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    Originally posted by DdlR View Post
    I'm sorry, but that's errant nonsense. Published fight accounts and training manuals produced long before Jackson's era clearly demonstrate that the 1-2 combination was basic to the art of boxing well before he was born.

    would you please direct me to some of those fight accounts.

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      Originally posted by mr.thraz View Post
      would you please direct me to some of those fight accounts.

      not being a jerk.

      just looking for the stuff your talking about.

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        Just updating this monstrous and probably long-forgotten thread to note that, nearly a decade after the brief "heyday" of the 52 Blocks online, I've finally seen the art up close and personal, as taught by an expert.

        I'm currently vacationing in NYC and this afternoon I traveled with my 29 year old son and 17 year old nephew to a Bronx boxing gym and met with Daniel Marks. Daniel contributed some of the most valuable posts in this thread many years ago as "BrotherD". He went on to produce documentaries on the 52s and to spearhead an initiative to use the art to turn young men away from drugs and gang culture. He's a charismatic, articulate and very skilled teacher, moving easily between coaching a kids' boxing class to initiating my son and nephew into the basics of the 52 Blocks.

        I was very impressed with the art itself. The 52s include all the hallmarks of sophisticated body mechanics and fighting tactics that you'd associate with more mainstream methods, but it also has an almost uniquely personal, improvisational flavor. As we established long ago in this thread, it isn't really a codified "style" and it's hard to picture it being taught in a standardized, commercial setting. Daniel takes the history, ethos and culture of the 52s very seriously and he mentioned that he's pulled back from publicizing the art because so many unqualified people jumped on the bandwagon circa 2010.

        Anyway, if you find yourself in NYC and sincerely want to experience the old-school 52 Blocks, I highly recommend Daniel Marks as an instructor.

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          I'd also like to say I cannot recommend Lyte Burly enough. Being able to train with him with person really is the best way to learn. I love MA videos but thats more like "porn" for martial artists haha

          It's a really special art, and I think we're starting to see different "styles" develop, Lyt's style is different than Lord Rahmel/Mr52's another local NYC master and Diallo Frazier who's from the West Coast seems legit and has a slightly different approach to the art.



          Edit wrong thread my bad meant to respond to this:https://www.bullshido.net/forums/sho...=128047&page=2
          Last edited by Bruiser; 11/09/2019 12:31am, .

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