that he’s a martial arts historian par excellence. One
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Posted in Boxing, General Martial Arts History, Pankration, Western Martial Arts History, Wrestling.

Pankration, Boxing and Wrestling: 3 Combat Sports From Ancient Greece

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

In the Panhellenic games of ancient Greece, wrestling, boxing and pankration were called the “heavy events.” The term was chosen to describe combative contests in those arts because they were not only crowd favorites but also the domain of the larger and heavier athlete.
Greek Martial Art #1: Wrestling
Wrestling is Greece’s oldest combat sport, and it
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Posted in Boxing, General Martial Arts History, Pankration, Western Martial Arts History, Wrestling.