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    I'd also like to add, in regards to the 'culture,' I'm not saying people do 52 to promote prison culture. In fact, Lyte Burly and Rahmel Scott are trying to bring about positivity, mutual respect, and wholesomeness through their martial art by giving kids a direction and outlet.

    Again, part of what I like about this is that this 52 movement embodies a lot of what TMA is supposed to prior to vast mcdojo-fication.

    Quote Originally Posted by DdlR View Post
    We had some epic 52 Blocks threads back in the day, mostly consisting of myself and a few other lonely souls saying "this stuff is interesting" and vast hordes of rabid bullies mocking the very idea (sight unseen).
    Yeah, I actually saw it back then and wrote it off as stupid. But as I've learned more about martial arts and gotten better at them, I've grown more open minded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DdlR View Post
    We had some epic 52 Blocks threads back in the day, mostly consisting of myself and a few other lonely souls saying "this stuff is interesting" and vast hordes of rabid bullies mocking the very idea (sight unseen).
    Never understimate the e-power of BJJ whitebelts and MT noobs hordes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by strikistanian View Post
    I'd also like to add, in regards to the 'culture,' I'm not saying people do 52 to promote prison culture. In fact, Lyte Burly and Rahmel Scott are trying to bring about positivity, mutual respect, and wholesomeness through their martial art by giving kids a direction and outlet.
    The Constellation guys are doing the same thing, basically leveraging the association with hip hop culture into an anti-drugs/pro-fitness and leadership message for at-risk young men. Win/win.

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    Quote Originally Posted by strikistanian View Post
    I'd also like to add, in regards to the 'culture,' I'm not saying people do 52 to promote prison culture. In fact, Lyte Burly and Rahmel Scott are trying to bring about positivity, mutual respect, and wholesomeness through their martial art by giving kids a direction and outlet.

    Again, part of what I like about this is that this 52 movement embodies a lot of what TMA is supposed to prior to vast mcdojo-fication.
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