Really well done
The last line: ”No strikes to Head”?
This was made to practice putting together an infographic. I regret removing a lot of information, and not being able to show parallel progress between organizations. I also showed a very UFC-biased approach to the history, and chose fighters based on personal choice, not necessarily accuracy.
I totally thought it was Rich Franklin.
I was reading about Pankration the other day. Arrhichion was apparently the greatest of all time. He won his second gold medal and was killed in the fight!
There are a few different accounts of the fight:
For when he was contending for the wild olive with the last remaining competitor, whoever he was, the latter got a grip first, and held Arrhachion, hugging him with his legs, and at the same time he squeezed his neck with his hands. Arrhachion dislocated his opponent's toe, but expired owing to suffocation; but he who suffocated Arrhachion was forced to give in at the same time because of the pain in his toe. The Eleans crowned and proclaimed victor the corpse of Arrhachion
This one gets pretty technical so someone with jj knowledge might be able to make sense of it.
Accordingly the antagonist of Arrichion, having already clinched him around the middle, thought to kill him; already he had wound his forearm about the other’s throat to shut off the breathing, while, pressing his legs on the groins and winding his feet one inside each knee of his adversary, he forestalled Arrichion’s resistance by choking him till the sleep of death thus induced began to creep over his senses. But in relaxing the tension of his legs he failed to forestall the scheme of Arrichion; for the latter kicked back with the sole of his right foot (as the result of which his right side was imperiled since now his knee was hanging unsupported), then with his groin he holds his adversary tight till he can no longer resist, and, throwing his weight down toward the left while he locks the latter’s foot tightly inside his own knee, by this violent outward thrust he wrenches the ankle from its socket
The athletic ideal of 'victory or death'
Arrichion, also called Arrachion, of Phigalia, was a pankratiast who lived in the sixth century BC. He won Olympic victories in 572 and 568 BC. In 564 BC he reached the finals for the third time. At the end of a close-fought match, he was held by his opponent in an iron stranglehold. He could not make any move. On that moment his trainer shouted, according to the story, "What a fine funeral if you do not submit at Olympia". The prospect of an honourable death prompted Arrichion to use a temporary weakening of his opponent's hold to dislocate his foot with a kick of his right leg. To make this manoeuvre more effective, he casted his body to the left. Because of the unbearable pain, the opponent made the sign of submission to the umpires.
During this manoeuvre of Arrichion, however, the opponent still held Arrichion's neck in a stranglehold. Because of Arrichion's sudden move, his neck broke, more or less like the neck of someone who is hung. Death was immediate, caused by the broken neck and not by suffocation, as Pausanias says. Before a man dies of suffocation he is unconscious for a while.
Although he was dead, Arrichion and not his opponent was proclaimed victor, because his opponent had submitted. Thus Arrichion represents the athletic ideal of 'victory or death'.
Yamasaki has been reading too much Greek history apparently
Or the penis head
Great stuff! Who's on the third last section on the far left? Looks like forest griffin or jake shields to me, but I can't seem to figure it out.
I had to take the section out on dick rules, maybe next time
Needs more jpeg. But super awesome!
I am a bot
nah, I appreciate it, havent handed it in yet! Gonna fix it right away.
Needs more jpeg. But super awesome!
Where should I upload it for better compression? I honestly don't know, this is like the 3rd thing I've shown outside of school
You the real MVP.