Ok, so I’ve just spent a little time wandering about some 52blocks videos and had never heard of that stuff before, I’m wondering if anyone else has either?!
From what I’ve discovered this is Caribbean / Southern US fighting technique with a long established history in black culture, suppressed through slavery and developed to its maximum in the prison system. Now I didn’t know any of that, but what was more surprising to learn is the apparent connection with breaking basics and the ’52’ basic fighting stance, performed within an invisible square which forms the basis of its moves. Anyways…
Fwape is promoting the positive message of 52 blocks from a technique steeped with a negative history. And doing a fine job of it, it appears. Hats off to them. BBoys should click and get aquainted with their history.
However whilst trawling the internetwebland I stumbled across the skill of training ‘Bar-Tendaz’ stylee, from what I can make out, born from the prison system, by way of exercising all day long on horizontal bars, without being in the traditional and (albeit dangerous) position of being trapped underneath a set of dumb bells. Which isn’t such a good thing if a little tweak of a missunderstanding (ie: a brawl) breaks out and you’re clamped down with 2 dozen leads weights stuck across your nipples.
Sooo…. in a completely non flipping related post… I give you ‘1-2-3 BAR-TENDAZ!!’ And picking which one to present here was a nightmare.. follow through and watch few. They’re incredible.