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Cover Story Throwback: Jim Arvanitis' 50th Anniversary Cover!

Black Belt Magazine featured the visionary Jim Arvanitis and his innovative adaptation of Pankration.

Jim Arvanitis

The “Karate of Ancient Greece”

The story delved into the rich historical roots of Pankration, an ancient combat sport from Greece that combined elements of wrestling and striking. Jim Arvanitis, however, was not content with mere preservation; and he sought to evolve and modernize the art.

Learn more about this cover and the entire magazine preserved in digital format.

Issue: November 1973

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Jim Arvanitis

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