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 […]
The statement ‘stab them in the face’ has gotten quite popular as of late – with Pramek students spreading it, podcasts repeating it, and the 2A/firearms crowd beginning the say it at seminars. So, why not publish some of the video that started it? In these excerpts from the hour long video, Matt walks private […]
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.
Dr. Landry of Pramek Florida demonstrates the wedge with students. He begins by demonstrating the basic wedge defense, and then moves toward a more combative approach to the wedge – wedging to the vagus nerve, forcing the head back, defending against the round house. Dr. Landry looks deep in his teaching at West Palm Combatives […]
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 […]
Standing Joint Locks… Do they work? Pramek Instructor Dave Dempsey walks us through the concepts of the standing joint lock and what the realities of these holds are in reality.
There are a lot of ‘demonstrations’ of knife defense drills online, but very few are realistic. Usually the situation is perfect, the video highly edited for the perfect example, the student is smaller than the instructor and well coached on how to act, there is little to no true resistance. The knife attack defense is […]
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 […]
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 class…in this class, we talk take downs – taking last week’s class and bringing it strike defense. Topics include in this over 45 minute class – Using the foot as a rotation point – Finding clarity in the face of strikes – Levers against the legs and lower body – Why you should […]
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 […]
We often hear, ‘Sweat more in training, bleed less in battle.’ At Pramek we take the attitude of do it right in training…make it efficient, make every movement a study…so when the real thing happens you are left with the neurology of what you trained on. It’s all about mechanics. In this video, Matt explains […]
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 […]
This is a fight stopper our combatives fans will enjoy, from our upcoming TLT series. The strike was done at 40% strength and carefully on a very capable student. This is a strike you must be careful in training and we assume no liability by your training or use.
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 […]