Strike concepts (A Pramek evolution)

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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 […]

The Rule of 25

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The 25% Rule of Pramek is our guiding rule in combatives. Will we always obey it?  No. But we can always train to it. Many combatives and martial art systems focus on the threat at hand, thinking little of what happens after the threat is addressed.  Many forget they need a reserve. By training to […]

Fighting in confined spaces!

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Pramek’s newest, ‘Against the Wall’, releases! We are pleased to announce the release of our newest instruction, ‘Against the wall: Fighting in Confined Spaces.’ In this 2 hour instructional video, Matt Powell shoots in three locations teaching the science, movement, and methods of fighting in confined spaces. Moving from the studio to a basement to […]

Youtube Lecture: Postural Control

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We occasionally post free lectures to Youtube. In this video, Matt discusses postural control vs. breaking balance.  As discussed in the CLM Manual 1:  Efficient Perceptual Learning, human develop of the muscular-skeletal system as an infant is based upon the eyes and the ability to begin coordinating the eyes and hands to grab objects.   […]

The 5 Movements

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Efficiency in movement has been a buzzword in the martial art world for a long time, but recently has fallen by the way side as many instructors look toward teaching something more easily explainable. For example, efficiency in movement is not as easy to discuss as joint mobility.  The concepts behind the two are similar…each […]

Levers in Ground Submission

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We’ve had some questions about the ground fighting video on Youtube. Leverage on the ground is vital to submission and escapes, but the word ‘leverage’ is composed of ‘lever’ and in this seminar we taught various classes of levers in both stand up and ground fighting. In a Pramek guard to lever submission, we rely […]

Shieldmaiden

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A friend of mine recently began studying a great martial art, and he wanted to show me some of the techniques he had been training on.  We had been checking out Combative Striking and he had to show me his new style. After working out for a while (and being someone else’s tackling dummy) he was quite […]

Taking short cuts….

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In the martial arts, we talk alot about two subjects…science and short cuts. Tighten up the circles, a quicker way to execute a throw, The science and understanding of equilibrium is one of the fastest short-cuts to achieve results that we have at our disposal. First, let’s look at the physiology of equilibrium. Human equilibrium […]

Combatives and Striking from Salinas CA

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Here are some images from our recent seminar in Salinas, CA! Learn more about combative striking with our discounted 4 hours for $50 at:  http://pramek.com/p-shop/product/combative-striking-series-four-hours-of-instruction/ We studied the physics of striking, combatives, clinch, the psychology of violence, as well as MMA combat applications.   It was a great combative striking seminar and we can’t wait […]

Relax

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I just finished a brutal move from one house to another. Most of the time I moved by myself because I didn’t want to wait on friends to get there…I’m a loner like that, and because it’s a good workout. It’s a good workout when you’re 21, and but at 35…well, I felt it. The […]

Are you an instructor or demonstrator?

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Which are you? An instructor or demonstrator? Or are you a teacher? In this video, Matt Powell discusses the difference between an instructor and a demonstrator. The difference between the two is the difference between a student who learns, and a student who excels This question is exactly why we created our Conceptual Learning Method, […]

Tension Testing

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Prior to the release of the CLM Directed Perceptual Testing methods (http://pramek.com/p-shop/product/clm-manual-2-directed-perceptual-testing/) we ran 9 months worth of final trials to test out the methods. One of the methods we discuss in the manual is tension testing, which is the first step in the DPT process.   In the video (after the 2 minute intro) […]