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Tag Archives: pankration techniques

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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Posted in Pankration.

Using Pankration Techniques Against Modern Weapons

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

If you’re a student of self-defense, learning how to wield ancient weapons and defend against them is impractical. Why? Because it’s unlikely you’ll face a Greek spear or a Japanese katana outside the dojo. It’s much more practical to acquire a working knowledge of edged weapons and firearms and concentrate on how to neutralize them.

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Posted in Edged Weapons, Pankration, Projectile Weapons, Weapon Techniques.

Jim Arvanitis on “The First Mixed Martial Art”

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

Jim Arvanitis, internationally known as the “Father of Modern Pankration,” presents the re-release of his book, The First Mixed Martial Art: Pankration From Myths to Modern Times, available now from Black Belt Books for $24.95. In the full-color edition, Arvanitis explores pankration’s ancient Greek roots, as well as its modern combat and mixed-martial arts applications.

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Posted in Martial Arts Multimedia, Pankration, Traditional Martial Artists, Traditional Martial Arts Videos, Western Martial Arts History.