Pammachon Martial Arts - Non-Profit Organization
Schoolchildren in Zagori training in the martial arts
Ancient Pammachon
Schoolchildren in Crete training in close quarter combat



In 2004, Kostas Dervenis founded the International Pammachon Union (ΔιεθνήΈνωσηΠαμμάχου) non-profit in Greece 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 19thcentury in Papingo [Greece].

 Non-lethal Combatives

 Submission Combatives

Lethal Combatives 

 Autonomic Processing


Institute of Traditional Martial Arts

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 Kostas Dervenis has used the term “pammachon” (πάμμαχον) for both the martial arts and the warrior’s path expressed through these arts...

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