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 […]
ActiveTimes.com, one of the largest fitness blogs, asked Matt recently what he would recommend people have fallen off the fitness wagon do to climb back on. Check out his advice by clicking here!
We talk a lot about legacy at Pramek, especially on PramekRadio, where we talk to the top names in different industries about their achievements, lessons, and legacy. Recently, Dr. John Landry (who is leading up our new Transitional Lethal Tactics, or TLT program) was here in my desert home and we did a planning session. […]
Did you check out the article on Matt and Pramek at Military.com? Thanks for the write up, Daily PT!
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 […]
Having fun is part of training!
The first in the Warrior Mode Series for Pramek, this biomechanics focused training is led by Pramek Fitness Lead Coach, Erik ‘Esik’ Melland (click for bio). In Warrior Mode Basic Training, Erik takes the student through a person, detailed program of bodyweight exercises compiled into a series of routines in a system Erik has created […]
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 […]
As many of you know, Pramek videos exclusively inhouse with our partner Key Intel Media. We are very excited that the new filming space is coming along nicely. You will see the rewards from this with the upcoming slew of content and video instruction!
We are proud to announce December 14th, 2013 Matt Powell will be teaching the first Pramek Master Class on Levers at Wolf Fitness Systems in Salinas, CA. A Pramek Master class is an intricate study of the fundamentals of Pramek with students who have attended multiple seminars and developed a foundation of understanding of Pramek, […]
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 […]
I have been to a lot of seminars. Over the past 15 years I have seen demonstration, gone to more demonstrations, learned at more seminars, and taught at more seminars than I can count. Seriously – I can’t keep track. I have always been a big fan of music, and my sister is a musician […]
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 […]
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, […]
In this video from the ‘Combative Striking’ clinic at Wolf Fitness Systems, Matt Powell demonstrates using a three point strike to break through an opponents upper frame hand position. Try it with a training partner, you’re sure to find positive results. As Matt explains, this is a committal strike – best used with a short […]
Prior to the release of the CLM Directed Perceptual Testing methods (http://pramek.com/p-shop/product/clm-manual-2-directed-perceptual-testing/) we ran 9 months worth of final trials to test out the methods. One of the methods we discuss in the manual is tension testing, which is the first step in the DPT process. In the video (after the 2 minute intro) […]
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 to a new level. This question is exactly why we created […]
My house was built in the 1940’s. In the small hallway is a telephone stand, built into the wall, popular at the time for the one phone in the house. On this stand is my wallet, sunglasses, keys, lip balm, Glock 23, my dual magazine holster, my favorite watches, and my bracelet. Above this stand […]