Review events of the ACADEMY OF HISTORICAL EUROPEAN martial arts ‘ Leontes ‘ from 02.01.2015 – 07.29.2015


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 The first period of 2015 was filled with events for the members of the ACADEMY OF HISTORICAL EUROPEAN martial arts ‘ Leontes ‘ . Let’s do a little flashback moments passed.

At 1 February 2015 conducted with great success open Historical European Martial Arts workshop, with subject: Long sword workshop, of the German school of fencing according with the teachings of S. Ringeck who was in the ‘society of Lichtenauer’.

The workshop was under the sponsorship of the Hellenic Federation of Pankration Athlima (Sport branch Pammachon). The instructor was Mr. George E. Georgas.
The instructor highlighted the similarities of long sword with the Eastern Roman Empire sword of type romphaia. He also reported that in the late Byzantine era the Romioi warriors fought with this type of weapons especially the nobles, also the foreigns warriors who served the empire such as the Italian knights, the German knights and the Varangian guards that were English from 1400 and after.

The Study Program was:

Introduction in the use of Master Strikes.
The Four Deflections.
Tactics of the Lichtenauer’s School.
Differences and similarities with the advanced system of Joachim Meyer.
Similarities with Byzantine sword type ‘romphaia’, how Pankration survived in the pass of ages and how it adopted from the warriors of the North Europe.

It follows friendly tournament between the two clubs.

The winers were:

1st position George E. Georgas
2nd position Basil Talaveros
3rd Position Dimitrios Skourtelis

Leonard Kavalieros the first Greek child who completed the first level of Oplomachia

Leandros Kavalieros is the first 7 years old Greek trainee in Historical European Martial Arts who acquired the diploma of the first level after consecutive one year of hard training . Here I must stress that this child is both a practitioner in classical fencing and he is a good chess player .
He Knows the 4 Principal guards of the German oplomachia the  basic attacks and chips and the Twerhau.
He received the diploma of the day of his birthday .

Pammachon: Paramerion and Spathion workshop of Byzantine swordsmanship

At 8 March 2015 conducted with great success, open Historical European Martial Arts workshop, with subject: Paramerion and Spathion workshop of Byzantine swordsmanship.

The relation between Oplomachia and Unarmed Combat

Excerpts from a Pammachon lesson under the instructions of Mr.KostasDervenis. They taught : the transition from armed to unarmed combat, some features of ‘art’ in unarmed combat and some basic biological impulses and functions “On Killing”, lacking in general knowledge from the world of martial arts in Greece .

Long Sword lesson. Explanation of ‘Indes’

On March 14, 2015 , was carried out successfully in the hall of the Academy of Historical European Martial Arts ‘ Leontes ‘ of Piraeus, in A.G.S. AXION Piraeus course Historical European Martial Arts (H.E.M.A ) long sword where it was the explanation of the term ‘Indes’.

“(fol. 20r) vor noch swach stark Indes / an den selben woertern leit alle kunst / meister lichtnawers / Und sint dy gruntfeste und der / kern alles fechtens czu fusse ader czu rosse / blos ader in harnuesche”

Mr . Kostas Dervenis  explence the importance of Indes in battle , whether armed or unarmed , and for all martial arts in general .

Demonstration of Historical European Martial Arts in third International Fencing competitions ‘ Cup Thessaloniki ‘ from the Academy of Historical European Martial Arts ‘ Leontes ‘

For  first time in Greece, with the kind support of ‘Alexander the Great  Fencing Gymnastics Club’, at Saturday at 12:00 The Academy of Historical European Martial Arts “Leontes”  of Thessaloniki executed demonstration of armed Pammachon in the  use of Longsword based on techniques of German weapon master Joachim Meyer, from Mr. Paul Karachisaridis. The show was made for the third International Fencing competition of ‘Cup Thessaloniki’ held under the auspices of the Greek Fencing Federation and the Military School of Corps Officers at sports facilities SSAS at Plethon Gemistos 2 in Thessaloniki.

The Instructors and the Group Leaders of the Academy of Historical European Martial Arts ‘Leontes’, official instructors of the Hellenic Pammachon Alliance

The instructors and the group leaders of the Academy of Historical European Martial Arts ‘Leontes’, official instructors of the Hellenic Pammachon Alliance.

The Hellenic Pammachon Alliance is a non-profit corporation (Hellenic Pankration Alliance, Inc.) founded in the State of Florida. The initial goals of the organization include:

  1. Expose the youth of the US, Canadian, and Australian Hellenic Diaspora (availability to all Americans, Canadians and Australians) to traditional Hellenic martial art (Πάμμαχον). This methodology includes: Hellenic philosophy, Hellenic terminology, Hellenic martial dance, Hellenic martial sport, non-sport techniques, weapons defenses, traditional κοντάρι (staff) training, σπάθη (sabre) training, σπάθη and ασπίδα (buckler shield) training, with rank progression in an age-appropriate manner. In tandem, we provide an adult training track, for those youth that graduate to adulthood.
  2. Provide a progressive certification program for “Δάσκαλος/Δασκάλα Νεων” (Youth Trainer) for adults to provide appropriate training to youth with their advancement. All youth ranks will be recognized by the ΕΟΠΑ (Greek government body) as well as the Institute of Traditional Martial Art of the University of New Mexico.
  3. Facilitate the orchestration and the funding of a yearly cultural event, centered around Πάμμαχον, in Hellas (Greece) for affiliates (instructors, students, etc) in the Hellenic Diaspora and their families.
  4. Through these acts, strengthen the bond between the US, Canada and Australian Hellenic Diaspora communities and Hellas for the growth of the youth.

These 4 items support the HPA intention to utilize Πάμμαχον as a major vehicle to facilitate the recovery of Hellas from what is now referred to as the Κατάσταση in both Hellas and the Hellenic Diaspora communities abroad.

For  more information here: http://www.hellenicpa.org/hpa/hpa-locations/hpa-locations-hellas

Small Sword Workshop of the French School of fencing from the Academy of Historical European Martial Arts ‘Leontes’

On Sunday 05.04.2015 at 11 : 30-14 : 30 on the outskirts of Kaisariani Monastery in Kaisariani Forest , conducted the French fencing school workshop in the use of small sword (small sword- épée de cour).

The Pammachon clubs at the global maps of HEMA Alliance

 Imperial Roman foot soldier and Gladiators training from Hellenic Academy of Historical European Martial Arts ‘Leontes’

Pammachon presents: ‘Long sword workshop according the teachings of Joachim Meyer’.

On Sunday 03/05/2015  at the outskirts of Kaisariani Monastery in Kaisariani Forest, conducted with great success workshop of Historical European Martial Arts (H.E.M.A) with subject: ‘Long sword workshop according the teachings of Joachim Meyer’.

The seminar was held under the auspices of the Hellenic Federation of Pankration ( Pammachon Sports branch), from Mr. George E. Georgas.
At the seminar attended the president of Pammachon Mr. Costas Dervenis.

Member of the Academy of Historical European Martial Arts ‘Leontes’ at the Meyer Convivium 2015

H.E.M.A PRESENTATION AT THE 1ST FESTIVAL OF MARTIAL ARTS ‘UNION FIGHTERS’ WITH THE OFFICIAL SPONSORSHIP OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF ILION FROΜTHE ACADEMY OF HISTORICAL EUROPEAΜN MARTIAL ARTS ‘LEONTES’

The 1st Festival of Martial Arts of West Attica ‘UNION FIGHTERS’, it is a fact. The ACADEMY OF HISTORICAL EUROPEAN MARTIAL ARTS ‘Leontes’ and the athletic club UNION OF MARTIAL ARTS were present in martial arts festival showcasing the armed and unarmed ‘Pammachon’ respectively. The festival took place in the 2nd stadium G. Kakouris at the Municipality of Ilion.

The festival began with the presentation of unarmed ‘Pammachon’ from the coach of Pammachon Mr. Nikos Pappas and at the end of the games was presented the armed Pammachon from the fencing coach and oplomachia instructor Mr. George E. Georgas.

The presentation focuses on Historical European Martial Techniques on long sword, rapier and then two fighters duel with paramerion and small shield.

The 1st Festival of Martial Arts of West Attica ‘UNION FIGHTERS’ was official sponsored from the Municipality of Ilion. On the occasion of the show know the Historical European Martial Arts have been in dozens of athletes and those relevant to the Municipality of Ilion.

We thank the Mayor of Ilion Mr. Nikos Zenetos for his valuable support, Mrs. Rena Rodia for her trust and her support, but also the instructors and coaches, Mr. Nikos Pappas, Dimitrios Katsiaras, Miltos Tseneko, Georgia Aarhus, Spyros Karapanos, Babis Manda, Ch. Papoutsaki, Ilias Liakopoulos, and Yuli David, for their ethos , emulation and solidarity!

Congratulations to the unarmed Pammachon fighters:
Chris Tzouvelakis
Andreas Petris
Nikolaos Chanakoulas

And the armed Pammachon (HEMA) fighters:
Spyridon Kontarakis
John Dedes
Panos Papanikolaou

Member of the School as volunteer to the ‘Light up the Night’event of Stavros Niarchos Foundation

The coach of the school took part as a volunteer in the fencing program that took place on 23.06.2015 in PARK Stavros Niarchos in the program ‘ Light up the Night ‘ .
Hundreds of children and parents attended demonstration duels between fencing athletes and had the opportunity to xifomachisoun and get to know this noble sport.

The Leontes were there

Pammachon seminar, in Military Camp Karaiskakis A at Chaidari

On 19-6-2015 the President of Pammachon Mr. Costas Dervenis was awarded the Emblem of the Special Interdisciplinary Company (ΕΔΛΟ) for Nuclear / Biological / Chemical (ΠΒΧ) Defense by its Commander, Major George Kostis.

This special unit operates under the direct orders of the General Staff/ Ministry of Defense and is part of Greece’s elite Delta Force.

The Emblem was awarded for the provision of training and expertise in dealing with issues of physical violence and escape, in a seminar for officers held at Military Camp Karaiskakis, in which all senior officers of the School of Signals/Communications and their commander Lieutenant Colonel Panos Basiliadis also participated.

Also participated in the seminar Mr. Nikolaos Pappas (Pammachon Instructor), Lt. Col. Stelios Leivaditakis (Pammachon member), Mr. George E. Georgas(Fencing instructor and instructor of armed Pammachon).

We thank Mr. Nikolaos Koumbanoudakis (Shooting instructor and member of Pammachon) for his priceless assistance during this seminar.

Act with knowledge.


Summer camp of ATHLOpolis 2015 at Piraeus

From the summer camp of ATHLOpolis 2015 at Piraeus. For first time the athletic program of the camp have Fencing but also Pammachon (Historical European Martial Arts).


Pammachon: ‘The Byzantine Oplomachia at the Early Period’

Done successfully on June 7, 2015  near the Monastery of Kaisariani in Kaisariani Forest, at the medieval church of St. Mark’s Fragkomonastirou, the Pammachon workshop of Historical European Martial Arts (H.E.M.A) on: The Byzantine Oplomachia at the Early Period.

Aquilia Imperialis Invicta.

The seminar done under the auspices of the Hellenic Federation of Pankration Sport (Sports branch Pammachon), with instructors: Mr. George E. George and Mr. Chris Giataganna, sponsored with equipment from the Association of Historical Studies Club ‘ Korybantes’, the Philokalia, the Hellenic Armors and Mr. Dimitrios Skourtelis historical researcher and manufacturer of Mêlée weapons. We thank the all for the sponsorship.

In hoc signo vinces.

Explained the analysis of movement and footwork with the use of any ‘white gun’ regardless of the length and form.

Regular sparring against one or more opponents. Explained how was to fight in phalanx
using spathion, paramiriou, javeling and spear.

Training in the Byzantine phalanx of pace course, pace charge and the pushing pace. Training in scenarios of protection of VIP and supplies and also training in the use of phalanx against cavalry.

Also given great importance in the use of men at arms called psiloi, explained how they lined up in the battlefield, with which way they fought and also the use of archers.

The sources are from the imperial battle books, such as Maurikius and Leon the Wise and the Arrian and Ailianou and also from the ‘De Re Militari’ of Flavius Vegetius Renatus.

Highlighted similarities and differences with the hoplite phalanx of ancient Greeks, the Macedonian phalanx and the ancient Romans.

At the end of the seminar done a ‘battle’ between two groups of skoutatous and psilous, performing tactics.

At the seminar was attended by officers in active employment of the Hellenic Special Forces, Special Guards of the Hellenic Police and also coaches and athletes of the Olympic sports of Fencing and Tae kwon do, and the former Deputy Mayor of St. Paraskevi.


The Instructor of the Academy of Historical European Martial Arts ‘ Leontes ‘ , is the new member and official trainer of oplomachia at the Akrites Academy in USA

The Instructor of the Academy of Historical European Martial Arts ‘ Leontes ‘ George E. Georgas , is the new member and official trainer of oplomachia at the  Akrites Academy in USA.

The Akrites Academy ( Ακαδημία Ακριτών) has been designated by the Hellenic Pammachon Alliance, as its “Center of Excellence and US Training Headquarters” for Hellenic martial art ( Πάμμαχον).  As such, the academy supports, innovates and proliferates the Hellenic Pammachon Alliance program ( www.hellenicpa.org ).

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The Hellenic Pammachon Alliance is a non-profit organization founded in the State of Florida in the USA. The initial goals of the organization include:

  1. Expose the youth of the US, Canadian, and Australian Hellenic Diaspora (availability to all Americans, Canadians and Australians) to traditional Hellenic martial art (Πάμμαχον). This methodology includes: Hellenic philosophy, Hellenic terminology, Hellenic martial dance, Hellenic martial sport, non-sport techniques, weapons defenses, traditional κοντάρι (staff) training, σπάθη (sabre) training, σπάθη and ασπίδα (buckler shield) training, with rank progression in an age-appropriate manner. In tandem, we provide an adult training track, for those youth that graduate to adulthood.
  2. Provide a progressive certification program for “Δάσκαλος/Δασκάλα Νεων” (Youth Trainer) for adults to provide appropriate training to youth with their advancement. All youth ranks will be recognized by the ΕΟΠΑ (Greek government body) as well as the Institute of Traditional Martial Art of the University of New Mexico.
  3. Facilitate the orchestration and the funding of a yearly cultural event, centered around Πάμμαχον, in Hellas (Greece) for affiliates (instructors, students, etc) in the Hellenic Diaspora and their families.
  4. Through these acts, strengthen the bond between the US, Canada and Australian Hellenic Diaspora communities and Hellas for the growth of the youth.

These 4 items support the HPA intention to utilize Πάμμαχον as a major vehicle to facilitate the recovery of Hellas from what is now referred to as the Κατάσταση in both Hellas and the Hellenic Diaspora communities abroad.

For more here: http://www.akritesacademy.com/hq/staff/non-resident-staff/akrites-staff-georgiosgeorgas
Pammachon and HEMA study group in Halki island, Greece

We are in the happy condition to announce our new study group of Pammachon and Historical European Martial Arts at Halki Island in Dodecanese, Greece.
After three weeks of continues training on the use of Paramerion for Byzantine swordsmanship and Dussack for the school of Meyer, the study group is ready.

Group leader: Mrs. Mary Tsimbika

Tel:

Τηλ: 6948222145

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/maria.tsimpika?fref=ts

The lessons are doing at the School of Halki.

Clasical Fencing in Halki island,Greece

After three weeks of continues training on the use of foil , the study group is ready.

Group leader: Mrs. Mary Tsimbika

Tel:

Τηλ: 6948222145

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/maria.tsimpika?fref=ts

Presentation of Historical European Martial Arts and armed Pammachon in shantom space Leda Santala

Αt 20/6/2015 the study group of the Academy ofHistorical European  Martial Arts Leontes of East Attika, performed with great success presentation of Historical European Martial Arts and armed Pammachon in shantom space Leda Santala http://www.shantala.gr/ .

Long sword presentation

Paramerion and shield presen

Spathion Presentation

Military saber presentation


The instructor of the Academy of Historical European Martial Arts ‘Leontes’, George E. Georgas promoted to the “Second Level Instructor” of Pammachon

We have the great pleasure in announcing the promotion of the instructor of the Academy of Historical European Martial Arts ‘Leontes’, George E. Georgas to the “Second Level Instructor” grade in the Hellenic martial education method of Pammachon. This rank will be recognized by the University of New Mexico/ Institute of Traditional Martial Arts.

Historical European Martial Arts at the fencing class of the Panellinios Sports Club

We are in the happy condition to announce the establishment of Historical European Martial Arts class in the use of Long Sword and Paramerion, within the martial education of Pammachon, at the fencing class of the Panellinios Sports Club.

Instructor : Chris Papageorgiou

Tel: 697 324 9647

Address: Athens, Kypseli

The coach of the Academy of Historical European Martial Arts ‘Leontes’ at the ‘Sports Paths’ program of Stavros Niarchos Foundation

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Completed on July 17, 2015  SPORTS PATHS program 2015 for  Halki . The program was implemented under the auspices of the Municipality of Halki and the sole initiative – donated by the Stavros Niarchos FOUNDATION ( SNF ) . The Orthopaedic Clinic of the University of Athens and the Polyclinic of the Olympic Village provided the scientific supervision .

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The overall duration was ( 3 ) weeks , the program included daily sporting activities such as safe swimming lessons , fencing , chess, basketball, etc. , but most importantly the children were taught teamwork and solidarity.

The poster of thefirst fencing tournment in Halki.

Fencing at Piazza

The winner of fencing tournament

‘Leontes’ Long Sword Summer Camp 2015

It conducted with great success the Summer Camp of the Academy of Historical European Martial Arts ‘Leontes’ in Attica.

At Camp the trainees taught kinesthetic of the oplomachia for the use of the long sword and of paramirion (byzantine sword) and the military saber, in the context of military treatment of Pammachon.

…and we continue on.

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