Science. A head start.

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  Recently I read a post by an MMA instructor stating, ‘Why are people making things more difficult than they are?  Punch someone in the face…a punch is a punch, a face is a face.  It’s not all this biomechanics and thought.  Don’t overcomplicate what you are doing.’ I chuckled, wondering how many times this […]

Levers in Ground Submission

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We’ve had some questions about the ground fighting video on Youtube. Leverage on the ground is vital to submission and escapes, but the word ‘leverage’ is composed of ‘lever’ and in this seminar we taught various classes of levers in both stand up and ground fighting. In a Pramek guard to lever submission, we rely […]

Takedown – free instructional video

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As we gear up to begin releasing new videos for 2014 and close down filming for 2013 (we released a lot of material this year), we wanted to share one more free instructional on Youtube on leg attacks and the screw. One common question at seminars that we get is, ‘Yea, but does that takedown […]

The Pramek basement: simunitions

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Pramek spans beyond martial art, combative, and movement training and explores our science through a variety of means. Over the weekend, while filming a new video series, we took the Simunitions FX equipment into Matt’s basement for a force on force study of on-cover and off-cover techniques. The relationship between Pramek and Sage Dynamics is […]

Pramek Master Class: Levers

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We are proud to announce December 14th, 2013 Matt Powell will be teaching the first Pramek Master Class on Levers at Wolf Fitness Systems in Salinas, CA. A Pramek Master class is an intricate study of the fundamentals of Pramek with students who have attended multiple seminars and developed a foundation of understanding of Pramek, […]

Shieldmaiden

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A friend of mine recently began studying a great martial art, and he wanted to show me some of the techniques he had been training on.  We had been checking out Combative Striking and he had to show me his new style. After working out for a while (and being someone else’s tackling dummy) he was quite […]

A choice

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A great article from Pramek Instructor Level 1, Dennis Zijlstra, of Holland: ‘We train. We make jokes, and laugh. We giggle while we punch, or get punched.We sweat. We train… and are having fun…each week again. The best part is that we are learning. By trail and error. By falling and getting up again. But […]

Taking short cuts….

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In the martial arts, we talk alot about two subjects…science and short cuts. Tighten up the circles, a quicker way to execute a throw, The science and understanding of equilibrium is one of the fastest short-cuts to achieve results that we have at our disposal. First, let’s look at the physiology of equilibrium. Human equilibrium […]

Combatives and Striking from Salinas CA

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Here are some images from our recent seminar in Salinas, CA! Learn more about combative striking with our discounted 4 hours for $50 at:  http://pramek.com/p-shop/product/combative-striking-series-four-hours-of-instruction/ We studied the physics of striking, combatives, clinch, the psychology of violence, as well as MMA combat applications.   It was a great combative striking seminar and we can’t wait […]

Relax

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I just finished a brutal move from one house to another. Most of the time I moved by myself because I didn’t want to wait on friends to get there…I’m a loner like that, and because it’s a good workout. It’s a good workout when you’re 21, and but at 35…well, I felt it. The […]