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PANKRATION: THE TRADITIONAL GREEK COMBAT SPORT AND MODERN MIXED MARTIAL ART
Author: Jim Arvanitis
Publisher: PALADIN PRESS, Mar 2009
Learn pankration from Jim Arvanitis, the world's leading authority on the legendary Western combat art & its modern descendant. Throughout this fascinating & completely updated volume, Arvanitis provides extensive insight into the facts & myths of pankration's early history (including its inclusion in the earliest Olympic Games), its techniques & strategies, & its impact on today's martial arts. Photos; Illus., 8.5x11 inches, 160 pgs.
Massad Ayoob of Black Belt magazine called pankration "the most practical street combat form of the martial arts that I have ever seen." Now you can learn pankration from Jim Arvanitis, the world's leading authority on the legendary Western combat art and its modern descendant. Throughout this fascinating and completely updated volume, Arvanitis provides extensive insight into the facts and myths of pankration's early history (including its inclusion in the earliest Olympic Games), its techniques and strategies, and its impact on today's martial arts. Numerous vase drawings and statues depict the combined striking and grappling skills of the trained combat athletes of classical Greece, and more than 450 photos demonstrate the modern application of what many believe is the world's first recognized fighting art.
Also included are proven training methods, Spartan discipline secrets and strategic applications for personal defense, such as setups, combinations and countering moves. Order your copy today of the most comprehensive book on pankration ever written.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Jim Arvanitis is internationally renowned as the father of modern pankration. He has made it his life's work to rebuild the ancient Greek combat sport into a modern cross-training martial arts system. Grandmaster Arvanitis has been featured in all the top martial arts magazines, including Inside Kung-Fu, Official Karate and Black Belt.