Azerbaijan Pankration, Grappling and MMA Federation
The Azerbaijan Pankration, Grappling and MMA Federation includes three sports
The Federation of Pankration was established by the Ministry of Youth and Sport on 29-12-2006.
The Federation of Grappling and MMA (Mix Martial Arts sports) was established by the Ministry of Youth and Sport on 01-05-2012.
The Federation has held the Republican Championships in Pankration 10 times, in Grappling and MMA sports - 5 times.
During these years the international tournament, the Republic tournaments, the Republic Cup, and alongside the Baku championship and the World Cup have been held.
The Azerbaijan Pankration, Grappling and MMA Federation is a member of the International Federations.
Currently, around 50 Sports Clubs are the members of the Federation.
The main activity of the Federation is to develop the Pankration, Grappling and MMA sports In Azerbaijan. To organize training camps on 3 sports, assist in the improvement of skills of young athletes, promote healthy lifestyle among young people. To hold various courses and seminars, round table, meetings, and other cultural and mass events. To freely disseminate information on the objectives and activities, establish print media in the manner prescribed bythe legislation. To cooperate with the relevant governmental and municipal authorities of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
Office: 21 a, Khagani Street, Sabayil district, Baku
Mobile: 050/055 3497773
The “PANKRATION” term comes from the Greek words "Pan" and "Kratos", and the Pankration that means "all of power" is the world martial arts heritage. It was the only type of combat sports introduced into the Ancient Olympic Games in 648 BC and abolished in 393 AD. Today’s Pankration was created as a light form of martial arts. Pankration can also be a form of self-defense, and thus is ideal for the military, police and security training. In accordance with the common sports philosophy, the pankration wrestlers should respect the values of the sport and fair play, and should not intentionally injure teammates during the competitions.
GRAPPLİNG was created from Wrestling, Brazilian Ju-jitsu and other martial art forms, it is a hybrid sport which does not include striking the opponent, but sets a goal to force him to surrender applying techniques of capture and strangling the opponent like in the hand-to-hand combat. In accordance with the common sports philosophy, the grappling wrestlers should respect the values of the sport and fair play, and should not intentionally injure teammates during the competitions.
MMA (Mix Martial Arts) is a professional and amateur kind of battle combining wrestling/grappling and accompanied by blows stricken in a stand-up position or on the ground.
Currently, the Pankration, Grappling and MMA Federation registered by the Ministry of Youth and Sports of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Azerbaijan is headed by Asgarov Azad Asgar oglu.