Pankration

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Pankration (pronounced /pæŋˈkrɑːti.ɒn/ or /pæŋˈkreɪʃən/; from Ancient Greek: Παγκράτιον [paŋkrátion] "all-in wrestling"[1] Modern Greek: Παγκράτιο [pa(ŋ)ˈɡratio]) is a martial art introduced into the Greek Olympic Games in 648 BC and founded as a blend of boxing and wrestling but without any rules. The term comes from the Ancient Greek παγκράτιον, literally meaning "all powers" from πᾶν (pan) "all" + κράτος (kratos) "strength" or "power". It is also used to describe the sport's contemporary variations. Some consider it as the first all-encompassing fighting system in human history.[citation needed] It is also arguable that pankration competitions in antiquity were the closest an athletic event has come to unarmed, no-rules, hand-to-hand combat.[citation needed] Modern mixed martial arts competitions have come to feature many of the same methods that were used in pankration competitions in the ancient Greek world.[2]

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