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…
You’ll notice something new on the site – the incorporation of my other pursuit, Pastless, into Pramek. For those who have been around Pramek awhile, you might be thinking, ‘Ok, what the heck? Is Matt going soft?’ For those who have heard me on numerous personal growth podcasts, you might be thinking, ‘Ok, how did […]
It’s time for a new definition of FEAR. False Expectation of Assumed Reality. I’ve seen the acronym defining FEAR a lot of different ways. Most of the time it’s related to self-defense. In working on this article I wanted a definition of fear to work from. If we look at the dictionary defition, it’s: an […]
We are beyond proud of Matt’s newest venture, PASTLESS, and it’s first product, UNDO. The book has been a great success, and now, we are excited for Matt’s newest multi-media project, UNDO: The Learning Series. Ready to change your life? Then be ready to UNDO the past and plan your future. Born from decades of […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
Tonight, while working on CLM 4 I began talking (yes, talking, I use Dragon Dictation) about the 90/90 rule. Then I realized – I never actually talk about the 90/90 rule and what it is outside of the podcast. You will notice at a certain point in Pramek, about 2 years ago, what we were […]
Cody Skillen is a great swordsman and a great teacher, as well as picking up the Pramek mantle and exploring it. So, it was much to our surprise when he filmed a video taking our lock picking concept and applying it toward the dagger and sword. Check out Cody in this video and try it […]
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 […]
Congrats to Dr. John Landry for this new article he was part of the team on. We are glad to have him on our team for our close quarters tactics and LE training. Emergency Medical Response in Active-Threat Situations: Training Standards for Law Enforcement In an active-threat situation, emergency medical services (EMS) personnel may be […]
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.
There is a scene in the movie, ‘The Patriot’ where Mel Gibson’s character (based on the real life revolution Francis Marion, the Swamp Fox) looks at a rocking chair in the enemy’s office. He is at the beginning of a vital negotiation but instead – he is looking at the rocking chair. Earlier in the […]
A recent review of the CLM from a student, reposted from Facebook: ‘ …To be honest I wasn’t sure I fully understood the core of what you were trying to express in the books initially, but I just decided that I’d give it a shot and try to do it as best as I understood it. […]
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 […]
(originally published on September 28th, 2014) This one is a long time coming and needs to be written. Flame war, engage. But this is about business, not people or personalities. As many know from the Pramek Radio podcast, I am not a fan of EFO or empty force methods. I have even said publicly for […]
The grapevine – one of the simplest ground techniques around. But, what is it in physics? How can you use physics to make it work? Click here for your free download of this easy to understanding manual!
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 […]