Jim Arvanitis, world-acclaimed Father of Up to date Pankration and MMA pioneer, presents an in-depth analysis of this ancient fighting art and its Up to date derivative. Pankration is without doubt one of the oldest martial arts on record and the primary to integrate striking, grappling, and submission tactics. The book examines the concepts, techniques, and coaching to their adaptation by the creator within the 20th Century. Also discussed is pankration’s development from its mythological roots to its sports inclusion within the Panhellenic festivals, and dynamic rebirth after it had vanished for a few thousand years. Hundreds of illustrations and photos depict one-on-one combat action and coaching during the text. Greek pankration is the one fully-documented total fighting system of the Pre-Christian era and the precursor to MMA.