Schoolchildren in Zagori training in the martial arts
Ancient Pammachon
Schoolchildren in Crete training in close quarter combat

Non-lethal Combatives

Submission Combatives

Lethal Combatives


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.

History of Pammachon

Since 1999 I have been using the term “pammachon” (πάμμαχον) in regard to both the martial arts and the warrior’s path expressed through these arts. There are clear indications that the word...

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