The Martial Arts of Ancient Greece Kostas Dervenis and Nektarios Lykiardopoulos
The ancient friezes and decorative motifs of ancient Greece contain abundant scenes of combat, one-on-one and hand-to-hand. In The Martial Arts of Ancient Greece, the authors offer close inspection of these depictions to reveal that they exactly correlate to the grappling and combat arts as they are practiced today.
Straight forward and insightful, a refreshing commonsense approach to the truths hidden within both history and mythology. This is an indepth piece of research revealing a timeless wisdom and the universality of personal experience. A must read for all those interested in the roots of our martial and spiritual traditions. William Gleason, 6th Dan, director if Shobu Aikido in Boston and author of The Spiritual Foundations of Aikido.