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AUG 2018

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Page 36 of 67 August 2018 37 t SPORT Report Mixed Martial Arts & Pankration Hindered By Fear & Lack of Understanding BY TAMMY LEYTHAM Use the term MMA – mixed martial arts – and many people conjure an image of brutal UFC or Bellator fights. But at the youth level, where the sport is known as pankration, safety restrictions prohibit techniques that are likely to cause injuries. Is MMA Safe For Kids? Youth participate in the I.E. Fight Night held in May in Ontario, Calif. Photos courtesy of the U.S. Fight League

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