Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Image not available

To view this video download Flash Player


Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
More Buying Choices
Have one to sell? Sell yours here


Gregory Zorzos  |  DVD

Price: $30.00 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Gift-wrap available.
Want it Monday, Aug. 25? Choose One-Day Shipping at checkout. Details
DVD-R Note: This product is manufactured on demand when ordered from [Learn more]

Product Details

Special Features


Editorial Reviews

The ancient Hellenic martial art of Oplomachia is the fighter that flights with weapons in ancient Greek times has described in this unique research of Gregory Zorzos from the ancient times until today.
The one part of Pammachon is known in many names today such as: Pangkration, Pancraio, Paradosimos, Pankration, Pancratium, Pangratius, Pankration, Pancrace, Pankratos, Pancrazio, Pagration, Pangration, Sanda etc.
Research includes many ancient scripts from ancient texts from many countries
and many archeological items from many places.
The analysis proved that all modern martial arts of the world have their roots from the ancient Hellas. Some parts of Pankration consists today's martial arts such as Grabble Submission, tug-of-war, sumo, kickboxing etc. and the author has wrote some specific books on this parts of Pankration.

PANCRATIUM is composed of pan and kratos, and accordingly signifies an athletic game, in which all the powers of the fighter were called into action.
The Pancratium was one of the games or gymnastic contests which were exhibited at all the great festivals of Greece; it consisted of boxing and wrestling (pigmi and pali), and was reckoned to be one of the heavy or hard exercises (varea or varitera), on account of the violent exertions it required, and for this reason it was not much practised in the gymnasia; and where it was practised, it was probably not
without modifications to render it easier for the boys.
According to the ancient physicians it had very rarely a beneficial influence upon health. At Sparta the regular Pancratium was forbidden, but the name was there applied to a fierce and irregular fight not controlled by any rules, in which even biting and scratching were not uncommon, and in which, in short, everything was allowed by which one of the parties might hope to overcome the other.
It is scarcely possible to speak of an inventor of the Pancratium, as it must have gradually arisen out of a rude mode of fighting, which is customary among all uncivilized nations, and which was kept up at Sparta in its original state.
After the Pancratium was once introduced at Olympia, it soon found its way also into the other great games of Greece, and in the times of the Roman emperors we also find it practised in Italy.
At the Isthmian games the Pancratium for boys is not mentioned till the reign of Domitian, but this may be merely accidental, and the game may have been practised long before that time. Philostratus says that the Pancratium of men was the most beautiful of all athletic contests; and the combatants must certainly have shown to the spectators a variety of beautiful and exciting spectacles, as all the arts of boxing and wrestling appeared here united.
The combatants in the Pancratium did not use the cestus, or if they did, it was the kestus [cestus], so that the hands remained free, and wounds were not easily inflicted. The name of these combatants was Pancratiastae. They fought naked, and had their bodies anointed and covered with sand, by which they were en-abled to take hold of one another. In cases where the
contests of the Pancratiastae were not regulated by strict rules, it might, as at Sparta, sometimes happen, that the fighters made use of their teeth and nails; but such irregularities probably did not occur at any of the great public games.

Oplomachia is the fighter that flights with weapons in ancient Greek times.

In this movie is a presentation of :

* Oplomachia
* Ancient Martial Arts

This product is manufactured on demand using DVD-R recordable media.'s standard return policy will apply.

Customer Reviews

There are no customer reviews yet.
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
Share your thoughts with other customers


There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
First post:
Prompts for sign-in

Look for Similar Items by Category