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Tag Archives: Jim Arvanitis

Martial Arts in the Olympics: Have the Games Changed Wrestling? Is There Hope for Pankration?

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

Black Belt Hall of Famer Jim Arvanitis weighs in on the subject of pankration and the Olympics, while Black Belt contributing editor Mark Hatmaker looks at the evolution of wrestling and the Games.
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Posted in Pankration.

23 Martial Arts Masters Reveal the Most Important Teachings of the Self-Defense Arts, Part Two

Monday, January 11th, 2016

Kathy Long, Royce Gracie, Kelly McCann, Greg Jackson, William Cheung and Bill Wallace are some of the masters we consulted for this advice-filled article. It’s guaranteed to make you a better martial artist!
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Posted in Self Defense Training.

Jim Arvanitis on the Greek Olympic Games, MMA and Pankration

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

Internationally known as the “Father of Modern Pankration,” Jim Arvanitis, the Black Belt Hall of Fame 2009 Instructor of the Year, contends that “be it a front kick, hammerfist or shoulder throw, the lineage of each can be traced back to the ancient Greeks.” He should know, having studied pankration and both its modern-combat and
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