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Notech wrote

52 Blocks is still based on boxing so self train is possible. Equipment wise, it doesn't require anything except hand wraps, box gloves and speed bag. Punch bag and dummy could be DIY. And spar bar. For movement and dodging training, it's similar to Kali with a technique called slip rope: get a hand wrap or just some rope and hang it across the room, stretch it out, hang it as high as your shoulder, and train like this, be dynamic. For stance movement, skipping rope helps.

Though sparring with a dummy isn't as effective as with another person, still ok while train alone.

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mofongo wrote

How important do you consider lower body movements to practice the art in an acceptable form?

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Notech wrote

Footwork is extremely important, constantly on the move so that your target won't find your blind spot. Train on cardio. However kick is not the focus of the fighting because it can be easily countered or get you decapitated, which 52 Blocks reserves at least two techniques that incorporate brutal leg catching-and-breaking. Moreover, trading kicks often wear out your cardio quickly. 52 Blocks specifically trains you to work in gross motor movement, unlike any other systems where you only train or spar in fine motor skill. Gross motor implying that your muscles won't work the same way as it supposed to be when under stress or suppression, so trading kicks at your opponent will intensify your gross motor movement.