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    Pretty much all of the RMA guys I guess.

    I don't know - though fist fights in general seem quite popular there :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobP
    Pretty much all of the RMA guys I guess.

    I don't know - though fist fights in general seem quite popular there :-)
    Does that particular style/rules have a name?

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    No, it's just a general part of Russian martial arts afaik.

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    Quote Originally Posted by meng_mao
    Disagree. Wing Chun is way linear.
    To me, it looked somewhat like the way people move when they're doing the 'Biu Tze' from Wing Chun, swinging the body around, throwing elbows over the top.

    The 'linear' way of moving in Wing Chun is how it is in the first two forms.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RobP
    It's a type of Russian boxing, incorporated into most of the modern Russian MA. Elliptical strikes - you see something similar with some of the Russian NHB guys too. The actual clip on my site that is taken from is "traditional Russian arts"

    http://www.systemauk.com/video/TRAD.WMV

    Nothing to do with wing chun or kung fu or karate BTW

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    IIRC there was a thread on bullshido a while ago about Russian/former 'eastern bloc' MMA fighters throwing 'looping' punches.
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    Now I reveal the secret I've been withholding. This is a typical Omar maneuver to avoid biasing the responses too much.

    I have ZERO first hand knowledge about the mythical 52 blocks, but from reading descriptions of it, this is what it might look like. I'm still waiting on a response from Tom Green, but maybe RobG will come around and drop a comment on it?

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    Hate to resurrect this thread, but Tom Green (prof of anthro at Texas A&M, http://anthropology.tamu.edu/faculty/green/profile.htm), finally got back to me with a little video.

    A former jailee in the NY prison system speaks about 52 and shows off a tiny bit of it in this youtube video. Start watching at 2:09, where a guy explains in jail, you had to be good with your hands.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNrny...related&search

    Compare that little demo to the two russian guys. It's similar. But nothing as jaw dropping as jaw-dropping as the 5 ancestors set vs. karate resemblance.
    52 blocks documentary: arrived

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