What is the IFS? Years ago I began working on the biomechanics of a sound stance – one that would be the initial stance for not only Pramek, but any martial art. So, I created our fighting stance – mechanically sound, protects vital parts of the body, and preserves equilibrium. But, in 2012 – I […]
The other day I had to work with a student on the range – he had every piece of high-dollar equipment, down to the Krye pants. I’m pretty sure his battle belt cost more than my Glock (and that’s saying something), all of his rifles and pistols combined cost more than my 98 Land Cruiser. […]
Matt teams up with Sage Dynamics to discuss pistol disarm reality. Working with Aaron Cowan of Sage, Matt and Aaron go through the concepts of self-defense against the firearms, both armed and unarmed. Matt covers the unarmed, Aaron the armed, and then they discuss the realities of pistol disarm training.
Last year we did a lot of knife videos. I was extremely proud of our Virtual Class on Knife Defense. as well as the videos we did with Sage Dynamics on the subject – especially the reality of disarming a knife, as seen here where I attempt to disarm a knife from Chris’s hands. I […]
Matt teams up with Dr. John Landry, an over 20+ year law enforcement veteran and well-known defensive tactics instructor, to talk about what do you do when the pistol doesn’t fire. Handgun self-defense doesn’t always include a round successfully discharging. When there is a failure, you need to have options. In this video Dr. Landry […]
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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 […]
Welcome to TLT…Transitional Lethal Tactics. Dr. John Landry, who gained his PhD in adult learning and was editor for two our our CLM manuals, has more than 25 years of law enforcement experience, spanning from patrol to detective, undercover, SWAT, and law enforcement academy director. Dr. Landry and Matt (our founder) have coordinated together for […]
If you haven’t seen this video, and it’s not for the faint of heart of a Walmart shooting, please watch it for reference on this post. I don’t post things like this often, and perhaps I should do more analysis of current videos, as I tell everyone to look at the internet for mental modeling […]
If you’ve read the CLM on conceptual learning, you know when I talk about procedural based learning (PBL) I have certain views on it. One area where I truly believe in and practice it is in firearms. The fine motor skills required to operate a firearm require PBL. There is no question when you watch […]
In this 4th video of the series, Matt dives deep into the topic of mechanics and repeatability in tactical movement. Working with Dr. John Landry of the upcoming TLT (Transitional Lethal Tactics) program, Matt works with Dr. Landry on how to become more accurate in close quarters.
Movement’s like we teach in, when applying The Gear, and in our upcoming (sssshhhhh!) movement program are all about application. Whether you are moving the body to keep it young or moving the body to survive in a combat situation – controlling the body is vital. In Part 3 of the 4 part Tactical Movement […]
What is a feedback loop? What is signal anxiety? Why do people freeze? In Matt Powell’s new article at BreachBangClear, he answers these questions and the answer to them: Mental Models. Two reactions are possible when we have panic-inducing anxiety. First, the mind can be overwhelmed with stimuli (for example, at the sight of a […]
What is tactical movement? When it comes to firearms, it’s keeping both hands on the gun as often as possible. In the the new MSF series, Matt shows you in a 4 part series what tactical movement is. Make sure to go by the new MSF website, or click Fitness above, for more fitness information […]
Are you training your neurology to be better on the gun? Matt Powell of Pramek and Aaron Cowan of Sage Dynamics combine for the first firearms focused fitness video. It’s all about getting faster, stronger, and more accurate using specialized exercises designed around firearms.
Matt co-instructs with Aaron Cowan of Sage Dynamics on close quarter combat pistol retention. A great 17 minutes of stellar instruction.
It’s #TBT time, Throw Back Thursday to Matt on Talking Lead! Talking Lead, one of the largest and most popular online firearms, self-defense, and equipment podcasts recently our own Matt Powell on for three episodes! Filled with jokes, indepth discussion, stories, and information about firearms and combatives – you’re sure to enjoy these. Episode 1 […]
Talking Lead, one of the largest and most popular online firearms, self-defense, and equipment podcasts recently our own Matt Powell on for three episodes! Filled with jokes, indepth discussion, stories, and information about firearms and combatives – you’re sure to enjoy these. Episode 1 with Matt Powell Episode 2 with Matt Powell Episode 3 with […]
This isn’t a fitness video of people lifting weights holding a pistol – this video combines the scientific process of CCIA (Combine, Coordination, Integrate, Assimilate) from Pramek with the firearms instruction of Sage Dynamics. F3 is a method of fitness that constantly reinforces proper technique while making a shooter faster, more accurate, and stronger. Matt […]
In this video, Matt Powell, while teaching at Pramek Cleveland, demonstrates different types of ground movements with weapons. This is not meant to be direct firearms instruction, but how to utilize weapons training to reinforce proper movement mechanics. In the online and social media world, ‘rolling’ with pistols has become a fad. Matt specifically discusses […]