The statement ‘stab them in the face’ has gotten quite popular as of late – with Pramek students spreading it, podcasts repeating it, and the 2A/firearms crowd beginning the say it at seminars. So, why not publish some of the video that started it? In these excerpts from the hour long video, Matt walks private […]
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 […]
Instructor Cody Skillen, of Winnipeg, works through sword drills utilizing the CLM. Listen closely to the instruction! Here’s some notes from Cody: Most ‘systems’ are technique menus in need of reverse engineering to revive the essence of them. to do this you need to develop proper practice. A good drill has a few criteria 1) […]
Matt is still teaching, still training. If you want to hear new interviews with Matt, it’s easy…. Click here and listen to lots of new interviews with Matt. All of these interviews are about the brain, neurology, learning, and training! You’ll find out how much Pastless applies to […]
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 […]
Friends… 2016 comes to an end and I wanted to give you a report on it and make some really important announcements. This year you’ll notice was not an active year compared to years past. 2007-2015 were slammed with content, video releases, seminars, 200 videos on Youtube, manuals, instructors, coordination with great companies like Sage […]
Pramek’s own, Dr. John Landry’s, new article on the concepts behind a fixed versus a folder. We have a video about this releasing soon, but this is a great article to get your mental juices flowing. A lot of people have said, ‘But I can’t carry that where I live’ and here’s our answer to […]
Matt teams up with Sage Dynamics to discuss pistol disarm reality. Working with Aaron Cowan of Sage, Matt and Aaron go through the concepts of self-defense against the firearms, both armed and unarmed. Matt covers the unarmed, Aaron the armed, and then they discuss the realities of pistol disarm training.
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 […]
If you’ve never seen the Pulse, be ready to understand why Pramek is such a different system of training than any other. While many systems talk about ‘biomechanics’ and ‘efficiency’, Matt breaks down the concepts into easy to understand bites in this video from 2012 – detailing the nature of energy, efficiency, and movement in […]
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Last year we did a lot of knife videos. I was extremely proud of our Virtual Class on Knife Defense. as well as the videos we did with Sage Dynamics on the subject – especially the reality of disarming a knife, as seen here where I attempt to disarm a knife from Chris’s hands. I […]
Answering another question from the Pramek System Facebook about the reality of the standing rear naked choke in street fights and combatives. Dave demonstrates and explains a reversal, and then they discuss sport fighting versus reality, and the reality of standing versus seated rear naked chokes.
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Preview coming! The full 2 hours of Breaking Balance in a two video series! Due to the problems many had with the original Breaking Balance Interactive Manual, we have decided to release Breaking Balance as a full video: HEq. Make sure you pick it up now here! Topics include the following: Video 1 (1 hr) […]
Standing Joint Locks… Do they work? Pramek Instructor Dave Dempsey walks us through the concepts of the standing joint lock and what the realities of these holds are in reality.
Matt teams up with Dr. John Landry, an over 20+ year law enforcement veteran and well-known defensive tactics instructor, to talk about what do you do when the pistol doesn’t fire. Handgun self-defense doesn’t always include a round successfully discharging. When there is a failure, you need to have options. In this video Dr. Landry […]
Had a lot of people ask me…’Matt, when will we see new content?’ So, let me be candid – two decades in, and with Pramek at more than a decade now, I needed to take the early part of this year to get Pastless.net launched. It’s been an exciting few months, releasing two new personal […]
Recently I read a post by an MMA instructor stating, ‘Why are people making things more difficult than they are? Punch someone in the face…a punch is a punch, a face is a face. It’s not all this biomechanics and thought. Don’t overcomplicate what you are doing.’ I chuckled, wondering how many times this […]