A popular sport, physical discipline, and art of self-defence, resembling Earth’s Muay Thai. It is a very ‘hard’ style, emphasising speed and power, and relying on blocks for defence. It contains few holds and very few throws or bone-breaking techniques, and is considered by admirers of pankration to lack subtlety.

There are no formal weight classes in kick-boxing, but prize-fights are usually between contestants who seem even matches. Amateur bouts and friendly spars are common amusements in the gymnasium, and a lot of people, especially former ephebes, know a bit of kick-boxing technique.

See Hylas.

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