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WLS 132 – Self Defense Month – Combatives

WLS 132 - Self Defense Month - Combatives

w/ Matt Powell

episode-tile-Recovered-RecoveredWelcome to the We Like Shooting show, Episode 131 – this week is part three of a 4 part series discussing self defense, our guest is Matt Powell from Pramek, let’s get started!

Our cast as always starts with

  • A Do it yourself YouTuber and formerly a do it yourself redtuber-  Savage1r
  • Former Marine and owner of River’s Edge Tactical. A man who likes his women like he likes his house, dirty with a touch of fecal matter on everything – Jeremy Pozderac
  • A precision rifle builder that had so much fun on his valentine’s date, he had her in bed before 9pm, because she fell asleep on the date.   – Nick Lynch
  • Next up, the self proclaimed Machine Gun Moses, He loves valentine’s day as it is the only time of year where no one judges him for eating a giant human shaped chocolate heart. – Aaron Krieger.
  • The guest panelist tonight has made us all care about the history of firearms, Othais from C&Rsenal
  • Our guest panelist tonight is the spokesman of Illinois gigolos, you may know him from such videos as “Transform your love” and “When your lust transforms into love”, the proprietor of Manticore Arms, Sven Jonnson
  • My name is Shawn, happy post V-day and I get the privilege of introducing our guest, he is the Creator of Pramek, an organization studying science and combatives.  With hundreds of videos, DVD’s and 6 books, they teach the science of martial art learning and training, please welcome Matt Powell from Pramek!

Questions for guest. (Unarmed combatives, knives, etc.)

First tell us about yourself.

  • Shawn – Most of us are shooters. Some of us spend time training with guns. Why is it important that we spend time training without guns?
  • Shawn – What are the fundamentals of unarmed combat?
  • Sven – can a smaller person (i..e  5’6” me or my 4’11” wife) prevail against a larger person (i..e 6’7” jeremy)  and are the odds stacked in the favor of the larger person, all things being equal?
  • Savage1r – What to look for in an instructor/what to avoid?
  • Shawn – What is your recommended defense for fat people and defense against fat people.
  • Nick: thoughts on kubatons and self defense pens (for chris)
  • nick: thoughts on otf knives?
  • Savage1r – Can you explain to the audience the difference between traditional martial arts and MMA or practical martial arts?
  • Keys to defending against a knife?
  • Keys to defending with a knife?
  • Aaron: +If you are in combat with someone and notice they have an erection, how does one respond to that? (I’m asking for a friend)

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where we talk about stuff that we have, want and need!


  • savage1r: Ozark Trail Knife and Multitool
  • Aaron – Gerber 06 Fast Tanto Blade
    • Lanyard hole
    • glass break
    • assist opening with sliding lock
    • G-10 handle scales
    • 3.8 inch blade
    • weight 5.7 oz
    • 88.00 retail
  • Jeremy – SOG Trident, also being a giant
  • Shawn – Kershaw scrambler $69 – moving over to some ZT for a while. Right now carrying:
    • ZT 0909
    • Flipper on KVT bearings – Designed by Les George
    • Very comfortable in the hand
    • 4” blade
    • G-10 handle scales
    • Deep carry pocket clip
    • Lanyard holes
    • Comfortable in both overhand and underhand grips
    • $229 retail
  • Nick – Kershaw Skyline
  • Rhody- SOG Flash 1


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About The Author

Shawn Herrin

As a certified NRA instructor, fervent shooter and IPSC competitor, safe, responsible, ethical and legal gun use are my passions. Whether handloading, practicing, studying or reviewing items, I am constantly focused on guns and shooting. Staunch supporter of the Bill of Rights and very proud American.

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