Sept 2015 - United Nations

United Nations - Sept 2015

“At the UN in Bonn, attending a conference on climate change. Martial arts are useless without a concomitant societal contribution. What allows the average man to go head to head with a billionaire industrialist? Ask Thomas Jefferson. The whole point of martial arts is to empower citizens, hence the use of the term ‘martial education’ in Pammachon. Combat sports in cages in front of audiences are of secondary importance; teaching integrity, responsibility, strategy, respect for other men, and strength of mind and spirit is primary.”

-- Pammachon headmaster Kostas Dervenis ( September 18, 2015 )