May 28th - The Warriors Challenge II will be held at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton. This event will include Youth and Teen Divisions ( open to all styles and schools )and a All Miltary Pankration Tournament, open to Active, Reserve and IRR. Each division will be separated by weight. .*** We will add a pure beginner Military division if enough enter***
May 21st - If you are a Civilian we will have The Battle of Champions IV tournament to be held in Imperial Beach, San Diego. This event is promoted by Victor Beltran of the Boxing Zone. Amateur competitors from all styles and schools are welcome to compete. This tournament is for Adults only.
Pankration tournaments allow strikes to the body, takedowns and submissions. Safety and sportsmanship are stressed. Each match is 3 minutes long and the tournament is double elimination with a consolation bracket for 3rd place.These are Intermediate level tournaments *** but game beginners are also welcome. Weight Brackets will be determined the day of the event so there is no need to cutweight.
Pankration tournaments are geared towards recreational Mixed Martial Artist's or prospective MMA fighters needing experience prior to starting out. No Pro Fighters allowed.
Mouthpiece and Cup are required to compete. MMA or Grappling style gloves are needed, we will have some on hand if you don't have your own. Wrestling/ Martial Arts shoes are optional as well as other protective padding. For a complete listing of rules check our web site.
A Referee and rules clinic will be held prior to the events.
Registartion forms, rules, past event Results,Photos and Videos are at www.socalpankration.com