816.728.7360 | Steve Crawford

Welcome to The USA Federation of Pankration Athlima (USAFPA)

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

I have retired as the President of USAFPA. Over the years I've made many friends, had great
times and have fond memories of you all . However the time has come for the next generation to take Pankration to the next level, the Olympic Games.

Poor health makes it impractical for me to
contribute  further at the world level . Mr Dave Sixel will succeed me as the Federation President . Although I will always like to keep in touch with you. In matters of USAFPA you should make your contact
with (usafpa PRESIDENT president@usafpa.com )

Thank you for your friendship and confidence.

Very Truly Yours
John Townsley




Below is Steve Crawford and Mr. Townsley

What is Pankration?

Pankration is a Greek form of Mixed Martial Arts. It was introduced into the Greek Olympic Games in 648 BC and founded as a blend of boxing and wrestling. Modern Mixed Martial Arts competitions have come to feature many of the same methods that were used in Pankration competitions in the ancient Greek world. Modern Pankration is now more known as a mild form of Mixed Martial Arts. The USA Federation of Pankration Athlima (USAFPA) is recognized as the only US organization recognized by FILA, which is the Federation that runs Wrestling in the Olympics and is the driving force for the reentry of Pankration in the Summer Olympic Games.