The below video was posted of a seminar in Salinas, CA. I got an email from a student….it read: ‘Why are you teaching strikes like that? I thought you had an RMA background. You should know that staying relaxed will create better strikes than rigid. Your combative striking videos showed a lot of flow, why […]
If you bought our video, Organizing The Fight (http://pramek.com/p-shop/product/organizing-the-fight/), you might have noticed a really strong guy who was my training partner throughout. Arash has been a Pramek stalwart for a long time, and what he lacks in graceful mechanics he makes up in heart and power. So, it is with a swollen heart that […]
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 […]
The Pramek CoE is a concept used in the CLM series. It’s a means of understanding how students learn and where they are in their learning. The following is an excerpt of CLM 3… The Cone of Experience, or in Pramek terminology, ‘CoE’, attempts to demonstrate communication and level of understanding from the form of […]
Confined spaces, it’s horrifying. Anyone who has ever been forced into a wall knows – it’s a scary place to be. Available now in the shop, Against the Wall will take you deeper into the concept of close quarters and winning in the confined space than any videos out there.
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.
Tonight, while working on CLM 4 I began talking (yes, talking, I use Dragon Dictation) about the 90/90 rule. Then I realized – I never actually talk about the 90/90 rule and what it is outside of the podcast. You will notice at a certain point in Pramek, about 2 years ago, what we were […]
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 […]
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 […]
In 2007 I taught at Fl Bliss for various military units. I was at the cusp of realizing I was far gone from RMA, Kadochnikov Style, but still wrestling with the elements of what worked and what did not. At this seminar, unbeknownst to the participants, I decided Pramek was not ready for public release… […]
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 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 […]
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.
(originally published on September 28th, 2014) This one is a long time coming and needs to be written. Flame war, engage. But this is about business, not people or personalities. As many know from the Pramek Radio podcast, I am not a fan of EFO or empty force methods. I have even said publicly for […]
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 […]
Spartan Training gear is refining the way combatives is taught…from martial art spot to simunitions, Spartan Gear raises the standard of what today’s training equipment is. In this video, Matt takes his own personal gear, from the helmet to the leg protection, and everything in between and shows you the in’s and out’s of the […]