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 […]

Knife attack defense

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There are a lot of ‘demonstrations’ of knife defense drills online, but very few are realistic. Usually the situation is perfect, the video highly edited for the perfect example, the student is smaller than the instructor and well coached on how to act, there is little to no true resistance.  The knife attack defense is […]

New shop products

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        A while ago someone asked me, ‘Matt, what supplements and equipment do you use?’ Anyone who has seen me lately knows that I’m leaner and more focused than I have ever been. Diet, workouts, training, learning…they all play an important role.  But, supplements play just as an important role.  As we […]

Becoming the alpha male / female

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From Monderno.com ‘It is not enough to think we own the ground we stand on.  A criminal or aggressor is not a psychic reading our thoughts – they must read what they see.  When they see a confident individual they must decide if they will come into the space that the confidence exists within and […]

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 […]

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 […]

Are you an instructor or demonstrator?

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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, […]

CLM Manual 3 Releases

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  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 $300 challenge

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Friends… Earlier on our Facebook, after some comments about our falling methods as compared to other traditional styles, I posted a challenge based on our video, ‘&’: bit.ly/V1G3WE I said would pay someone $300 if they come to Atlanta and do traditional break falls and rolls, in shorts and t-shirt with no hat, in areas where […]

Taking pride in your work…

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Do you take pride in your work? I’m fortunate to have patient students. Your students are your mirror – they show every scowl, every scar, every bruise, every problem.  Or they show every laugh line, lesson learned,  every ‘light bulb’ moment. Do you have a broken mirror?  Do you have a mirror you don’t like […]

The lie…

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There is a slippery slope in training that most don’t recognize, and that is bragging about who you train. This goes for anyone – martial art, combatives, health and fitness, firearms, LEO, whatever it may be. Your reputation is your currency in the training world – and far too often people let marketing to make […]

You Never Know How Many Lives You Will Save…

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You Never Know How Many Lives You Will Save… by: Aaron Cowan Founder, Sage Dynamics Pramek FFA Instructor When I attended my first instructor level course; the class that would allow me to begin training law enforcement officers, I was given a piece of advice I have carried with me ever since. “You will never […]