Phil Elmore Takes On 52 Blocks
With lots of emphasis on the Africanness of it all:
YouTube- The Myth of "52 Blocks" or "Jailhouse Rock"
On the one hand, yeah, 52 Blocks has been widely debunked here:
"52 Hand Blocks"?? - No BS MMA and Martial Arts
jail house rocks aka 52 hand blocks - No BS MMA and Martial Arts
52 Blocks in the NY Times - No BS MMA and Martial Arts
Is 52 Blocks For REal? - No BS MMA and Martial Arts
On the other hand, Elmore mostly dwells on the blackness of it all, to the exclusion of any real debunking. It's quite startling even to me, who have seen Elmore's racism rear its remarkably ugly head in the past. The constant background of gangsta rap, the repeated cries of the alleged racism in not teaching this art to whites, and the generally whiny tone of the narration actually make me want to learn this art just to shut him up.