Pammachon (Martial Tradition of Greece)


 

In 2004, Kostas Dervenis, a Greek citizen living in Greece, founded the International Pammachon Union (ΔιεθνήΈνωσηΠαμμάχου) non-profit in the Patrida (homeland) to regulate Pammachon training worldwide.

There is a court decision in 2004 recognizing the following statement:
Pammachon is a martial arts school with a distinct methodology and philosophy that was reconstructed by Kostas Dervenis in 2000, after almost vanishing in this generation based on the art that was taught in the 19th century in Papingo [Greece].

Pammachon has been formally recognised by the Institute of Traditional Martial Arts, an association housed in the Department of Health, Exercise and Sports Sciences (College of Education) at the University of New Mexico, and working to promote the growth, development, dissemination of knowledge, and preservation of cultural heritage of the traditional martial arts, both locally and globally.

Pammachon training is broken down into three distinct phases:
1)Non-lethal combatives are unarmed fighting methods designed to facilitate escape or to incapacitate, rather than injure, an opponent.
2)Submission combatives are unarmed fighting methods designed to incapacitate and control an opponent without resorting to injury or irreversible damage.
3)Lethal combatives are unarmed and armed fighting methods designed to be used in hand-to-hand combat or close quarter combat.

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