Read an article by Andreas V Georgiou on the original mixed martial art (MMA), as it appeared in Black Belt Magazine (April 2008). Answers are provided, based on real historical evidence, about the following aspects of this arguably most complete of combat sports:
* What is Pankration?
* What are the origins and history of Pankration?
* What were the physical attributes of successful practitioners of Pankration?
* What were the psychological qualities of successful practitioners of Pankration?