What is the IFS? Years ago I began working on the biomechanics of a sound stance – one that would be the initial stance for not only Pramek, but any martial art. So, I created our fighting stance – mechanically sound, protects vital parts of the body, and preserves equilibrium. But, in 2012 – I […]
The other day I had to work with a student on the range – he had every piece of high-dollar equipment, down to the Krye pants. I’m pretty sure his battle belt cost more than my Glock (and that’s saying something), all of his rifles and pistols combined cost more than my 98 Land Cruiser. […]
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.
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 […]
If you’ve read the CLM on conceptual learning, you know when I talk about procedural based learning (PBL) I have certain views on it. One area where I truly believe in and practice it is in firearms. The fine motor skills required to operate a firearm require PBL. There is no question when you watch […]
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.
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 […]
Matt co-instructs with Aaron Cowan of Sage Dynamics on close quarter combat pistol retention. A great 17 minutes of stellar instruction.
Having fun is part of training!
In this video, Matt Powell, while teaching at Pramek Cleveland, demonstrates different types of ground movements with weapons. This is not meant to be direct firearms instruction, but how to utilize weapons training to reinforce proper movement mechanics. In the online and social media world, ‘rolling’ with pistols has become a fad. Matt specifically discusses […]
Pramek spans beyond martial art, combative, and movement training and explores our science through a variety of means. Over the weekend, while filming a new video series, we took the Simunitions FX equipment into Matt’s basement for a force on force study of on-cover and off-cover techniques. The relationship between Pramek and Sage Dynamics is […]
In this video, Sage Dynamic’s Aaron Cowan and Pramek’s own, Matt Powell, evaluate a three-dimensional drill created by Andrew Nechetsky. Or copy and paste: http://youtu.be/kVeDEBcBvE0 This drill focuses on the possible realities of a three-dimensional confrontation in which threats present from more than one direction. This drill is further complicated by the presence of […]
Friends Over the weekend we hosted our first Weapons Mastery Series class in Atlanta…a success, our FFA instructor Aaron Cowan taught an amazing 8 hours of Handgun Fundamentals. 400 rounds and blisters later, we left exhausted and challenged. Video’s coming soon 🙂 I have often spoke of why we have divisions within Pramek for instruction, and it […]