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 […]
Movement’s like we teach in, when applying The Gear, and in our upcoming (sssshhhhh!) movement program are all about application. Whether you are moving the body to keep it young or moving the body to survive in a combat situation – controlling the body is vital. In Part 3 of the 4 part Tactical Movement […]
Can you train your brain for faster thinking in combat? Can you become a better problem solver? Applying solutions requires quick wits and the ability to use the mind in the worst situation will give quick superiority in a fight. To gain this ability, we must focus on: Mental agility – the ability to make […]
What is tactical movement? When it comes to firearms, it’s keeping both hands on the gun as often as possible. In the the new MSF series, Matt shows you in a 4 part series what tactical movement is. Make sure to go by the new MSF website, or click Fitness above, for more fitness information […]
Did you check out the article on Matt and Pramek at Military.com? Thanks for the write up, Daily PT!
Defense around Vehicles has arrived. What if someone tried to assault, carjack, kidnap, or rape you at your vehicle? What would you do? We take video instruction to a whole new level, with ‘Training Freeze’, lectures, real world scenarios with Spartan Training Gear, and the most up to date methods of surviving an attack at […]
The kick. I have spent a lot of time lately watching Chinese martial art movies (and man, can they make good movies in China now). In a time long gone by, it seems the Asian Martial Arts were the dominant force in world martial art education. But, as I often talk about PramekRadio, this is […]
How do grabs work – Matt shows you from a recent seminar.
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 […]
Strategy? Biomechanics? Distraction? Power development? Proper form? It’s all here – in 4 hours of education. Combative Striking is the ultimate in innovation for striking. Want to learn ‘ballistic striking?’ It’s here. Want to learn how to create a ‘fatal funnel?’ It’s right here. Want to learn the mechanics of a proper […]
Mug her if you dare. Pramek Germany with the awesome footage of one of their students destroying the mitts!
We often discuss levers in releases from grabs, but what about the concept of the screw? Watch the video below, or buy the full one hour instructional at http://pramek.com/p-shop/product/the-screw/
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 […]
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A new Youtube instructional…climbing the body. Understanding anatomy is the key to controlling an opponent or enemy in the clinch. In this video Matt discusses some different ways to climb the body. Learn more here