Pramek FL – The Wedge

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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 […]

Science. A head start.

Posted on Leave a commentPosted in Becoming the Alpha, Biomechanics, blog, Learning, Lifestyle, On Combatives, Psychology, Science, Setting goals, Tactical, The CLM, The DPT, The EPL, Training

  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 […]

Knife attack defense

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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 […]

Talking Lead…

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Matt is back on Talking Lead! In this hilarious episode, Matt and Lefthand run the gamut with knife defense, spring break as kids, the nature of anger, and the new way to solve combat: rock, paper, scissors! Click here to tune in! Want to hear more of Matt on Talking Lead?   Check these episodes […]

What is Transitional Lethal Tactics

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Welcome to TLT…Transitional Lethal Tactics. Dr. John Landry, who gained his PhD in adult learning and was editor for two our our CLM manuals, has more than 25 years of law enforcement experience, spanning from patrol to detective, undercover, SWAT, and law enforcement academy director. Dr. Landry and Matt (our founder) have coordinated together for […]

The Haymaker

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I often have students who fear a confrontation with a bigger opponent…they ask, ‘what is a bigger guy swings at me?  How do I defend against the haymaker from some huge guy?’ Let’s look at communication first…. From the interwebs…’Dr. Albert Mehrabian, author of Silent Messages, conducted several studies on nonverbal communication. He found that […]

Virtual Class: The Elbow

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Beginning our new series, Virtual Class is HD instruction from weekly classes in Atlanta. Ranging from 30-45 minutes in length, shot with HD cameras and students cameras, these videos are indepth, organic, and sometimes hilarious instructional’s on a variety of topics. One question we are often asked, ‘How does Pramek use the martial art elbow?’ […]