Black Belt



Jim Arvanitis (left) faces his adversary, with both men in opposite leads ( 1). As the other man feints a left jab to the face, the pankration practition­er takes a short step backward to evade the blow (2). The man then pivots and sends a rear-leg round kick toward Arvanitis’ lead leg (3). The martial artist shuffles his lead foot back so the kick misses (4), after which he counters with a round kick to the thigh (5). Dropping his right foot, Arvanitis checks the man’s lead hand and fires a left cross to the jaw (6).

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