I remember when the argument first started on forums. It’s an age old argument but technology has forced it to change. Instead of seminars or magazine reader write-ins, it had shifted to the digital space. ‘Mixed martial art is more effective than traditional martial art.’ ‘A traditional martial art master can overcome any mixed martial […]
When we decided to make Defense Around Vehicles, it was to answer a question: ‘What does Pramek look like in a fight?’ After 16 years, I can tell you: it looks like training smart. It’s a conundrum that has affected reality based combatives for a long time. Carl Cestari, an amazing teacher, used to be […]
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 […]
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.
The first in the new CLM Video Series, Organizing the Fight, is an hour and a half deep dive into making the fight less complex, more manageable, and high levels of skills more attainable. This video covers it all and is our most indepth yet into the science of learning and fighting. Available now for […]
Why those crazy strikes? You can learn this more indepth with our video Combative Striking: Combative Striking Series: Four Hours of Instruction I often have people ask me, lately, ‘Why are you showing a strike with your arm up like that? Why don’t you just punch the guy straight in the nose?’ Good question. A […]
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 […]
Having fun is part of training!
One of the biggest questions we get is, ‘How do I apply Pramek in real life?’ With the release of ‘Against the Wall‘ we showed how to apply Pramek in real life. The theory, the movement, the applications. Scientific combatives instructional at it’s best. Now, we are filming a new video on how to use […]
Great photos from Pramek Germany!
At a certain point I forgot how to teach. I believe I first coped, then repeated when learning a technique or movement. Then I began to ‘do’ – where it just makes sense and your technique or methods flow. But one day, you begin to create. First, you see it the attack or the opening […]
The 25% Rule of Pramek is our guiding rule in combatives. Will we always obey it? No. But we can always train to it. Many combatives and martial art systems focus on the threat at hand, thinking little of what happens after the threat is addressed. Many forget they need a reserve. By training to […]
Attacking the vestibular: one of the most effective close quarters methods available for maximum damage. The vestibular (inner ear) system is the key to our equilibrium – when we attack it, we attack the very ability of an enemy to stand. Below is a great article for a student to understand the vestibular system. http://vestibular.org/understanding-vestibular-disorder/human-balance-system […]
You don’t always have to fight off the wall – sometimes, you can fight along it. It is common to use strength and power to overcome an opponent, but when the opponent is bigger and stronger…going through the opponent just isn’t an option.
Pramek’s newest, ‘Against the Wall’, releases! We are pleased to announce the release of our newest instruction, ‘Against the wall: Fighting in Confined Spaces.’ In this 2 hour instructional video, Matt Powell shoots in three locations teaching the science, movement, and methods of fighting in confined spaces. Moving from the studio to a basement to […]
We occasionally post free lectures to Youtube. In this video, Matt discusses postural control vs. breaking balance. As discussed in the CLM Manual 1: Efficient Perceptual Learning, human develop of the muscular-skeletal system as an infant is based upon the eyes and the ability to begin coordinating the eyes and hands to grab objects. […]
Efficiency in movement has been a buzzword in the martial art world for a long time, but recently has fallen by the way side as many instructors look toward teaching something more easily explainable. For example, efficiency in movement is not as easy to discuss as joint mobility. The concepts behind the two are similar…each […]
As we gear up to begin releasing new videos for 2014 and close down filming for 2013 (we released a lot of material this year), we wanted to share one more free instructional on Youtube on leg attacks and the screw. One common question at seminars that we get is, ‘Yea, but does that takedown […]
Thank you to ESIK for this amazing striking video from a Pramek seminar! A great video! Make sure to check out the information on the first Master’s class: Levers in Salinas, CA next month at http://pramek.com/pramek-master-class-levers/