Ano Pankration: The all-out form of fighting without rules that allows the practitioners to use punches, kicks, knees, elbows, shoots, takedowns, clinching, throws, chokes, sweeps, eye-gouging, & biting. Ano Pankration is essentially a form of kickboxing, in which blows from both the hands and feet were permitted. All types of hand strikes were permitted, not just those with the closed fist, and a pankrationist was allowed to hold his opponent and hit him with the other hand. Strikes to the groin were also permitted.
Also Known As = Ano Machia and/or Pyx-Lax Machia
Focus = Hybrid
Country of Origin = Greece