You’ll notice something new on the site – the incorporation of my other pursuit, Pastless, into Pramek. For those who have been around Pramek awhile, you might be thinking, ‘Ok, what the heck? Is Matt going soft?’ For those who have heard me on numerous personal growth podcasts, you might be thinking, ‘Ok, how did […]
Ready for some new video? Well, the trickle has begun… After seeing a ‘dynamic squatting’ video this morning where I was pretty sure the sheering force on the knees was gonna make someone’s patella fly off, I decided to post this one. Don’t skip to it, but at 1:07-1:14 you’ll see how this is supposed […]
Standing Joint Locks… Do they work? Pramek Instructor Dave Dempsey walks us through the concepts of the standing joint lock and what the realities of these holds are in reality.
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 […]
Let your body move you…don’t move your body. Knee mobility exercises! Try it out, let us know how it works for you!
With 33K views, it’s still a favorite out there. For anyone who has ever wondered about the mechanics of the well-known whip strike, here they are…
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 […]
We not only broke balance, we broke the expectation of what a martial art product can be. A PDF you can read, and watch, on your computer, laptop, Iphone, Samsung…it’s all here. Take it mobile, learn on the run!
Can you move when it counts? Making movement work in the real world is sometimes a challenging task. Taking our movement learned in the gym or training room and then ‘weaponizing’ it means applying the principles toward a goal. In this video, Matt shows how to take the common movements taught in our video &: […]
What is postural control in martial art? It starts in the crib…. Check out this video from last year on postural control and go by http://breakingbalance.com to pick up more knowledge today.
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 […]
Last year in Salinas we had the question… ‘Why do you say contact instead of a grab.’ In this video Matt discusses the difference.
Welcome to class…in this class, we talk take downs – taking last week’s class and bringing it strike defense. Topics include in this over 45 minute class – Using the foot as a rotation point – Finding clarity in the face of strikes – Levers against the legs and lower body – Why you should […]
By guest writer, Cody Skillen. When discussing the art of swordsmanship there is a question that inevitably arises. “Why bother with that? It’s obsolete.” In many senses this is true. The same can be said for music, dance or art as well. At first glance they don’t serve a strictly utilitarian purpose, and yet we […]
Recently while teaching in Portola CA a student said to me, ‘I use leverage all the time.’ I said to the student, ‘But do you understand it?’ I had him show what he does on a much larger student and it was unsuccessful. He was repeating what he was taught but did not understand why […]
Where do you place your hands during conversation? When we don’t have our hands up, we should have them ready for an incoming push or grab. In this video Matt discusses low hand placement and how to use it to gain the upper edge.
People have asked for years, ‘When will Pramek release a full fitness program?’ MSF answers this. The brain-child of Matt Powell, MSF is Mission Specific Fitness. A new website and program specifically geared for civilians and law enforcement, this is a program unlike any other. Have a taste, and go by MSF to check out […]
Did you check out the article on Matt and Pramek at Military.com? Thanks for the write up, Daily PT!
Strategy? Biomechanics? Distraction? Power development? Proper form? It’s all here – in 4 hours of education. Combative Striking is the ultimate in innovation for striking. Want to learn ‘ballistic striking?’ It’s here. Want to learn how to create a ‘fatal funnel?’ It’s right here. Want to learn the mechanics of a proper […]
Why do some techniques not work in real life? It’s a matter of neurology, physiology, and math. Matt shows you why your techniques are limited and perishable…and how to overcome forgetting techniques in combat.