Recently while teaching in Portola CA a student said to me, ‘I use leverage all the time.’ I said to the student, ‘But do you understand it?’ I had him show what he does on a much larger student and it was unsuccessful. He was repeating what he was taught but did not understand why […]
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 […]
ActiveTimes.com, one of the largest fitness blogs, asked Matt recently what he would recommend people have fallen off the fitness wagon do to climb back on. Check out his advice by clicking here!
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 […]
Did you check out the article on Matt and Pramek at Military.com? Thanks for the write up, Daily PT!
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 […]
We are happy to announce the Pramek course list has been revised and courses have been added for the remainder of 2014 and into 2015. These seminars are at low prices for the high quality education that takes place. We have added new additional advanced ‘full weekend’ courses that many schools will find extremely interesting. […]
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 […]
It’s #TBT time, Throw Back Thursday to Matt on Talking Lead! Talking Lead, one of the largest and most popular online firearms, self-defense, and equipment podcasts recently our own Matt Powell on for three episodes! Filled with jokes, indepth discussion, stories, and information about firearms and combatives – you’re sure to enjoy these. Episode 1 […]
A new Youtube instructional…climbing the body. Understanding anatomy is the key to controlling an opponent or enemy in the clinch. In this video Matt discusses some different ways to climb the body. Learn more here
One of the biggest questions we get is, ‘How do I apply Pramek in real life?’ With the release of ‘Against the Wall‘ we showed how to apply Pramek in real life. The theory, the movement, the applications. Scientific combatives instructional at it’s best. Now, we are filming a new video on how to use […]
At a certain point I forgot how to teach. I believe I first coped, then repeated when learning a technique or movement. Then I began to ‘do’ – where it just makes sense and your technique or methods flow. But one day, you begin to create. First, you see it the attack or the opening […]
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 […]
Attacking the vestibular: one of the most effective close quarters methods available for maximum damage. The vestibular (inner ear) system is the key to our equilibrium – when we attack it, we attack the very ability of an enemy to stand. Below is a great article for a student to understand the vestibular system. http://vestibular.org/understanding-vestibular-disorder/human-balance-system […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]