"Warrior Arts of the Hellenes: From Ancient Times to the Modern Era" Panel Discussion
Please join us tomorrow (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7N-TIcUo5k0) on Sunday, September 13 at 2 PM EST (11 AM PST, 9 PM Athens) for a very informative Zoom event “Warrior Arts of the Hellenes: From Ancient Times to the Modern Era” Panel Discussion. This is an event of AHEPA’s Hellenic Cultural Commission in association and sponsored by EMBCA. Presenters will include myself, as EMBCA’s President and Chairman of AHEPA’s Hellenic Cultural Commission, moderating the panel. The distinguished martial artist panelists will include the President of the Pammachon Cultural Union/Author/Engineer Kostas Dervenis, Pammachon Instructor/Martial Artist/Technologist Eric Hill, Renowned Karate Master-Instructor and World Champion in Kobudo Katherine Loukopoulos, Martial Arts Instructor/Investment Fund Attorney Peter Tsirigotis, and Martial Artist/International Investment Officer Dimitris Horiatis.
Martial Arts and Combat Sports in Greece have a long and documented history, going back to the Minoan era circa 1900 BC and reaching all the way into the modern age. Long before the celebrated Samurai of Japan even existed, the warriors of ancient Hellas achieved legendary status on the battlefield. Over the millennia martial arts in Greece evolved, their historical course following the development of military strategy and the necessary responses new weapons dictated for hand-to-hand fighting and melee combat. More than just a means of close quarter combat, Hellenic martial arts were also a means of strengthening character and fortifying the mind, body and spirit. The panel will discuss the history and evolution of martial arts and combat sports in ancient and modern Greece, how they may be practiced today to allow the practitioner to thrive in the turmoil of the modern world, and how they may be propagated as a cultural artifact for the empowerment of Hellenic society around the world today.
NOTE: SAVE THE DATE FOR AN INFORMATIVE UPCOMING PANEL DISCUSSION LIVE ZOOM WEBINAR EVENT on September 27 “Dual Citizen Initiative on the 200th Anniversary of the Hellenic Revolution”
Brother Lou Katsos
AHEPA District 6 Governor