Dr. John Landry and I talk about combat knives, and the strengths and weaknesses of choosing a fixed versus a folding blade. Knives are a popular topic these days, which is why we chose to make this video. I’ve always been a folder guy, with my Spyderco Harpy at the ready, but Dr. Landry will […]
What is the IFS? Years ago I began working on the biomechanics of a sound stance – one that would be the initial stance for not only Pramek, but any martial art. So, I created our fighting stance – mechanically sound, protects vital parts of the body, and preserves equilibrium. But, in 2012 – I […]
The below video was posted of a seminar in Salinas, CA. I got an email from a student….it read: ‘Why are you teaching strikes like that? I thought you had an RMA background. You should know that staying relaxed will create better strikes than rigid. Your combative striking videos showed a lot of flow, why […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
There are a lot of ‘demonstrations’ of knife defense drills online, but very few are realistic. Usually the situation is perfect, the video highly edited for the perfect example, the student is smaller than the instructor and well coached on how to act, there is little to no true resistance. The knife attack defense is […]
Matt is back on Talking Lead! In this hilarious episode, Matt and Lefthand run the gamut with knife defense, spring break as kids, the nature of anger, and the new way to solve combat: rock, paper, scissors! Click here to tune in! Want to hear more of Matt on Talking Lead? Check these episodes […]
Confined spaces, it’s horrifying. Anyone who has ever been forced into a wall knows – it’s a scary place to be. Available now in the shop, Against the Wall will take you deeper into the concept of close quarters and winning in the confined space than any videos out there.
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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 […]
In 2007 I taught at Fl Bliss for various military units. I was at the cusp of realizing I was far gone from RMA, Kadochnikov Style, but still wrestling with the elements of what worked and what did not. At this seminar, unbeknownst to the participants, I decided Pramek was not ready for public release… […]
Last year in Salinas we had the question… ‘Why do you say contact instead of a grab.’ In this video Matt discusses the difference.
Welcome to class…in this class, we talk take downs – taking last week’s class and bringing it strike defense. Topics include in this over 45 minute class – Using the foot as a rotation point – Finding clarity in the face of strikes – Levers against the legs and lower body – Why you should […]
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 […]
For sale in the shop now for $10! 30 minutes of instruction, including: – What is ‘picking the lock’ in a grab release and the options it gives. – Turning grab releases into takedowns with two different transitions.. – The mechanics of releases. – Levering to remove equilibrium. – Countering the counter attack. – Working […]
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 […]
Beginning our new series, Virtual Class is HD instruction from weekly classes in Atlanta. Ranging from 30-45 minutes in length, shot with HD cameras and students cameras, these videos are indepth, organic, and sometimes hilarious instructional’s on a variety of topics. One question we are often asked, ‘How does Pramek use the martial art elbow?’ […]