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Old 06-07-2006, 03:25 AM   #1 (permalink)
gduff2
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MMA in ancient Greece

I was fascinated as to why it was only untill recently MMA developed as a combat method. Well apparently the ancient Greeks practiced MMA only they called it Pankration ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pankration ) It means somthing to the effect of "all holds allowed". Almost sounds like "No Holds Barred." The only rules were no biting and no eye stabbing (hopfuly no balls either, they fought naked) A few years ago sombody tried to get a form of Pankration in to the Olypics! Too bad that didn't work. Russian combat Sambo also sounds like MMA. I encourage everybody to wikipedia fighting history and technics. Interesting stuff.
Alright class after you've done your homework we can watch sombody's face get beat in or submited.

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