The sport of pankration dates back to the 648 BC Olympic Games. According to Plutarch, it was created by Theseus to defeat the Minotaur.
Japanese Martial Arts
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Monday 11 August 2008
British judo finds itself on the mat after leading hope Craig Fallon's failure to win a medal for the second successive Olympics. The sport has won only one in the last two Games and faces funding cuts unless one or more of the six remaining in the team can reach the podium.
Saturday 09 August 2008
Craig Fallon's dreams of an Olympic medal were dashed after he lost to Israel's Gal Yekutiel in the penultimate contest before the play-off for bronze in the 60kgs category.
Tuesday 15 July 2008
Tough! Tough! Tough! That's the message on knife crime. Gordon revealed his three-pronged strategy. I wrote down PEP to help me remember what each prong was.
Wednesday 02 April 2008
The Loose Salute are one of the few country-style UK bands who might leave a real Southern honky-tonk dive alive. Where most alt. country fellow-travellers favour songwriting styles of stark desolation, this band communicate pleasure at the sheer good luck of being alive, through danceable, steel guitar-heavy pop.
Sunday 30 December 2007
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Saturday 08 October 2005
Sunday 21 August 2005
Saturday 21 August 2004
Saturday 14 August 2004
Saturday 15 May 2004
Sophie Cox is known within British judo as a fighter and a scrapper rather than a stylish judoka, but this view may have to be revised after her best international performance yesterday at the European Judo Championships here, when she not only won the lightweight silver medal but also confirmed qualification for the Athens Olympics.
Friday 14 May 2004
Sunday 15 February 2004
Wednesday 10 September 2003
Monday 02 December 2002
Sunday 06 October 2002
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 100,000 back our campaign
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
- 3 Make your voice heard: Sign The Independent's petition to welcome refugees
- 4 Refugee crisis: Aylan's life was full of fear - in death, he is part of 'humanity washed ashore'
- 5 German police forced to ask public to stop bringing donations for refugees arriving by train