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Article By Teanis Tillmon Note: These are references only. The references below have websites based on the quotes you see here. SDR researches and views these references as building blocks to our combat science system with proof of its existence.

We consider Bruce Lee the father of MMA, but the ancestor of modern MMA goes back to the land Kush (modern-day Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea, and Kenya) called Pan Kau Ra Shen translated as Fighting with the Spirit of Ra. Ra is Egypt’s deity, God of the Sun. Origins of Martial Arts:The Real History By Jonathan Bynoe

History: Pankration it’s self a modern variation of an original Kushite (African) martial art called Pan Kau Ra Shen which means “fighting with the spirit of Ra”. Ra of course is a major Egyptian God. The Greeks were great warriors and had legendary fighting prowess. The ancient Greeks were the first to come in contact with the African martial arts and sciences, in the form of Nubian wrestling / grappling in ancient Egypt hacomtaewredo-wresdowarriorarts

So..Pan Kau Ra Shen is the actual original Mixed Martial Art and the Kushites are the forefathers of MMA- Jonathan Bynoe

Pan kau Rau Shen is Kametic means " defeating your enemies with the force of RA". A Kushite Martial art. A form of it survives in Greece to this day called Pankration. Shades of Memnon. Page (25) Ra Force Rising P 200.

Traced back to the ancient Kushite (Ethiopian) martial art of Pan Kau Rau Shen ( Fighting with the Spirit of Ra -The Egyptian god) this is where Pankration comes from. To utilize your body fully as a weapon,take advantage of your bodily attributes and full range of motion. Also, to use what works, be it orthodox or unorthodox.- AATU'S American MA Masters -Roger Eveyln.

African Martial  Arts in European Region  In Europe In Europe the first culture to develop systemized form of martial arts were the Greeks. Known as Pankration it is seen as a modification of an original Kushite (African) martialart known by the name ' Pan Kau Ra Shen' meaning ' fighting with the spirit of Ra ' Where Ra represented an Egyptian god. The Greeks were the first people to learn and absorb Nubian wrestling. On the tomb walls in Ancient Egypt, Greek graffiti has been observed, indicating that nubian wrestling was observed and acquired by them. Learning wrestling further influenced the martial art of Pankration which was the Greek form of wrestling. -iAfrica: Ancient History Untold.

UPDATE: 11-01-15

The origin of Pankration is the subject of speculation. The Egyptians developed high level fighting arts, as evidence by pictures of these fighting techniques are displayed in the tombs of Bene Hasan ( Middle Kingdom). One theory suggests that Egyptian traders brought these techniques to the Greeks, who eventually adopted the for their use. ( North Dallas MMA) ( Pankration ( Martial Arts )-what -when -how.…/pankration-martial-arts/

In a recent program on the Spartan, on the story channel, it was revealed that ancient Egypt was one of the training sources used to developing their awesome combat methods. History of Hikuta ' The Science of Self Defense '.

The Shizen or Ainu are known for their martial arts: wrestling and archery, especially. The Ainu of the Upper Nile were famous for boxing, wrestling, stick fighting and archery. These martial arts today are referred to as Pankration (Greek marital sports) or Pankrashan. The Pan Kau Ra Shen (all encompassing spirit force of Ra) was developed along the Nile Valley, probably in ancient Nubia.Alice Linsley JUST GENESIS through the lens of Anthropology.

The Nubians were famous for boxing, wrestling, stick fighting and archery. The Greeks learned these skills from the ancient Egyptian and Nubian warriors. They refined these skills through martial sports called Pankrashan, which is Pan Kau Ra/Rau Shen - all encompassing spirit force of Ra . Alice Linsley JUST GENESIS through the lens of Anthropology.

Lycurgas, the man who founded the Spartan way of life as we know it, got the idea from the Egyptians who had a warrior caste. Author, Patrida: A Novel of the Pankration Peter Katsionis.

Update: 1-19-2016
In ancient times, the most fierce warriors on the battlefield were the Nubians ( Modern day Ethiopia and Sudan ) and Kemet ( Ancient Egyptians ). They already had their form of PANKRATION which is documented. They passed it on to the Egyptians and it is widely believed the Greeks learned it from their exchanges with the Egyptians.

6 Comments to The Truth about Pankration :

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professional essay writer on Wednesday, April 05, 2017 12:49 AM
I am very weak in history and when it is concerning with Pankration then I don't know its abc. You are revealing many facts about the Pankration and how they created history. I have noted down all the important points and definitely my next presentation will be on the same topic.
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Teanis Tillmon on Wednesday, April 05, 2017 1:25 AM
I am glad you liked our post. We are continuing to bring forth information on this subject. It has been told from the Greek perspective. We are sharing it from our African perspective.
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