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    Pankration DVD's

    Just bought Jim Arvinitis' "Secrets Of Pankration" 4 DVD set from Paladin Press.Its not bad for the $90 price tag.Its got a lot of info on it.This guy was doing MMA 35 years ago (long before it became fashionable).This DVD set is better than most of the crappy martial arts instructional DVDs/VCR videos that are out on the market today.His stuff is more functional than most of the BS that is out on the market now.I like to buy martial arts instructional videos just to see what is out there.I would recommend this one to anyone who collects MA videos.
    Anyone else have any videos that they would recommend?

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    I don't know about those videos, but I used to live in the same town as Mr. Arvanitis and can say that the man is dedicated to his art. If I recall, he is/was also in the Guiness Book of World Records for the most consecutive push-ups on one's thumbs. I'll have to look into his system some more. Thanks for the review.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ImBatman
    If I recall, he is/was also in the Guiness Book of World Records for the most consecutive push-ups on one's thumbs.

    Yeah, but could he do it against a live, resisting opponent?

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    any one of you guys do pankration? what are the dvds called?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beaton Yu
    Yeah, but could he do it against a live, resisting opponent?
    :laughing6

    If his reputation is anything to go on, this guy's thumbs could inflict some real damage! You'll have to get by his awesome hair-do first, and that's not realistically going to happen.

    I heard of thus dude teaching hardcore stand-up and grappling stuff long before I ever came across the term MMA or bjj. I might just get these DVDs or at least his book and see what it's about (i think i saw a set on ebay). He has his rates for group seminars on his website: http://www.spartanacademy.com/

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    Classes >>>> videos.

    Bas Rutten's are pretty awesome though.
    You can't make people smarter. You can expose them to information, but your responsibility stops there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PirateJon
    Classes >>>> videos.

    Bas Rutten's are pretty awesome though.
    well, yeah. So if anyone in the DC area wants to get get people together and try to arrange a seminar, i'd be down for it.

    Videos might be a good start, especially if you have a partner to work with.

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    I'm sorry but I'd never be able to get past his hair to take him seriously. There's this new service invented in the past few years, it's called a "haircut".

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    But think of the effect of his headbutt or clinch. He might not KO you, but you canīt see a damn thing behind that jungle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omega
    I'm sorry but I'd never be able to get past his hair to take him seriously. There's this new service invented in the past few years, it's called a "haircut".
    He's literally a tough guy from everything I've seen, but dammit, "The Joy of Painting" hairstyle went out years ago. If you get past that, he teaches a complete system that isn't awful.

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