5/27/2005 4:17am, #1
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jail house rocks aka 52 hand blocks
Anyone heard of the 52 hand system?
someone on streetgangs.com that did time wrote;
when fights break out youre usually stuck in a tight circle (closed quaters) because of the enviorment inside the machine (prison) as well when outside in the world. i read that article, it says its exclusive to Brooklyn but i learned it in Rikers from the God Divine from Queens Bridge. Floyd Mayweather demonstrates a few of the stances in Raekwon's 100 rounds video. Its basically the art of dodging and blocking punches, kicks, etc (imagine someone dodging and weaving while throwing punches and elbows at the same time, its making your defense your offense as well) without moving but using your arm.elbow.hands.and fore arms. theres various stances and tactics for use when going against someone who has a weapon. Basically its being able to fight without moving outside your physical cipher (a cricle the width and circumfrence of your feet spread out to shoulder length). it too hard to explain without showing but best believe if you master the 52 hand blocks youll be able to withstand almost every attack within the prison system when put in a tight situation and u have no weapon. I seen a cat hold off three latin kings (one of em had a shank) for almost 5 minutes (which is a long time in a free fight) until the turtles started tossin tear gas. hope that helped you out 1. Theres some talks of Hopkins and Tyson and this kat named Baby Shabazz getting 2getha and writing a manuscript on the technique
A writer followed around an OG from Brooklyn and wrote a book called
Street Kingdom, which contains one or two short parts about his friend
using 52. t's definitely possible that it has not traveled outside of NY's
jails, since these gangsters were very xenophobic and didn't want
anyone to get an edge on them. Additionally, this fighting system
has died down as gangsters have gone from hand violence to
using guns on the streets, so 52 has not been passed on anymore,
which means very few people are left who know it.
another sparring tool I heard they use is slap boxing, which can be found on alot of innder city playgrounds. its like sparring in a way but without gloves and you dont hit full force. They also have various items in prison that they sue to substitute for pads/gloves/etc.
Interesting note: the man in Street Kingdom knew Mike Tyson as a teen,
and said he was a vicious ************ in jail. If you look at his fight
against Bonecrusher, the author claims that Tyson's forearm blocks and
stophits are a technique from 52.
5/27/2005 4:21am, #2
asdfghjjkhkjhjnkTough is not how you act, tough is how you train.
5/27/2005 4:50am, #3
Afgskhjk, hsthgdjsd strangler 4e56dgjhj?
5/27/2005 4:51am, #4Originally Posted by ZeddyTough is not how you act, tough is how you train.
5/27/2005 5:09am, #5
combat sports hobbyist
5/27/2005 5:11am, #6Originally Posted by locu5Tough is not how you act, tough is how you train.
5/27/2005 5:25am, #7
Why do you do this, kid? Seriously. The stuff you're obsessed with, it passes the 'just doing it to get you guys all riled up lol' line. You need to just find a nice guy to make you feel pretty.
5/27/2005 5:36am, #8
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what do you mean why? Isnt this site designed to boast up the effective fighting systems of the world? Wouldnt a system that gets tested every day for real against people with shanks fit the bill?
5/27/2005 10:01am, #9
It has been opinined that MF is in fact Strangler.
This may or may not be true -- I can't do my usual ARNIS searches at work -- but the pattern fits.
In the odd chance that this is NOT Strangler, I am simply going to Trollshidown this individual. He/she/it can contact me by PM if they are not the individual in question.
Thank you and good night.Monkey Ninjas! Attack!
5/27/2005 10:11am, #10
I've heard of this system.
Aside from the physical techniques of offense and defense it is actually rooted in ancient teachings. Through proper breath control they can relax their sphyncter so that they are impervious to permanent damage from gang rapes. They also have meditative excersizes that allow them to reach a hieghtened state of awareness through Mushin, and find a happy place. This is especially usefull during those above mentioned gang rapes, or extended visits to solitary confinement.