Terminology

Terminology

It is realized by the HPA that Hellenic Pammachon training will be many students’, if not most (who may be 3rd or 4th generation Greeks or Americans with no other link to Hellenic culture) first exposure to the Greek language (ελληνικά).  The terminology of Πάμμαχον is broad.  Instructors are required to teach this basic terminology for Level 1 rank recognition.  It is recommended that students learn mostly through usage by the instructor during class.

Words:

Greek

Phonetic

English Definition

Πάμμαχον

Pammahon

Hellenic martial art

Πάμμαχος

Pammahos

Practitioner of Hellenic martial art

Παμμαχάριος

 Pammaharios

 Competitor in sport Pammachon

Παγκράτιον

Pangrateeon

 sport contest  referred to as Hellenic Pankration

πάλη

palee

grappling/wrestling

υποταγή

eepotayee

Submission

παύση

pafsee

“stop”    - used in sport

έτοιμοι

eteemee

“ready”  - used in sport

στάση μάχης

stasee mahees

fighting stance

χτυπήματα

hteepeemata

strikes

πυγμή

peegmee

punch

έναρξη

enarksee

“start”  - used in sport

Numbers:

Number

Greek

Phonetic

1

ένα

ena

2

δύο

thio

3

τρία

tria

4

τέσσερα

tessera

5

πέντε

pende

6

έξι

exi

7

εφτά

efta

8

οχτώ

ohto

9

εννέα

ennea

10

δέκα

theka

 

Instructors are required to submit video of a student in uniform repeating the terms above for Level 1 rank recognition.