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 […]
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.
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 a feedback loop? What is signal anxiety? Why do people freeze? In Matt Powell’s new article at BreachBangClear, he answers these questions and the answer to them: Mental Models. Two reactions are possible when we have panic-inducing anxiety. First, the mind can be overwhelmed with stimuli (for example, at the sight of a […]
Spartan Training gear is refining the way combatives is taught…from martial art spot to simunitions, Spartan Gear raises the standard of what today’s training equipment is. In this video, Matt takes his own personal gear, from the helmet to the leg protection, and everything in between and shows you the in’s and out’s of the […]
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 […]
Matt discusses the finer mechanics of a wrist release, why we drag an opponent, and how fight training is like kettlebell lifting.
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 […]
Are you training your neurology to be better on the gun? Matt Powell of Pramek and Aaron Cowan of Sage Dynamics combine for the first firearms focused fitness video. It’s all about getting faster, stronger, and more accurate using specialized exercises designed around firearms.
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 […]
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 […]
Why do some techniques not work in real life? It’s a matter of neurology, physiology, and math. Matt shows you why your techniques are limited and perishable…and how to overcome forgetting techniques in combat.
Mug her if you dare. Pramek Germany with the awesome footage of one of their students destroying the mitts!