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  • Combatives: The 90/90 Rule

    Tonight, while working on CLM 4 I began talking (yes, talking, I use Dragon Dictation) about the 90/90 rule.

    Then I realized – I never actually talk about the 90/90 rule and what it is outside of the podcast.

    You will notice at a certain point in Pramek, about 2 years ago, what we were teaching began to change.  It was a rapid shift as I discovered something using the CLM.  In the DPT we talk about testing learned martial art skill.  Over time, running hundreds of DPT based classes, I noticed that what I talked about in the DPT, the concept of does it work on people a majority of the time against a majority of attack types…I began to develop an internal rule.

    If it didn’t work 90% of the time on 90% of the people, I simply wasn’t teaching it anymore out of the gate.  If someone is learning to defend themselves, why rely on neurological methods from the 14th century (if x, do y, rinse, repeat)?  If someone is learning to defend themselves, why teach them a jab when we know in physiology that a cupped hand or vargus nerve strike does the most effective damage.

    In our Cleveland videos (which we are releasing soon but you can see a snippet here) you can see where this was in full effect, as students were using a variety of methods to defend, but the further they went into the DPT phases – the more they all used the same things.   This occurred Day 2. They couldn’t help it – not because the scenarios presented no choice, but their stress and fatigue gave them no option bu efficiency.  This is convergent evolution at it’s finest – that given enough time, convergent evolution is the independent evolution of similar features in species of different lineages (read more here).  Even though students are different weights, heights, different skill levels and experiences – by understanding biomechanics, mechanics, physics, psychology, neurology, strategy – different students develop similar methods.  When you use science, and you’re taught it correctly, you can’t help but end up at the same place.  People who understand HEq will stop trying techniques and will move the Line of Gravity outside of the Load Bearing Area.  They begin to all look the same, and as the fatigue level increases, they look for this more and more.

    They find it works when tired, so why not do it when not tired.  As I talked about long ago, science is the ultimate shortcut.  It is our unfair advantage. CLICK BELOW TO CONTINUE READING.

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  • Can you survive?

    Can you survive an attack at the vehicle?

    In this excerpt of one of our most popular videos ever, Matt and a student walk you through what it takes to survive an attack at the vehicle.

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    Prepare to survive when a car jacking, kidnapping, or attack happens.

  • Weapons and the Ground

    One of the most frustrating things to watch when people teach ground movement and weapons…is the weapons become secondary to the movement.

    This is how you can tell if someone is trained on the weapon…or trained on the movement.
    Movement becomes subservient to the weapon and the safety and direction of the weapon.

    If you get flagged by a teacher teaching movement with a weapon: it’s time to find a new teacher.

  • knives: the knife.

    The video people have asked for for years…

    Topics include

    -Types of knives and the most dangerous kind.
    – New ways to look at fighting with the knife and defending against one
    -The fundamentals of knife fighting.
    -Types of knives and the most dangerous kind of knife
    -Using a knife like a firearm to stop a threat
    -The mathematics of blood loss and how to use it
    -Targeting for maximum effect
    -The nature of self-defense
    – How knives can and can not change the attack and defense
    – and much more…

  • So, you like swords?

    Cody Skillen is a great swordsman and a great teacher, as well as picking up the Pramek mantle and exploring it.

    So, it was much to our surprise when he filmed a video taking our lock picking concept and applying it toward the dagger and sword.

    Check out Cody in this video and try it out in your class!


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