Science. A head start.

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  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 […]

What is training….smart?

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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 […]

Becoming the alpha male / female

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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 […]

Warrior Mode Releases!

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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 Rule of 25

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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 […]

Pramek Master Class: Levers

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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, […]

Shieldmaiden

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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 […]

Relax

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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 […]

Are you an instructor or demonstrator?

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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, […]

How to break thru a boxing defense…

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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 […]

Tension Testing

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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) […]

Are you an instructor or demonstrator?

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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 […]