Mixed Martial Arts can be traced back to Ancient Greece, as the sport known as Pankration – Greek for ‘All Powers’. While it was a competitive event in Greek sports where Fighters utilized Striking, Clinch and Grappling techniques to defeat their opponents, it was also used in battle. Conquests throughout Asia, the Middle East and Europe helped to cultivate the many techniques that are still used today. Over time, the techniques were adopted by other Martial Arts disciplines and have come full circle, eventually evolving into the sport you see today.
The Mixed Martial Arts NYC based training program at Ronin Athletics enables you to train the 3 phases (ranges) of combat into a single fighting sport. Like it’s ancestral art of Pankration, it requires the practioner to use ‘All Powers’ including striking & footwork from Boxing and Kickboxing, Clinch techniques from Muay Thai and Wrestling, Ground fighting & Submissions from Wrestling and BJJ. Taking these multi-dimensional principles and creating a complete form of fighting.