Ready for some new video? Well, the trickle has begun… After seeing a ‘dynamic squatting’ video this morning where I was pretty sure the sheering force on the knees was gonna make someone’s patella fly off, I decided to post this one. Don’t skip to it, but at 1:07-1:14 you’ll see how this is supposed […]
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 […]
I often hear instructors say, ‘Failure is not an option.’ The sad reality is that those instructors are often times leading their students to extremely bad habits as their students are not trained to know what to do when Mr. Murphy and his law comes calling, things go wrong, and they fail in a real […]
The kick. I have spent a lot of time lately watching Chinese martial art movies (and man, can they make good movies in China now). In a time long gone by, it seems the Asian Martial Arts were the dominant force in world martial art education. But, as I often talk about PramekRadio, this is […]
In this video, Matt shows you a method of increasing your knee mobility!
The Pramek staff is on vacation…we will return on Monday the 16th.
The physics of dive defense. Often times we see struggling when defending against a waist grab or dive because the mechanics and physics need adjusting. In this lecture, from our ‘Combative Rotation’ manual, Matt deep dives the physics, and we even give you a link to see it in action in a video from 3 […]
If you aren’t following Matt on Instagram, you are missing out on great videos like this. Tonight’s work out was 50 wave squats, then 5 minutes of knee shifting like discussed in the videos & as well as The Gear, then 25 wave squats to a knee stretch and back. The key is to work […]
This isn’t a fitness video of people lifting weights holding a pistol – this video combines the scientific process of CCIA (Combine, Coordination, Integrate, Assimilate) from Pramek with the firearms instruction of Sage Dynamics. F3 is a method of fitness that constantly reinforces proper technique while making a shooter faster, more accurate, and stronger. Matt […]
We are extremely proud of Pramek Germany setting up their Facebook page! Check them out at https://www.facebook.com/pramekgermany and say hello, or ‘hallo’!!!! We checked our online translator and it read ‘awesome!’
I have been to a lot of seminars. Over the past 15 years I have seen demonstration, gone to more demonstrations, learned at more seminars, and taught at more seminars than I can count. Seriously – I can’t keep track. I have always been a big fan of music, and my sister is a musician […]
Before you grab, you have to select a goal. In this video, Matt Powell teaches and demonstrates the primary answer in how to select a goal when grabbing: why are you grabbing?
The push/pull method of breaking balance is a popular one – but doesn’t always work effectively. Many use it, but in real life, it crumbles under the stress of a resistant enemy or opponent. In this video from our recent Salinas, CA seminar at Wolf Fitness Systems, we show the steps to effectively using the […]
The video preview to ‘Breaking Balance: The Science of Human Equilibrium’ has arrived! This manual is truly universal and applicable to any martial art – because it is built on the science of physics! With over an hour of embedded videos and pages of notes, diagrams, and instruction – this interactive manual is unlike any […]
My family has bad backs. I’ve grown up with it and in my 20’s I began having back problems. The problem becomes in your 20’s, when you’re invincible, you don’t worry about it…in your 30’s you begin to. If you’re me, you just take the pain as it comes. You hurt, you cut back on […]
Not many things bring me to tears, but as I look at the 108th anniversary of Pi Kappa Phi, I well up. I can only hope that my life’s work, Pramek, brings the same level of principle to people who will never know my Fraternity’s path. The mistakes of young men learning their role, and […]
So you want to listen to Pramek radio…but you aren’t sure how. You have three options: 1. Listen to it while you search. If you want to listen while you search, it’s easy. Just click the ‘Click Here to Open in a New Window and Listen‘ below the episode. 2. Download it and listen to […]
I often watch movies that have an older theme. Not the black and whites, as they tend to have poor acting as opposed to today’s learned actors who have gone through many schools to learn method acting and the like. I watch them because I feel a sense of nostalgia for day’s long gone. I watch […]
This blog post is related to an earlier blog post on female security. But, the most important point is that the blue gun is not a real gun. Most martial arts train blue guns and fake guns constantly. This leads to unrealistic training methods, and massive numbers of disarms which are not realistic, nor attainable […]
I once had someone tell me that the best compliment is getting copied. It sounds really nice – until you are. I recently had someone send me a video of another art doing the wedge, teaching the wedge. It literally was my words being used. At first I chuckled, then I thought, ‘OK, at some […]