The world’s oldest combat sport: Pankration

A little bit late on this week’s featured fighting art but I think it is worth the wait as we look into the world of Pankration.  According to Chris Crudelli’s book, The Way of the Warrior: Martial Arts and Fighting Styles from Around the World, Pankration was possibly already an ancient art before becoming an Olympic sport in 647 B.C.  The ancient Greeks developed this full contact fighting art and is the oldest known combat sport in the world.

This week Fighting Measure will look into ancient and modern day Pankration and maybe inspire you to test your skills in Pankration event near you!


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