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52 Blocks DVD Set Special - Just $52
 

52 Blocks Basic Training Vol.1
Coaches Lyte Burly and Pete Kautz cover essential drills for 52 such as the rolling punch, shoeshine drills, blocks and counter punches, head movement, sensitivity drills and the science behind why the blocks work to trick the eye!
(80 Minutes, Just $20)

 

52 Blocks Footwork
Coach Lyte Burly covers footwork drills that will turbo-charge your feet and put wheels under all the blocks and strikes that you've learned so far. You've seen Lyte's footwork in countless YouTube sparring and training clips, now gain these skills for yourself!
(55 Minutes, Just $25)

 

52 Blocks Advanced Footwork
Coach Lyte Burly covers advanced two-man footwork drills with special guest Dink the Professor from the UK. Bonus footage of Blocks 11-20 done with the focus mitts is covered as well!
(48 Minutes, Just $25)

 

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Get 52 Blocks Basic Training, Footwork, & Advanced Footwork as a set and get a free bonus DVD on the use of the Razor Blade in 52 Blocks. Learn how to conceal not just 1 but 2 razor blades in your mouth and spit them out again as well as how to use them with the art. For academic study ONLY - this is shocking information! But having learned the "trick" you will hopefully be better able to defend against such an attack.
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The Art of Footwork

News Flash: 52 Blocks Moves to Texas!

The other day I got a phone call from 52 Blocks master Lyte Burly with some exciting news I wanted to share.

For the last year or so Lyte's been splitting his time between Atlanta, Georgia and NYC but in about a week he'll be moving to San Antonio Texas. He's taking a job teaching out of a MMA gym there so it will be easier then ever before to connect and get in person training!

(I don't know the name of the gym but will post it in a future TT)

One of the great things that everyone can get from 52 Blocks is a better understanding and appreciation of footwork.

"They see the flash of the hands but the real magic is in the feet" as Burly says.

There are only a few basics such as the step, the shuffle, and the pivot. But off of these three and an understanding of the Master Key of the kickstand balance you can build all kinds of steps and shapes. Particularly when you add in the ability to switch leads; something 52 emphasizes.

The switching of leads also helps blend 52 Blocks footwork with that of Kali. When mixed with the triangles and related geometry of Kali you get a wonderful hybrid that works with or without weapons and regardless of which hand a weapon is in.

The better your footwork the less you need to rely on blocking and other forms of active defense and the more you can go directly to counter-striking. Now, instead of double-time actions (block then hit) you are making single-time actions which are impossible to defend if thrown at the right time and angle.

The other advantage of single-time actions is that the opponent can basically throw themselves right into the strike. Think of the stop hit concept of Fencing and Jeet Kune Do. It can hit harder then you expect because of the opponent's forward motion in addition to your own colliding in the moment.

So this week seriously add in some dedicated rounds on your footwork! Do both leads! Move all directions!

If you find your hands are getting bored you can shadow box or do my preference which is to bounce and catch a small rubber ball using all your punches. So you bounce it and catch it with a jab, a cross, etc. It's a really fun game that you can play endless variations of!

Today that was the whole workout - 15 rounds of footwork combined with bouncing and catching. It's great for hand-eye coordination and my legs definitely are feeling the love right now.

Enjoy and all the best,

Pete Kautz

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