A Message from Matt

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Matt’s back. In over a year we’ve only released a handful of new videos as Matt took time off to work on Pastless.net.  As those around Pramek knew, Matt was eventually coming back. And now, he is…

CLM 4 is coming.

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CLM 4: The State of Action The concept of having a student teach another student is one as old as learning. A teacher looks to students to fill knowledge gaps that either the teacher does not have time, or capacity, to fill. In a large classroom environment with a high quantity of students, a teacher’s […]

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 […]

Detroit is open…

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Congrats to the Detroit Pramek Group for their first class. Make sure you go by our Detroit group’s page, say hello, and if you’re in the area…attend a class.          

A training abyss…

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When you are no longer learning from a teacher, coach, or trainer, it is very tough. I write this article from a personal standpoint – I’ve been there with a system, and a teacher. It becomes like a bad relationship as resentment grows. It is common to say in gambling someone stayed at the table […]

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 […]

Women’s self defense mechanics

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You can’t just push into the chest. Many times we see women (and men) being taught to strike at the chest or push into the chest…but this doesn’t stop an attacker, only pause them. Women’s self defense requires more tactical understanding. In this video, Matt works with Sarah Jamieson from http://moveolution.com on proper striking targets.

What is signal anxiety?

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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 […]