Pankration

Pankration: The Unchained Combat Sport of Ancient Greece  

Posted by AlenMiler at June 20, 2015
Pankration: The Unchained Combat Sport of Ancient Greece

Pankration: The Unchained Combat Sport of Ancient Greece by Jim Arvanitis
English | 29 Apr 2015 | ISBN: 150889311X | 162 Pages | EPUB/MOBI/PDF (conv) | 48.95 MB

PANKRATION: The Unchained Combat Sport of Ancient Greece is a fully illustrated guide to what was the cornerstone of the early Olympic Games and Panhellenic festivals. It examines the brutal blood sport based on the author’s more than forty-five years of research and practice.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Martial Arts (Repost)  

Posted by step778 at March 30, 2010
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Martial Arts (Repost)

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Martial Arts
Publisher: Alpha | pages: 352 | 1998 | ISBN: 0028629477 | CHM | 11,6 mb

It is obviously not real in-depth in any particular area, but it does do a pretty good job covering topics like the benefits of studying martial arts, the history of martial arts/combat sports (e.g., ancient arts of wrestling, boxing, pankration, gladiator training), nutrition, fitness/conditioning, strength training, myths and realities of martial arts, finding the right art to fill your needs, selecting a good school, choosing a good instructor, and what to expect once you begin your training. Arts highlighted in detail include ju jitsu, karate, judo, aikido, kobudo, tai chi chuan, Jeet Kun Do, and more. Notably absent are Filipino arts, iaido, savate, modern boxing, wrestling, and several other common forms.