"ThermopylaeTeamCombat" TTC "is a new type of professional competitive direction of contact martial arts. The idea of creating this type of martial arts belongs to Nikolai Kudryashov (Russian Champion in Combat without rules 1999, World Champion in Combat without rules 2000, World Champion in free- fight 2004)
In August 2013, Nikolai Kudryashov wrote the rules for a new type of professional competitive direction of contact martial arts - “TTC”. © N.V. Kudryashov
The idea of creating such an unusual type of contact martial arts was laid down in a historical event - the Battle of Thermopylae during the Greco-Persian war in the Gorge of Thermopylae (September 480 BC), where the Spartans blocked the way for the Persian army.
In this battle, the main task of the Greeks was to delay the advance of the Persian army into the territory of Hellas, so the narrow Thermopyllian Gorge was ideally suited for defense. The Greek phalanx was a dense military formation of heavily armed warriors "shoulder to shoulder" with a depth of several lines.
During the battle in the gorge of Thermopylae, the Greeks maintained the integrity of the combat formation of soldiers, i.e. the place of the fallen warrior was taken by another warrior who stood behind him. The idea of building fighters is taken as the basis of the rules of the competition for "TTC".
An exceptional feature of the new type of professional competitive direction “TTC” is the team nature of the fights, which makes it possible to distinguish this type of competition from among others already existing in world sports.
For a more dynamic and spectacular “TTC” battle, Nikolai Kudryashov invented a no less unusual ring, the name of which repeats the name of the gorge in which the Greek-Persian battle “Thermopyl” took place.
The premiere of a new type of professional competitive direction of contact martial arts “TTC” is planned to organize the Professional Fight League in the winter of 2018 in the city of St. Petersburg. The exact date, time and place of the competition will soon become known, stay tuned for news on our website.