Iraklis Vounidis (Eric D. Hill) and his son’s Demetrios (11) and Elias (8) went to Grady’s Family MMA to meet with staff and students and conduct a Sport Pammachon exhibition on the part of the Akrites Academy in Orlando, FL, the Hellenic Pammachon Alliance non-profit and in partnership with the ΔΕΠ (International Pammachon Union) mother organization; headquarterd in Hellas and recognized by the Hellenic Ministry of Culture. Don Grady’s students experienced the Sport Pammachon aspect of Pammachon (Hellenic martial education). This is the first such exhibition ever held outside of Hellas (Greece).
To quote Kostas Dervenis, headmaster of the martial education system of Pammachon:
“The International Pammachon Union [headquartered in Hellas] …… will provide training, certification, and sponsorship for any affiliated instructors and athletes who wish to participate in or promote Pammachon competitions. We hope that such training will play a small part in protecting the health and safety of people around the world.”
It is also our collective hope, that as we rollout Hellenic martial education (Pammachon) to the Hellenic Diaspora, that the “martial sport component” can also serve a role, not unlike the entire Pammachon system as a whole, in the recovery of Hellas.