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 […]
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 […]
Can you survive an attack at the vehicle? In this excerpt of one of our most popular videos ever, Matt and a student walk you through what it takes to survive an attack at the vehicle. Remember, join the newsletter for 25% off before you buy! Prepare to survive when a car jacking, kidnapping, or […]
The video people have asked for for years… Topics include -Types of knives and the most dangerous kind. – New ways to look at fighting with the knife and defending against one -The fundamentals of knife fighting. -Types of knives and the most dangerous kind of knife -Using a knife like a firearm to stop […]
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 […]
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 […]
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?’ […]
Combat – it seems so chaotic. It happens so fast we often forget that it’s two people who are predictable by their actions and mechanics. With analysis, combat suddenly becomes more understandable and organized by systems. In this free video 22 minutes of the 1.5 hour Organizing the Fight, you’ll see how we begin to […]
This is a fight stopper our combatives fans will enjoy, from our upcoming TLT series. The strike was done at 40% strength and carefully on a very capable student. This is a strike you must be careful in training and we assume no liability by your training or use.
Where do you place your hands during conversation? When we don’t have our hands up, we should have them ready for an incoming push or grab. In this video Matt discusses low hand placement and how to use it to gain the upper edge.
We posted The Gear in full on Youtube. If you like it, make sure you buy more of our products in the shop, they are all of this quality.
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 […]
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 […]
How do grabs work – Matt shows you from a recent seminar.
Matt discusses the finer mechanics of a wrist release, why we drag an opponent, and how fight training is like kettlebell lifting.
Are you training your neurology to be better on the gun? Matt Powell of Pramek and Aaron Cowan of Sage Dynamics combine for the first firearms focused fitness video. It’s all about getting faster, stronger, and more accurate using specialized exercises designed around firearms.
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 […]
Why do some techniques not work in real life? It’s a matter of neurology, physiology, and math. Matt shows you why your techniques are limited and perishable…and how to overcome forgetting techniques in combat.