In Pramek, science is the equalizer. One must adapt what they are learning to their abilities, and the teacher must do the same through science.
Adaptive Combatives uses a process called ‘imprinting.’ Imprinting teaches the student how to adapt fighting methods to their own ability…creating their own way of surviving that fits the student.
This is done with science – the lever, the screw, human equilibrium, the wedge…true science.
Pramek’s lineage dates back to the late Alexei Kadochnikov (RIP), the Grandfather of modern Russian style. Kadochnikov System, one of the only martial art systems in the world to have it’s own patents and it’s founder to be honored with a National Treasure status, was the first martial art system to be wholly based in ‘science’. Kadochnikov, having a martial art background from his military service, in the 1960’s attended mechanical engineering school. It was there, he learned of NA Berstein’s studies in biomechanics. He combined all three topics, martial art (primarily combat sambo and Spiridnovian sambo), with the physical sciences and biological sciences such as biomechanics and kinematics. Unlike many Russian styles, which have a ‘traditional’ and ethnic base, Kadochnikov based his style only in science.
After our Matt Powell left the Kadochnikov System and other systems, Pramek was founded. You can learn more about this in our ABOUT
page. In the beginning, Pramek combatives built on Kadochnikov’s work to create a system more palatable to the West, while also embracing other styles of martial art. Later, Pramek developed it’s own methodology, techniques, teaching methods, and create the first true post-Russian style system. Combined with real world experience through law enforcement, military, and private security, Pramek Combatives, our ‘martial art’, is focused heavily on combatives – not spot, not lifestyle arts, but pure combatives.
Pramek Combatives is the application of two Pramek methods, the:
- CLM – our teaching methodology
- UOS – our combative sciences
- Move – our combative based movement system
Pramek Combatives, what we call ‘martial art-ish’ is a style of comabatives unlike any in the world, moving beyond it’s predecessors using the CLM which leads to fast retention by students.