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http://fitness-in-ireland.blogspot.com Fitness Classes http://gymsinireland.blogspot.com Find a Gym in your area Pankration is a combat sport founded as a blend of boxing and wrestling. In order to force their opponents to concede defeat, the Pankration artist uses punches, kicks, grabs, throws, joint-locks, and chokes. Ground fighting is a large part of training. Because of its early date, Pankration is considered by some authorities to be the first true martial art. Also, because Alexander the Great's armies carried the sport with them across the Alps into Asia, and because of the similarities of basic techniques, a number of authorities are of the opinion that the Asian martial arts were based on Pankration, though no other evidence exists to support this. read more at http://fitness-in-ireland.blogspot.com