Posted on Posted in blog, Functional Fitness, Learning, Martial art

If you bought our video, Organizing The Fight (, you might have noticed a really strong guy who was my training partner throughout. Arash has been a Pramek stalwart for a long time, and what he lacks in graceful mechanics he makes up in heart and power. So, it is with a swollen heart that […]

Science. A head start.

Posted on Leave a commentPosted in Becoming the Alpha, Biomechanics, blog, Learning, Lifestyle, On Combatives, Psychology, Science, Setting goals, Tactical, The CLM, The DPT, The EPL, Training

  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 […]

Weapons and the Ground

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One of the most frustrating things to watch when people teach ground movement and weapons…is the weapons become secondary to the movement. This is how you can tell if someone is trained on the weapon…or trained on the movement. Movement becomes subservient to the weapon and the safety and direction of the weapon. If you […]

What is Transitional Lethal Tactics

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Welcome to TLT…Transitional Lethal Tactics. Dr. John Landry, who gained his PhD in adult learning and was editor for two our our CLM manuals, has more than 25 years of law enforcement experience, spanning from patrol to detective, undercover, SWAT, and law enforcement academy director. Dr. Landry and Matt (our founder) have coordinated together for […]

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 […]

Spartan Training Gear review (indepth)

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Spartan Training gear is refining the way combatives is taught…from martial art spot to simunitions, Spartan Gear raises the standard of what today’s training equipment is. In this video, Matt takes his own personal gear, from the helmet to the leg protection, and everything in between and shows you the in’s and out’s of the […]