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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
    I also found:
    http://stickgrappler.tripod.com/52/52.html

    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 motherfucker 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.

    #2
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    Tough is not how you act, tough is how you train.

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      #3
      Afgskhjk, hsthgdjsd strangler 4e56dgjhj?

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        #4
        Originally posted by Zeddy
        Afgskhjk, hsthgdjsd strangler 4e56dgjhj?
        MUUURRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR
        Tough is not how you act, tough is how you train.

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          #5
          whores everywhere!!!
          Locu5
          combat sports hobbyist

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            #6
            Originally posted by locu5
            whores everywhere!!!
            LOL BUT NOT NEAR STRANGLER APPARENTLY
            Tough is not how you act, tough is how you train.

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              #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.

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                #8
                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?

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                  #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!

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                    #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.

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                      #11
                      I'll vouch that MurderFactory isn't Strangler.
                      He made a post about 52 blocks on Sherdog,
                      to which I replied. Then he bit my post and put it
                      here as info :).

                      MF, you'll find very few people who believe in 52 here,
                      since there's no satisfactory evidence of it. If you want
                      to know about it, your best bet is to contact Doug Century,
                      the author of the Street Kingdom, and ask him if he ever got
                      that film crew together to tape it.

                      MF, if you're really interested in 52, I have a clip of a traditional
                      russian MA that looks like 52, based on the description of
                      it in Street Kingdom.
                      Last edited by meng_mao; 5/27/2005 12:18pm, .
                      52 blocks documentary: arrived

                      "Joe Lauzon looks like a quiet, Internet guy..." -- Dana White

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                        #12
                        The Wu can make your 52 hand blocks useless.
                        Locu5
                        combat sports hobbyist

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by locu5
                          The Wu can make your 52 hand blocks useless.
                          Shit yeah.
                          Tough is not how you act, tough is how you train.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Yrkoon9
                            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.
                            Plus, it lets you smuggle cigars in your rectum, and allows you to not mind the flavor.
                            Canuckyokushin:

                            These women can do back flips right over my head and still land on there feet .GRrrrrrrr!

                            feedback:

                            THAT'S NOTHING, I USED TO KNOW SOME 12 YEAR-OLDS WHO COULD FIT INSIDE A SUITCASE AND STAY ALIVE FOR 7 OR WAS IT 6 HOURS

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                              #15
                              I don't know how useful the 52 blocks are and whatnot, but here in GA it's called the 52 shuffle or 52's for short. This old partner of mine show me some it when he got out of the state pin after 8 years. He seemed to know what he was doing to me, but said that he was nothing compared to some of the lifers he mate. Some of the moves he showed me there were no need for a punch just elbows, knees, and headbutts. Not saying that no punches are used, he did show some, just not needed. According to him 52s are the number of times you should be able to hit somebody knockedout before they hit the ground. In other words it's a contest. Knockout the joker with the 1st to 3rd hit, and see how many more times you can hit them before they fall.

                              As far as I know many guys I saw fight as a kid in jr. high up through high school were using this style. I just didn't know the name. And yeah all of them spent time in the state pin.

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