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 […]
Before you grab, you have to select a goal. In this video, Matt Powell teaches and demonstrates the primary answer in how to select a goal when grabbing: why are you grabbing?
Which are you? An instructor or demonstrator? Or are you a teacher? In this video, Matt Powell discusses the difference between an instructor and a demonstrator. The difference between the two is the difference between a student who learns, and a student who excels This question is exactly why we created our Conceptual Learning Method, […]
The word is out – congrats to Matt Powell for making it into Blackbelt Magazine!
In this video, Sage Dynamic’s Aaron Cowan and Pramek’s own, Matt Powell, evaluate a three-dimensional drill created by Andrew Nechetsky. Or copy and paste: http://youtu.be/kVeDEBcBvE0 This drill focuses on the possible realities of a three-dimensional confrontation in which threats present from more than one direction. This drill is further complicated by the presence of […]
In this video from the ‘Combative Striking’ clinic at Wolf Fitness Systems, Matt Powell demonstrates using a three point strike to break through an opponents upper frame hand position. Try it with a training partner, you’re sure to find positive results. As Matt explains, this is a committal strike – best used with a short […]
We are proud to announce the release of Pramek’s newest Interactive Manual, ‘Combative Rotiation’!!!! It’s on sale now at: http://pramek.com/p-shop/product/rotationmanual/ Combative Rotation is the most indepth study into the physics of rotation in combat ever produced, in Pramek’s innovative interactive manual format. Combative Physics at it’s best! Combining over an hour of video instruction with […]
Prior to the release of the CLM Directed Perceptual Testing methods (http://pramek.com/p-shop/product/clm-manual-2-directed-perceptual-testing/) we ran 9 months worth of final trials to test out the methods. One of the methods we discuss in the manual is tension testing, which is the first step in the DPT process. In the video (after the 2 minute intro) […]
A recent review of the CLM from a student, reposted from Facebook: ‘ …To be honest I wasn’t sure I fully understood the core of what you were trying to express in the books initially, but I just decided that I’d give it a shot and try to do it as best as I understood it. It’s worth […]
Which are you? An instructor or demonstrator? Or are you a teacher? In this video, Matt Powell discusses the difference between an instructor and a demonstrator. The difference between the two is the difference between a student who learns, and a student who excels to a new level. This question is exactly why we created […]
Combative striking isn’t about boxing…it’s about striking for effect. It’s about doing the most damage to the aggressor while taking as little damage as possible. Here’s video from a recent Combative Striking and CLM seminar in Cleveland, OH to explain!
My house was built in the 1940’s. In the small hallway is a telephone stand, built into the wall, popular at the time for the one phone in the house. On this stand is my wallet, sunglasses, keys, lip balm, Glock 23, my dual magazine holster, my favorite watches, and my bracelet. Above this stand […]
Friends We really owe a lot of thanks to Wolf Fitness Systems for an excellent seminar…and I’ll be returning quite soon. But, just a little bit ago ESIK Productions uploaded a video of the seminar I didn’t even know what made…! It’s video of a few parts of our seminar set to some great music […]
Friends, We are excited to announce the release of the the third manual in the Conceptual Learning Method series. For those unfamiliar, Conceptual Learning Method, or CLM, is Pramek’s teaching and training philosophy. Unlike many other styles and systems, we have a fully developed, researched adagogically based system for teaching, testing, and learning. An […]
The folks at Martialpreneur.tv interviewed Matt recently on some of the technology we use here at Pramek, like interactive manuals! A fun interview that dives into a multiple number of topics, like how to utilize online shops, film your own videos professionally, and some little known history of Pramek. http://martialpreneur.tv/episodes/episode-19-creating-interactive-manuals-with-matt-powell-founder-of-pramek/ Special thanks to Scott Paterson! […]
Friends, In our manual, Efficient Perceptual Learning (EPL), we talk about how the brain and body learns. (EPL here: http://goo.gl/f1LA0) In Direct Perceptual Testing (DPT), we talk about how to test the skills we’ve learned. (DPT here: http://goo.gl/vZGkL) People often do not understand why their techniques do not work. They train and train, but under pressure, the […]
Often times when working with students, I like to use physics to simply stop what they are doing…especially in controlling locks. Many people think you have to fight your way out of a control lock in order to succeed…it’s either that, tap, or have something be injured or broken. The reality is you don’t – […]
The push/pull method of breaking balance is a popular one – but doesn’t always work effectively. Many use it, but in real life, it crumbles under the stress of a resistant enemy or opponent. In this video from our recent Salinas, CA seminar at Wolf Fitness Systems, we show the steps to effectively using the […]
What is joint mobility? I have recently been inundated with questions about this topic, about moving efficiently versus inefficiently, what is joint mobility? We see it everywhere…’joint mobility.’ The buzz word so often used to describe…what? That one can rotate their joints? Maybe they can stretch further? Perhaps some really cool exercises that look difficult? […]
Friends, How does one properly teach a technique? This is one of the primary questions we work to answer in Pramek’s CLM: http://www.pramek.com/shop/default/reading/clmbundle In Pramek’s EPL, we look at martial art learning from a different point of view. The majority of martial art traditions are taught based on Procedural Learning, which is teaching a technique […]