CLM 4, other than discussing a new training methodology, asks an important question…’why?’ When you read CLM 4, it may make you question a lot of what you have learned in martial art. Why? That’s exactly the question…why? Why have you studied? Why do you act as you do? When you ask why…you can learn […]
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 […]
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 […]
Ready for some mind-blowing radio? Learn about the founding of Pramek, what makes it different, Matt’s new venture with Pastless and his new book UNDO! Click below and listen as Matt steps into The Midnight Ocean! https://soundcloud.com/user-897774271/with-mathew-powell
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) […]
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 […]
The Pramek CoE is a concept used in the CLM series. It’s a means of understanding how students learn and where they are in their learning. The following is an excerpt of CLM 3… The Cone of Experience, or in Pramek terminology, ‘CoE’, attempts to demonstrate communication and level of understanding from the form of […]
Last year in Salinas we had the question… ‘Why do you say contact instead of a grab.’ In this video Matt discusses the difference.
(originally published on September 28th, 2014) This one is a long time coming and needs to be written. Flame war, engage. But this is about business, not people or personalities. As many know from the Pramek Radio podcast, I am not a fan of EFO or empty force methods. I have even said publicly for […]
The grapevine – one of the simplest ground techniques around. But, what is it in physics? How can you use physics to make it work? Click here for your free download of this easy to understanding manual!
Defense around Vehicles has arrived. What if someone tried to assault, carjack, kidnap, or rape you at your vehicle? What would you do? We take video instruction to a whole new level, with ‘Training Freeze’, lectures, real world scenarios with Spartan Training Gear, and the most up to date methods of surviving an attack at […]
How do grabs work – Matt shows you from a recent seminar.
In this video, Matt shows you a method of increasing your knee mobility!
Famous American Martial Arts instructor recognizes the power of breathing exercises Matt Powell, a successful martial arts instructor from the USA kindly shared his experience on using the Frolov device: «I began using the Frolov device in 2000 in coordination with my martial art training. I heard it mentioned by a teacher of mine and decided to buy one. I noticed the benefits immediately for my overall respiratory health. I just […]
Matt discusses the finer mechanics of a wrist release, why we drag an opponent, and how fight training is like kettlebell lifting.
From Monderno.com ‘It is not enough to think we own the ground we stand on. A criminal or aggressor is not a psychic reading our thoughts – they must read what they see. When they see a confident individual they must decide if they will come into the space that the confidence exists within and […]
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 got a new shipment of Spartan gear this week. It’s the Elite gear…it’s so comfortable Matt decided he’s never taking it off. In all seriousness, Spartan Gear will take your training to the next level. Many times our students, in zero protective gear, or general boxing gear, will hold back in their training because […]