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Amateur pankration is a modern combat sport based on historical pankration, though with no direct links to the ancient sport. The modern version is an amateur form of mixed martial arts with emphasis on safety and sportsmanship. Amateur pankration is now a recognized form of International Wrestling under the International Federation of Associated Wrestling Styles (FILA). Rules allow wrestling and judo style takedowns, jiu-jitsu and grappling style submission holds, along with karate and Muay Thai punches and kicks directed to the body.