JOIN our CLASSES and become a PANKRATION ATHLETE!
The Pankration Classes are being taught by Mr. Konstantinos Doikos, certified coach / referee (by the Hellenic General Secretariat of Sports in Athens) and gold medalist in Pankration Athlema.
Pankration aims in helping students acknowledge their physical and spiritual strengths through disciplined and proper guidance, and then increase and refine those strengths.
It helps students acknowledge their weaknesses, in order to reduce or get rid of them.
Pankration aims in developing the sport through the Hellenic conception of life and virtue as the basic principles of our forefathers, when Hellenism flourished throughout the world.
All Academy students enjoy HALF period of Pankration during the week as part of the Basic Curriculum.
Those students/ATHLETES that attend the hourly practices (once or twice per week) have the chance to learn a lot more and in depth, and also participate in demonstrations, future games, competitions and achieve higher categories of Pankration Athlema.
Those practices take place every:
FRIDAY, 7-8 pm
SATURDAY, 6-7 pm
The classes take place in Greek and (when needed) in English Language through:
* Theory (topic development, dialogue, vocabulary, important meanings)
* Practice of Pankration (warm-up, playing ancient/modern Greek games, recapping the previous lesson’s material, techniques/implementation in practice, preparing students for demonstrations and games within our school or with other schools, summary of material, recovery)
As an epilogue, I will refer to an ancient saying:
HEALTHY MIND IN HEALTHY BODY
Founder and Principal
Academy of Hellenic Paideia
25-50 Crescent Street
Astoria, NY 11102