How to learn to use nunchaku by yourself

Sure, we would love to say something mysterious and philosophical like… “you don’t choose the nunchaku, the nunchaku chooses you”… but the fact is, you do choose the nunchaku, and it’s an important personal decision, which should be well deliberated.

In order to help you make that decision, we’ve compiled this information about how to chose the best one for you – including choosing the right size, and the right one for your preference and intentions.

But first, it’s always necessary to reiterate:

The nunchaku is a traditional Okinawan weapon, and practice with such weapon is a high risk activity; not be underestimated or mistreated as a toy. As with many traditional martial arts techniques, nunchaku has of course been popularized in modern times, and is now commonly studied and practiced for self-interest, self-defense, competition and leisure – with the weapons having adjusting accordingly to suit.

We always recommend nunchaku use under the supervision or recommendation of a trained professional, who can also help with choosing the right one for you.

Sizes of Nunchaku

Nunchakus are generally 12”, but can also come in other sizes. At Giri we stock a large range of 12” plus an 8” and a 14”. Correct sizing is individual preference though if you are visiting us at our store below are a couple of easy measuring suggestions.

Length: Take the nunchaku and grip the very end, as close to the rope or chain as possible. Run the nunchaku down the length of your forearm with this grip, a correct size should be around about your elbow. This is recommended as the appropriate size for both blocking and maneuvering the nunchaku around your body efficiently.

If you are buying online, a good tip is to measure roughly between the top of your palm to your elbow, and use that as a reference.

Rope/Chain: The connecting rope or chain between the two handles also has a designated length to suit the individual. The way to check this is to place the rope/chain across the top of your palm, and let the handles dangle down either side of your hand. The rope/chain should be approximately 4 finger widths across, or the width of your palm – so that the handles hang horizontally parallel.

How to learn to use nunchaku by yourself

Types of Nunchaku

There are a number of different types of nunchaku, across different materials and design. Of course, there are also many different opinions on what is right, what is wrong, and what is the best for you. Whilst it’s always great to get other opinions – don’t forget: it is what feels right for you, and your individual preference that is most important. There is technically no right or wrong.

Wooden:

Traditionally, nunchaku are wooden, with most utilizing different hardwoods like oak, and lighter versions in rattan. Generally, wooden comes in two shapes or styles:

Round Wooden – popularized by Bruce Lee, these nunchaku are cylindrical, often with engravings on the base for grip.

Octagonal Wooden – the traditional octagonal handles were designed to enhance grip around your finger joints, as well as increase pain in striking with sharper edges.

Foam or Padded (Ideal for youngsters or beginners)

Nunchaku are often made with foam or padded covering, designed to be lighter and more safe to practice with. While professionals might look down their nose, the fact is this softer nunchaku is excellent for youngsters or beginners, as when you’re getting started you’re sure to hit yourself all over.

However, it is important to remember, lighter and softer nunchaku don’t behave in the same way to the heavier styles they are adapted from, and travel through the air at different speeds and in different ways. Be wary of this as you make the adjustment from beginner to more experienced user – for your own safety, and the safety of others.

Other Materials

Nunchaku can also come in rubber, graphite, aluminum and other metal materials, each with their own unique feel. Generally speaking, take caution with light metal materials, as they are more prone to snapping or breaking when colliding with other solid objects when training.

“Which is best?” A hard question to answer, as it really comes down to personal preference. We always recommend our Western Australian customers come down to visit us if possible, and trying out what feels best if you are serious about the art of nunchaku. Alternatively, have a serious think about how you intend to use your nunchaku, and make your decision based on that: e.g. – softer materials for beginners, and harder and faster for more experienced practitioners. Don’t be afraid to contact our friendly and knowledgeable staff for further advice or information

Rope or Chain

The joining between the two handles generally comes in either chain or rope – both with different advantages and disadvantages.

The traditional rope joint makes the nunchaku lighter, and provides the most freedom and flexibility to swing, twist and maneuver your nunchaku. Obviously, the rope material is more susceptible to wear and tear, especially when training blocking and grappling moves regularly against other weapons.

The chain joint is stronger in that sense, but is heavier and slightly slower to bend and twist. A good ball-bearing joint is essential to allow the chain to swivel freely 360 degrees.

Preference of rope or chain is really up to the individual, taking in to consideration how you will be using your nunchaku – and the same goes for different materials and designs.

While there is no right or wrong, there are definitely reasonable considerations to be made depending on your purpose.

At Giri Martial Arts Supplies, we have a great range of nunchaku, incorporating all styles and materials for all applications and standards of nunchaku use. We also provide replacement nunchaku swivel chains and ropes, as well as a range of tutorial DVDs.

If you have any further questions or queries about any of our products, or nunchaku in general, please don’t hesitate to contact us at any time, our friendly and knowledgeable staff welcomes all inquiries!

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How to learn to use nunchaku by yourself

Have you ever watched the classic martial arts movies and seen them using weapons like the nunchaku and wondered how you can learn to use them yourself?

If you are not quite sure what the nunchaku is, if you have ever watched ‘Fist of Fury’ or Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movies, you probably would of seen Bruce Lee or Michelangelo (orange face mask) swinging them around.

Many traditional martial arts have weapons to train with and defend against like swords and knifes, however the Nunchaku, which may be better known as the nunchuck originates from a traditional martial art called Okinawan Kobudo. The nunchaku has two wooden handles joined together with a metal chain and can be effectively used in various ways.

How to learn to use nunchaku by yourself

The reason why the nunchaku is a great weapon is because they can be used to block attacks from other weapons and use to attack too. So, if you are already a martial artist or you just would love to learn the nunchaku like the movie stars, you will have endless hours of fun learning.

However, it is very important to remember the nunchaku is a weapon, so it is good to take the correct precautions for yours and others safety. The best way to start off is to buy a practice pair of nunchaku. The real nunchaku weapon usually come with a wood or metal handles, but a foam handle option would be more suitable for practising at the beginning, as to accidentally hit yourself, it shouldn’t hurt. The foam handle nunchaku are available from most traditional martial arts outlets.

How to use the nunchaku

Start by finding somewhere with plenty of space. Even though they are made of foam, you don’t want to break any valuables at home. When you are ready to start, remember to start off slow.

To learn the basic nunchaku moves watch the video below, or alternatively purchase a book on ‘How to learn to use the nunchaku’.

Twirl them around slowly until you get the feel of them, then practice passing from hand to hand and doing figure of eights. When you get confident, start increasing to speed up. Try the figure of eight, passing it underarm, striking left and right and to stop it by wrapping it around your waist. When you learn these simple moves, you can progress to the more advanced stuff.

In Okinawan Kobudo the traditional nunchaku are made from wood and have been used these for hundreds of years. When you have mastered and are very confident with the foam nunchaku, move on to the traditional wood nunchaku for that real authentic feel.

As they are made from wood rather than foam, they are quite a bit heavier. In same ways this will make it easier as they will be more sturdy and you should have more control, but remember to start off slow again just to get used to them. Then it won’t be long until you will be using them like Bruce Lee on the movies.

July 23, 2016 By SJ 1 Comment

How to learn to use nunchaku by yourself

Nunchaku, often called nunchucks are badass.

Whether you’ve seen them being used in a dojo or on the big screen with Bruce Lee you’ll agree that there’s an immense level of skill required to master the nunchaku, and that’s what makes it an art.
From the ancient ninja days of nunchaku and shuriken (throwing stars) during which time these weapons were used to conquer your adversery to today, in which time nunchaku are still very well alive, and there’s a number of great benefits as to why you too should learn how to handle a pair of nunchucks…

Benefits Of Nunchaku Training

Improved Concentration

You’ll never master the nunchaku if you’re lacking concentration.
The concentration you exert and build via nunchaku training will translate over into your lifting and productivity outside of fitness.

Improved Coordination

Strikes, catches and swings – even as a very beginner will test and build upon your hand eye coordination, if you’re an athlete this will translate to increased coordination on the sporting field.

Strength & Conditioning Gains

Once you’ve got a few basic strikes, spins and catches mastered you’ll really begin to work up a sweat as you piece them together into drills – your heart rate will climb through the roof and you’ll find yourself getting in a great cardio workout while loosening up your wrists and working your forearms.

Working The Creative Mind

Nunchaku training is a form of art, once you’ve learnt the basic strikes and catches along with some beginners drills and combinations you’ll be able to work in your own moves and exert your own creativity.
Not only is this a great way to get the brain thinking and coming up with new ideas, both related to your training and otherwise you’ll find yourself relieving stress and overcoming other obstacles as you swing your nunchaku swiftly around your body.

Practising Persistence

You may have mastered bodyweight movements or jump rope, but once you pick up those nunchaku it’s back to square 1.
You’ll be humbled as you slowly but surely learn new moves, increase your coordination and play techniques together into drills.

You’ll be able to once again set yourself goals and deadlines to keep yourself accountable, and as always if you persevere you’ll achieve mastery of the nunchaku in time.

Learning To Defend Yourself

Nunchaku are not just for show (although the foam nunchaku I recommend training with are harmless) the nunchaku can be used for striking (the most basic strike you’ll learn is the forward strike to the clavicle).
Along with offensive strikes the nunchaku can be used to immobilize your attacker by locking and constricting joints and movement patterns.

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How to learn to use nunchaku by yourself

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Getting Started With Nunchaku Training

After working my way from barely being able to swing a jump rope to performing one legged double-unders and cross-over double-unders I decided I needed a new challenge, something that allowed a similiar style of progression that required focus and would improve some of my functional skills (such as coordination). I decided upon the nunchaku and promptly ordered a cheap practise set online.

You can take classes or you can teach yourself – that’s my course of choice for learning how to use the nunchaku.

Pick yourself up a foam pair for starters here and dive head first into a series of beginner tutorials on YouTube like those below.

How to learn to use nunchaku by yourself

So, you’ve decided to start learning how to use the nunchaku! Good choice. It’s one of the most fun and versatile martial arts weapons, and it’s great for competition or simply learning for fun and twirling around your desk at work and nearly hitting your coworker in the skull (Ren, I am looking at you). Whatever your goals, you’ll get the best experience if you have the right gear.

In order to choose the right nunchaku, you need to first understand yourself. This might sound like a weird way to shop for martial arts equipment, but it is actually quite important. Nunchaku can be used for a variety of styles of martial arts, so different types exist. Additionally, it is a good idea to consider your personal physical build as well as your experience in using nunchaku. Once you know which nunchaku styles to look for, you can more easily find the perfect pair!

Solid Grip and the Right Length

The average length of a nunchaku is 12 inches (for one of the sticks), but they can vary from eight to 14 inches depending on the intended use and materials. To test which size is best for your body, hold the nunchaku firmly at the end closest to the connecting chain or rope. Without letting go, hold the nunchaku along the length of your forearm. If the nunchaku reaches your elbow, then it is an appropriate length for you to use.

The grip should feel comfortable in your hand as well, so it is a good idea to lightly test the weight and grip of the nunchaku. Nunchaku can be round or octagonal . Some people feel that the angles of the octagon nunchaku give them a better grip; others hate how it feels and swear that round ‘chucks are easier to manipulate for tricks. There’s no wrong style to go with (unless your instructor specifies that you need a certain kind) – it’s all a matter of preference! If you have the chance, test both octagon and round nunchaku out before buying and see which suits you.

A Range of Materials

Wood nunchaku are some of the most common nunchaku styles, coming in an assortment of different kinds of wood. Light woods are recommended for most training, since they can provide the speed and impact of heavier woods with less risk of damage to the martial artist, the target and the nunchaku itself. Experienced martial artists, however, may prefer heavy wood.

How to learn to use nunchaku by yourself Some nunchaku, like the red wood Corded Dragon Nunchaku, also feature designs!

For beginners, there are also plastic or PVC nunchaku are available for those first starting to learn martial arts. There are also foam nunchaku , which are great for kids and also thankfully the kind Ren has at his desk (I still haven’t forgotten the computer monitor incident, Ren).

How to learn to use nunchaku by yourself The Actionflex Nunchaku are some of the best padded nunchaku to get.

Aluminum and graphite nunchaku also exist. Because these are lightweight, they are primarily used for sport karate and demonstration purposes. If you’ve even watched someone like Danny Etkin of Team Paul Mitchell Karate compete, you can see just how fast some lightweight nunchaku move. These nunchaku often feature reflective or holographic tape or another decorative coating.

A Durable Connection

Rope (in Japanese, “himo”) is the traditional material for joining the nunchaku, but it can wear away over time. Chain connections, or “kusari,” are a more modern addition, but it may take someone used to himo more time to adjust to the way the chain makes the nunchaku spin.

Professionals often do not consider one type of connection to be better than the other, just different. Therefore, testing each connection on a personal level in whichever martial art you intend to practice is a great way to see whether the flexibility of rope or the weight of chain is better for your preferences.

A Balancing Test

Just as you need to know how to properly balance your body in the practice of your martial art, the same goes for your nunchaku. Check the balance of your nunchaku by resting them in the center of your palm in a perpendicular direction to the ground. Nunchaku which are balanced correctly will pull the weight of the sticks to the outer edges. Unbalanced nunchaku can throw off an otherwise well-executed move.

Channel Your Inner Bruce Lee

No matter your skill level with nunchaku, it can be so important to choose the right weapon. The wrong size or material can lead to disaster, even in the hands of a professional. In additional to consulting with your martial arts teacher or mentor for how to choose equipment, researching a solid nunchaku guide on your own in an effort to understand the complexities of nunchaku styles is a smart idea. You can soon be on your way to picking the right nunchaku for your martial arts needs.

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How to learn to use nunchaku by yourself

American Style Nunchaku – Certified Belt Rank

Gaining rank is not mandatory. However, certification of rank is available from the American Style Nunchaku Federation if you decide to test. Rank is also recognized by the United States Martial Arts Federation and our other international partners. Colored belts testing is done via video and Black Belt is done via live video feed or in person at one of our physical testing centers. This is a more tournament or Kata focused system combined with basic self defense.

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Portions of this martial arts system will becoming online soon. Combining online learning with local dojo participation, students have the opportunity to earn Black Belt Rank. Certification of rank is available with the American Style Nunchaku Federation, United States Martial Arts Federation and more. Portions of testing requirements may be completed via video. However, because this course of study involves much physical contact defending against an attacker, certain testing requirements here must be done in person or in cooperation with your local dojo sensei.

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You will learn multiple katas and foundational techniques that can help increase your physical fitness and have you ready to compete and win trophies. You will also have the necessary skills to defend yourself effectively utilizing Nunchaku.

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Nunchuck martial arts fighting sticks are a traditional martial arts weapon that originates from Okinawa, Japan. A pair of nunchucks, also called nunchaku, consists of two short sticks connected by a rope or chain.

Used as a single martial arts weapon, or in pairs, nunchucks are illegal in a shrinking number of states and countries.

Nunchucks frequently appear in mass media. Movies, such as Dragnet, Ghost World and Bruce Lee martial arts films, and animated television shows, like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, all feature nunchucks in fight scenes. Nunchucks also have a history of being used in gang violence. As a result, many people glamorize and/or do not recognize the danger of these weapons.

Nunchuck Laws

Are nunchucks legal? States in the U.S. have differing views on this question. Some states prohibit the personal possession of nunchucks and nunchaku. Most states, however, allow them.

Up until 2019, four states had laws banning personal nunchuck usage, including Arizona, California, New York, and Massachusetts. However, the bans in Arizona and New York were overturned, and now onlyВ California andВ MassachusettsВ have laws limiting their use.

In 2018, a federal appeals court ruledВ in favor of a New York resident who argued that the state’s nunchuck ban was unconstitutional because it prevented martial artists from training with nunchucks.

The court agreed that the ban violated the Second Amendment right of New Yorkers to bear arms. The presiding judge reasoned that law-abiding citizens commonly use nunchucks in the practice of karate and self-defense, and cited a 2010 landmark Supreme Court case holding that the Second Amendment extends to state laws.В В

Outside the U.S., a number of countries have laws prohibiting or significantly restricting the use of nunchucks and nunchaku, including:

  • Canada
  • Germany
  • Norway
  • Spain
  • Russia
  • Poland
  • Chile

Hong Kong allows legal possession nunchucks and nunchaku only by martial arts instructors who can obtain a special license from the police.

Nunchuck Dangers

Injuries from nunchucks can be serious. The martial arts weapons are almost always composed of hardened sticks made of wood, metal, or plastic. They are usually connected by a short length of rope, metal chain, or leather. When used in a technically accurate manner, the sticks reach high velocities and can strike an object with tremendous force.

Nunchucks can cause broken bones, cuts, concussions, and eye and nose injuries.

A nunchuck is engineered so that it can be used as a fulcrum: the assailant holds one stick while attacking with the other stick that is attached to the first one. As a result, serious, non-fatal nunchuck injuries often happen.

Nunchucks and Your Legal Rights

As discussed above, there are state and federal laws concerning nunchucks that people must understand and follow. If you’re charged with possession of a nunchuck, or are the victim of a nunchuck-related crime, you’ll want to plan your legal strategy as soon as possible.

Some of the legal factors that an attorney can review with you include:

  • What being charged with violating your state’s nunchuck law means, including elements of the crime, potential defenses, and the length of any possible criminal sentence.
  • If you or your loved ones are victims of nunchuck violence, whether you can recover damages from the assailants and their employers.

Nunchuck Safety Tips

  • Follow your state’s nunchuck laws. If the martial arts weapons are not prohibited, you must still use extreme care when handling or practicing with them.
  • If you are outside your home state, check the applicable local and state regulations governing the use of nunchucks and nunchaku.
  • Make sure that if they are legal in your state, that you get safety training and practical experience operating nunchucks.
  • Like any dangerous weapon, nunchucks always have the potential to hurt others, whether purposely or accidentally. If someone is hurt, or property is damaged while you are using nunchaku, you could be held liable in a civil lawsuit, and/or face charges in a criminal court.
  • Never let young children play with or near nunchucks.
  • Never use nunchaku while under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol.

Confused About Nunchucks and the Law? Get an Attorney’s Help

Depending on where you live, you may be able to purchase a pair of nunchucks without any kind of a background check or other precautions. But they can be dangerous and cause injury. If you’ve been injured by a pair of nunchucks — whether it was an intentional act or an accident — you should talk with a local attorney.

If you are a martial art enthusiast, you perhaps know what Nunchucks are. If you are not, then they are those pairs of sticks that martial artists swing around and hurt their opponents in order to protect themselves. Being popular as one of the best martial arts weapons, they are made up of two long sticks that are in the form of a cylinder. These two sticks are joint together by a nylon cord, a metal chain, or a regular rope. If you are thinking of learning karate or martial arts, you may need to be picking up a nunchaku pretty soon. And then, you will have to prepare yourself as a pro by using this weapon properly.

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In this article, we are going to provide you with a detailed review of nunchucks, from buying to using it. This masterpiece of content will be completely helpful for you in order to keep yourself updated about this great defensive weapon. So, stay here and continue reading it!

Defining Real Nunchucks

As we defined above, nunchaku is the weapon with two sticks and a chain, rope, or cord connecting them. It is believed that they originated from Okinawa as rice flails. They are now available all across the world and used by so many people due to their versatility, amazing display, and defensive benefactors.

Different techniques of real nunchucks are taught through different martial arts such as karate and Kobudo. Hence, with these traditional techniques based on freestyle training, a number of freestylers all around the world have developed several unique techniques as the nunchakus really have unlimited potential. For instance, you can consider aerial throws and more visually fair techniques that help you increase hand speed and improve the posture, coordinating the body movement with the mind and concentration. This is why it is also popular as a training weapon.

Nevertheless, this craze got fame when the legendary Bruce Lee exhibited his nunchuck skills in his movies such as Enter the Dragon, and Feast of Fury, etc. And because of this, it is known as bruce lee nunchucks . Moreover, they are also called chain sticks, karate sticks, and Chuka sticks. In that way, they not only represent an art but also a passion and a history as well.

Beneficial Tips to Consider While Looking for Nunchucks for Sale

When it comes to choosing this weapon, it is imperative to learn as much as you can. The wrong set can seriously affect your martial arts training. So, one of the most significant factors is the length of the attaching chain, rope, or cord. This part should not be longer than the width of your palm. You can measure this by dangling the nunchaku from the wrist with your palm hold your own.

Grasp the outer stick with your other hand and then pull it towards you, making a sort of typing motion. If you don’t feel pain or pressure from the squeeze, then the set is too long for you.

The Importance of Wooden Nunchucks

Wood is most likely the most common material used in the manufacturing of karate sticks. Oak, in certain, is a sensible choice. You can check the texture of the wood before selecting a nunchaku. If you consider it closely, you will know about the direction where the wood pattern is going. So, choose a wood pattern or texture that is in a diagonal direction, rather than straight. The reason is that it will give you a better grip when you hold a wooden nunchucks in your hands.

Moreover, it is also recommended that you should look for a reliable dealer that can offer you a quality range of real nunchucks for sale at affordable rates.

Techniques for Learning Real Nunchucks

Nunchucks are one of the most popular martial arts weapons to use. They make a great show-off weapon and are good for creative fun because of all the tricks and techniques that you can do using them. Hence, their capabilities and techniques are very flexible. You can use this weapon from almost any direction, head, arms, waist, ribs, knee, or thigh. There are many ways through which you can spin a nunchaku, such as manipulate it, change hands, change grip, roll it over your hand/wrist in numerous ways, strike, block, continue motions in 360 directions from side to side, and throw it about! All these techniques are powerful because of the weapons’ flexibility.

After knowing these techniques, if we say that the chain sticks are all about speed, it would not be wrong. But, the toughest thing is making the grabs properly and safely. It means that even when you have learned a technique or skill, you should still keep practicing it over and over again so many times to boost up the speed of using this weapon.

In addition, if you consider about the right selection of the tool, there are different varieties of Chuka sticks, including steel, foam, and wooden nunchucks . As you need to swing a weapon around your body at high speed and with full control at first, you should never choose a metal or wooden set of nunchakus for learning with. At the beginning level, you should always opt for a foam type to use, otherwise, it can be fatal as there are high chances that you will hurt yourself when using this weapon at a high speed. However, if you want to be Bruce Lee in the martial arts, you should learn all the above-mentioned techniques.

Moreover, at an advanced level, you can take some of the things you have learned with one weapon, and perform them with one in each hand. You should also mix up the nunchuck movements with other strike and block movements to be more creative.

So, don’t think more and visit YouTube for checking the free video tutorials on how to use real nunchucks . Additionally, you can also get training for learning the Bruce Lee nunchucks techniques.

Final Words

So, we have discussed almost everything about these commonly used martial arts weapons. Whether you are interested in buying or learning this weapon, we have covered all for you. Hence, apart from using nunchaku for personal martial arts training, you can also use it for many other purposes like self defense strategies, street fighting techniques, creative inspiration, anger release, and stress release as well. Thus, it is up to you, why you want to learn and use it. Well, whatever your reason is, you must invest in a high-quality nunchuck.

Last but not least, you should also check your state’s laws and regulations about this weapon because many states don’t allow the people to use them. So, make sure everything before you start learning this martial arts weapon!

The Martialist

White Belt
  • Feb 20, 2008
  • #1
  • I have produced a 60-page, 1.6 megabyte PDF booklet on using the nunchaku for self-defense. It is available completely free and is not intended to promote anything (other than successful self-defense with a traditional martial arts tool). I hope you find it useful.

    While one’s first impression might be that such an archaic tool has no use in contemporary self-defense, it’s actually a remarkably effective, easily constructed, and surprisingly concealable and portable force multiplier.

    Andrew Green

    Grandmaster
    • Feb 20, 2008
  • #2
  • I’ve spent a fair bit of time training with Nunchaku, traditional stuff, sparring with them, and even some flash stuff.

    I would not reccomend using this booklet as a guide, it seems more based in “show” material then anything practical. The grips, positions, and even transistions shown are more in line with the way they would be held for show, only not quite.

    I do wonder though, have you ever actually spent anytime in front of a solid target, hitting it with them? A lot of the poor positioning and mechanics should hopefully get corrected if you do.

    ChadWarner

    Green Belt
    • Feb 20, 2008
  • #3
  • thardey

    Master Black Belt
    • Feb 20, 2008
  • #4
  • I’ve spent a fair bit of time training with Nunchaku, traditional stuff, sparring with them, and even some flash stuff.

    I would not reccomend using this booklet as a guide, it seems more based in “show” material then anything practical. The grips, positions, and even transistions shown are more in line with the way they would be held for show, only not quite.

    I do wonder though, have you ever actually spent anytime in front of a solid target, hitting it with them? A lot of the poor positioning and mechanics should hopefully get corrected if you do.

    Andrew Green

    Grandmaster
    • Feb 20, 2008
  • #5
  • Homemade ones, pvc core with some light padding. We wear MMA gloves and masks. They handle pretty well, don’t bend, and can leave some ugly bruises, but it’s all fun

    Not a favorite weapon of anyone though, they’re use is in their portability, not their fighting potential.

    MarkBarlow

    Purple Belt
    • Feb 20, 2008
  • #6
  • What are your qualifications for writing the various publications you have available? A list of your instructors, training background and real world experience would be appreciated.

    thardey

    Master Black Belt
    • Feb 20, 2008
  • #7
  • Homemade ones, pvc core with some light padding. We wear MMA gloves and masks. They handle pretty well, don’t bend, and can leave some ugly bruises, but it’s all fun

    Not a favorite weapon of anyone though, they’re use is in their portability, not their fighting potential.

    I’ve done a lot of practice in striking with them (I like to use the “bad guy” punching bags, it makes the “recoil” less predictable), and some blocking, along with the “juggling” that you usually see in competitions, but I couldn’t figure how to make them heavy enough to control and catch, without making them too heavy to spar with.

    I always figured they were primarily an aggressive weapon — whoever got the first strike won. But that’s without having sparred with them.

    The Martialist

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    • Feb 20, 2008
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    • #8

    I’ve spent a fair bit of time training with Nunchaku, traditional stuff, sparring with them, and even some flash stuff.

    I would not reccomend using this booklet as a guide, it seems more based in “show” material then anything practical. The grips, positions, and even transistions shown are more in line with the way they would be held for show, only not quite.

    The Martialist

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    • Feb 20, 2008
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    • #9

    Well, I’ll attempt it anyway — if you actually read the text within the booklet instead of skimming through the pictures (which you obviously have not done based on your comments) you’ll see that I state quite clearly that most of the manipulation around the body and accompanying techniques are absolutely useless for self-defense, apart from their utility as a dexterity and flow exercise.

    Actually striking with the nunchaku is so simple, once you master follow-through to avoid the snap-back problem, that it almost doesn’t warrant a booklet, but I like to walk the reader through from start to finish without assuming a level of knowledge ahead of time, when I can help it. (Sometimes the scope of a given piece demands that certain knowledge on the part of the reader be assumed, but I try to avoid this when possible.)

    Andrew Green

    Grandmaster
    • Feb 20, 2008
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  • Well, I’ll attempt it anyway — if you actually read the text within the booklet instead of skimming through the pictures (which you obviously have not done based on your comments) you’ll see that I state quite clearly that most of the manipulation around the body and accompanying techniques are absolutely useless for self-defense, apart from their utility as a dexterity and flow exercise.

    Actually striking with the nunchaku is so simple, once you master follow-through to avoid the snap-back problem, that it almost doesn’t warrant a booklet, but I like to walk the reader through from start to finish without assuming a level of knowledge ahead of time, when I can help it. (Sometimes the scope of a given piece demands that certain knowledge on the part of the reader be assumed, but I try to avoid this when possible.)

    So in other words, you really have no idea how nunchaku are used in combat apart from “hit the guy” but decided to write a booklet about it anyways?

    I don’t care about handling drills, hell I do them too. However your strikes are done poorly as well, and you are writing a booklet on “self-defence” yet most of the booklet is poorly executed basic tricks and solo exercises.

    Your booklet does not show a single image of the nunchaku being used against anything, not a person, not a weapon, not even a stationery target. You have no discussion of tactics and use against other weapons or unarmed opponents. There really is nothing to do with using the nunchaku as a weapon in the booklet at all, apart from “hit the guy”, just some poorly executed handling drills.

    How to learn to use nunchaku by yourself

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    Although they are covered with cushioning, these padded chain nunchaku still have metal endcaps and connectors like a pair of wooden nunchaku. A 5.5 inch metal chain connects the two handles and is secured by a ball bearing swivel, allowing these foam chucks to execute the spins, maneuvers, and techniques that you can apply to other pairs of nunchucks. Weighing 10.4 ounces, the weight of these nunchaku is comparable to the weight of rattan nunchaku and some pairs of wooden nunchaku, helping you to gain strength, speed, and dexterity without as much fear of gaining bruises.

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    Perhaps one of the most well recognized weapons in Martial Arts is the Nunchaku . The weapon is two short sticks, about the length of ones forearm, bound together at one end.

    From comedy routines to stars like Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan, the Nunchaku have helped to distinguish Martial Arts from other forms of fighting. The most memorable image in my mind is of Bruce Lee in Enter the Dragon as he takes on a room full of men armed only with his Nunchaku .

    The word, Nunchaku , is actually an Okinawan word that when written literally translates to “double restrained sticks”. There are many myths around how the Nunchaku came about, the most creditable seems to refer to an Okinawan horse bit, which was two wooden pieces tied together by a short rope for the bit.

    Versions of Nunchaku can be found in many different styles of Martial Arts from around the world. Some, like traditional Eastern culture based styles more than likely adopted effective techniques they found from the Okinawan, just as the Okinawan embodied some of the styles they saw in others. More modern styles have incorporated the weapon as well because of the popularity and recognition of the weapon in Martial Arts.

    Depending on the lineage, the Nunchaku can vary slightly. Most these days begin training with at least foam-covered or foam ends to the sticks. Some traditional styles insist on the sticks been of wood, especially wood of certain origin or type. This varies the weight and how one would train on the weapon. The “rope” in between can also vary from a thick threaded rope to chain to plastic depending, again, on the lineage. The length of the sticks and how far apart they sit depends in part on the style and also on the individual using the weapon.

    Because of its size, the Nunchaku is easy to conceal, especially in more traditional outfits of the ancient Eastern world. Though, for all its ease, it isn’t as popular a weapon as a sword or staff. Most styles have limited number of forms that involve Nunchaku . A lot of this can be attributed to the fact that unless someone is well trained, the Nunchaku tends to be less effective against longer weapons like swords, staves, Monk spades, etc. Street-fighting and close-ranged combat are where the Nunchaku are most effective.

    When training on the Nunchaku at first, be prepared to look like a bad comedy routine. It is very common when one starts to hit yourself constantly. Head, nose, arm, body, legs, there is no zone safe on your body until you learn to control your weapon.

    One standard use of the reflexive pronoun myself is when the person speaking or writing is both the subject of a sentence and its object. (It is called reflexive because it reflects the subject.)

    I managed to restrain myself. [direct object]

    I think I should give myself a pat on the back. [indirect object]

    I was left in a room by myself for hours. [object of preposition]

    Another standard use is when myself isn’t required for the sentence to make grammatical sense, but adds emphasis:

    I made it myself.

    I began to feel guilty myself.

    I myself couldn’t imagine him as a colleague.

    Criticized uses

    Myself is also used in ways which many people object to or dislike, as follows:

    • as the subject of a verb:

    It wasn’t that Peter and myself were being singled out.

    My friends and myself do not find it a great problem.

    • as the object of a verb:

    They hauled Barry and myself in for questioning.

    But that would involve Kate and myself working together!

    • as the object of a preposition:

    His nervousness communicated itself to Isaac and myself.

    ‘The rift between myself and Felicity is final and unmendable’, he announced.

    As the examples above show, myself in these uses often occurs in conjunction with another name. Such uses attract criticism because, according to strict grammar, either I as subject or me as object should be used, e.g.:

    My friends and I do not find it a great problem.

    They hauled Barry and me in for questioning.

    His nervousness communicated itself to Isaac and me.

    Possibly, people use myself instead of me in cases like this because they think that me is too self-centred or too brusque, but to use it would be fine, as the rewrites illustrate. When myself replaces I, it is probably for other reasons: to say my friends and I, though absolutely correct, could sound rather formal in conversation; on the other hand, people know that my friends and me is considered wrong, so they replace it with my friends and myself. Some people might also use myself because they consider it in some way more elegant or refined.

    Whatever the reasons, it is as well to be aware that many people dislike such uses, and therefore to avoid them in writing. Some grammar checkers flag them and can thereby help you avoid them.

    Yourself

    As with myself, there are two standard ways of using yourself to which nobody will object: as a reflexive pronoun (Did you hurt yourself?; Help yourself to some cake, Tim) and for emphasis (You are going to have to do it yourself).

    Staff who deal with the public in businesses such as restaurants, call centres, and the like, quite often use yourself in a rather different way, as a substitute for you: Is this soup for yourself?; Is the appliance for yourself, sir? Using yourself in this way should be avoided in any kind of formal writing, and is considered wrong by some people even in speech. Arguably, however, it fulfils a useful function in the situations mentioned: it sounds more formal and less direct than you, and is thus perceived as more polite.

    Back to Grammar tips.

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    Getting the new shop up and running

    Getting the new shop up and running

    It’s been a hard cold winter. Not much to do but wait for the thaw. Soon we hope to be able to complete the new sets. Many cool new hardwoods never offered before will be available. The new location and space for drying strings is the last order of “to do’s” on the books.
    Will be updating as the new batch is completed.

    Monday, December 16, 2013

    Zebra Wood – January’s featured nunchaku

    I’m going to make Zebra wood the feature for the next batch due out in the end of January. I’ve been able to get some great pieces together and am currently getting ready to move them into the wood shop. Some other new add on’s will be bloodwood, ironwood, purple heart and a first time ever African Blackwood. Along with these great high ends will be a run of white ash and locust wood.
    Keep checking back to the store for the new products and check us out on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/usanunchaku

    Wednesday, December 11, 2013

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    Christmas Clearance on Nunchaku!

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    It has been a very busy summer and fall, and now as we enter the holiday season I’m marking down all the 2012-2013 nunchaku for the holidays.
    It’s been a busy week, with a number of sales all over the US, and four in Europe. As always, I want everyone to have their own special nunchaku and not have to deal with the plastic machine made kind from china. When I first started learning Kung fu I wanted to have a great weapon that I could practice with and more over as silly as it is, weapons that were uniquely mine.

    Come in and pick out a pair for your martial artist, or pick one out for yourself!
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    As you progress in your career, you will meet many people who can help you grow professionally. Having a professional introduction ready when you meet someone such as an interviewer, supervisor, mentor or new connection can help you establish a positive reputation with them. In this article, we outline why professional introductions are important and give instructions and examples for introducing yourself.

    The benefits of a strong professional introduction

    Knowing how to introduce yourself professionally has many advantages. Others may perceive you as self-assured and capable when you begin with a strong introduction. An effective opening can make your conversation more engaging, whether your goal is to gain employment, make a sale, acquire a mentor or simply make a new professional connection. Establishing yourself as an open, friendly and professional individual can create opportunities for you throughout your career.

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    Letter of Introduction Format

    Write a greeting

    Start with a sentence on why you’re writing

    Present the full name of the person you’re introducing

    Explain their role and why it is relevant to the reader

    Provide information on how they might work together or be helpful for each other

    Close with any next steps or other necessary details

    Sign off with your name and title

    How to introduce yourself professionally

    Here are four ways you can introduce yourself professionally:

    1. State your purpose

    Many people introduce themselves by stating their name and current job title, but you should also try to add information your new contact can’t find on your business card. If you are at a networking event, consider starting with your name, then stating what your passion is. You could also mention what your goal is for the encounter, such as finding someone to collaborate with on a new idea you have.

    Quickly summarize who you are and why you are there when you interview for a job. Your interviewers already know what position you are applying for, so have your professional introduction explain your purpose in a few sentences. You should include your name and why you are a good candidate for the job position.

    Keep in mind that you should start your introduction in a way that is appropriate for the context. For example, if you’re at a networking event you might simply start by shaking a new connection’s hand and giving them your first and last name. Then begin a conversation by asking and answering questions about their background and your own.

    Interview introduction example: “My name is Tara, I moved to New York City because advertising is my passion and this is the place to find an inspirational, innovative ad community. I have a rich background analyzing audiences for messaging optimization and would love to tell you about the strengths I can bring to this role.”

    2. Control your body language

    Both your words and your body language make an impact on first impressions. Controlling your body language is essential to staying poised and professional in a new introduction. For example, when you approach a new coworker in your department, start with a strong handshake, and maintain eye contact during the conversation. Doing this shows the other party you are engaged in your interaction.

    When you introduce yourself to someone, you can demonstrate confidence by speaking in a clear and audible voice. During your conversation, maintain natural body language with relaxed shoulders and open arms by your side. If you are seated, stand to greet someone who walks in the room, such as during an interview.

    3. Explain why you are valuable

    Employers might schedule multiple interviews throughout the day or week for a job opening. Your professional introduction should convey your unique experience and qualifications so you stand out from other candidates. Hearing an introduction that sounds different from previous ones directs your new contact’s attention toward you and tends to make it more memorable. During an interview introduction, for example, you should let your interviewer know why you would make a valuable contribution to the team.

    Example: “My name is Ebony, and I have 10 years of experience working in public relations. I have worked with more than 20 destination marketing organizations to increase tourism at their destinations, resulting in 40% more business at certain locations.”

    4. Understand the culture

    Consider researching the company before an interview or meeting to understand their culture. Before an introduction with a computer programming company, for example, review their website or social media pages to see what the culture is like. If the company seems more casual, it may be appropriate to include humor in your introduction. For a more formal position or meeting with a potential client, keeping a more professional demeanor could make you more likely to be hired or gain the client’s business.

    Example: “Hi, my name’s Yuri, and I’m looking forward to working with you on the construction of the new building.”

    Professional introduction examples

    Here are three examples of professional introductions:

    Example 1: Introducing yourself in an interview

    Keep your introduction short and simple to hold your audience’s attention.

    Example: “My name is Priya, and I enjoy promoting small companies to help them increase their profits. I’m excited for the opportunity to be part of a team that increases awareness of the businesses in Richmond. I have a strong background in public relations and would love to tell you about the strengths I could bring to this position.”

    Example 2: Reaching out to a new client

    Having a professional email introduction can be equally as important to networking as a face-to-face meeting. Rather than body language and tone, however, emails rely on clarity of language and accuracy of writing. Having a concise and error-free email might impress your contact and have them consider your request.

    Example: “My name is Jin, and I am reaching out from Bags Unlimited to inform you of the services we provide. Our company sends out automatic shipments of a variety of takeout bags to restaurants each month so you will always have enough for your customers. We offer different packages based on your needs, so I would love to set up a time to speak with you and give you more information.”

    Example 3: Introducing yourself to a new coworker

    Your new colleague will likely meet multiple people on their first day, so keep your introduction brief.

    Example: “My name is Aliyah, and I work in the marketing department as the social media manager. Our teams hold weekly meetings, and I look forward to working together in the future. Please let me know if I can help with anything as you orient yourself with the office.”

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    Touch & pleasure are essential: Here’s how to give them to yourself

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    “The world touches us in so many ways,” poet David Whyte reminds us in his book Consolations, “through the trials of love, through pain, through happiness, through our simple everyday movement through the world.”

    This sense of connection is what many of us have missed in the last year: a hug from a friend, a kiss from a lover, the casual brush past a stranger on a crowded street. And it is essential, a need deeply rooted in our biology. Jesse Kahn, a licensed psychotherapist and sex therapist based in New York City, explains touch releases oxytocin, reduces stress, and calms our nervous system. The absence of it, he says, can manifest as “depression or anxiety or a feeling of loneliness or stress.”

    That is why it is important to remember that we have a far greater capacity to bring the comfort of touch to ourselves than we might realize.

    Celebrating our bodies, and the pleasure they can give us, can be the starting point for an extraordinary relationship with ourselves and the world.

    Here’s how to get started.

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    “The relationship that we have with ourselves is primary, one that we’re going to have for our entire lives. And it’s also the most intimate,” Kahn says. That is why it is important to consider the broad continuum of what brings us pleasure. Maybe it’s a walk on the beach, or a long hot bath. Or maybe it includes connection that’s more intimate.

    adrienne maree brown, the author of Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good, spent three months of the pandemic alone. “I began to question what it actually meant to touch myself. Not touch myself in the erotic sense, though that was a component, but what [did] it actually mean to deliver touch to myself?”

    What she learned was revelatory: that if she was willing to slow down and take time, she could give herself “a huge amount of the sacred touch” that she longed for.

    Believe you are worthy of receiving that joy

    What was fundamental to brown’s self-connection was deep acceptance of her body, a shift that took time.

    “As I looked at my stretch marks and cellulite, I thought, ‘This is not what a body is supposed to look like.'” But then, she caught herself, and started to question where those ideas came from. What she found was a cacophony: capitalism, white supremacy, and patriarchy; ableism and fat phobia.

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    Once she identified these sources, she says, she was able to slowly disassociate from them. Now, when she looks in the mirror, she speaks to herself with love, and reminds herself that the thighs she once judged hold power: “These are the sacred legs that hold me up.”

    Start to explore the ways your body can give you pleasure

    Your body, sexologist Megan Stubbs reminds us, “is the vessel that’s carried us through life, and through a pandemic. And it is something that’s also able to bring amazing pleasure.”

    If self-exploration is new, treat it like a new relationship with another person: be curious and give it time. “You don’t just have to necessarily focus in on majorly erogenous zones,” Stubbs says. “Touch your earlobe or notice the way your fingers caress your neck.” And then, keep going. “You may find that that light touch is just enough. Or maybe you want to apply more pressure, a percussive tapping, a tweaking. It’s fun to experience different sensations.”

    “Masturbation can be the turning point for a lot of people when it comes to making peace with their bodies,” Stubbs writes in her book, Playing Without a Partner. “Understanding that you are worthy of sexual pleasure is so powerful. You, in whatever body right now, can and deserve to experience pleasure.”

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    Have fun and experiment with different kinds of touch — and maybe toys

    Masturbation is normal and healthy—and sex toys are, too. In fact, people have been using them for centuries. If this is your first foray, Stubbs recommends reading reviews, and making a modest investment to start. “Don’t break the bank on one toy. Get a couple of value-priced toys with different styles and see what you like,” she says.

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    Her top suggestions?

    1) Vibrators that come in a variety of sizes and settings. They can be used on many parts of the body and in different types of sexual activity both solo and with others.

    2) Dildos — non-vibrated or non-powered toys — that offer “feelings of fullness and penetration.”

    3) Anal toys that are inserted and, she cautions, must be used with lubrication and have a flared base.

    4) Strokers that fit snugly over the penis and replicate the feeling of intercourse.

    Ultimately your choice to use toys or not comes down to interest, Kahn says. “Do what works for you.”

    Pleasure is powerful. Harness that joy beyond the bedroom.

    The joy you experience can be used as a guide, adrienne maree brown says, to engaging in the world. “Pursuing pleasure within your body is a way that our body trains us for how we are meant to move to those orgasmic experiences of life,” she says.

    How you touch yourself — with curiosity, care, and love — can inspire how you touch the world.

    Simran Sethi is a journalist who reports on psychology, sustainability, and ways to make the world more delicious and just.

    The podcast portion of this episode was produced by Andee Tagle.

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    This is an extremely comprehensive video on constructing your own Nunchaku (also Nunchuku or Nunchucks). Superb.

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    We are all naturally passionate at some point in our lives. We all start out that way at least. Most children contain the energy and love of life that sums up the spirited. Unfortunately, as life takes its toll, some of us lose our passion. Here are 10 habits to help infuse your life with intensity again.

    1. Passionate people are doers.

    Passion is the genesis of genius.” – Tony Robbins

    While passionate people often enjoy talking a mile a minute about what excites them, they back up their claims with action. Bring on the blood, sweat, and tears! The devoted will do whatever it takes to accomplish their dreams.

    2. Passionate people are excited.

    Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.” – Oprah Winfrey

    Passion is contagious! It’s hard to be around a fiery person and not get swept away in their excitement, even if it’s about something that you never thought could interest you. Passionate people live every day with the anticipation of great things.

    3. Passionate people are courageous.

    Chase your passion, not your pension.” – Denis Waitley

    Passionate people are willing to do anything to get the job done. They face their fears head-on because they are committed to eliminate anything that holds them back from what they most desire.

    4. Passionate people are positive.

    Nothing great in the world has ever been accomplished without passion.” – Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

    Passionate people often don’t hang out with negative people. They come to value positivity in themselves and others, and don’t have time to entertain failure long. They have the ability to bounce back from setbacks quickly without losing enthusiasm. After all, they didn’t really fail, they just learned one more way to avoid attempting their mission. They still have thousands of attempts still untested.

    5. Passionate people strive to be their best.

    Passion rebuilds the world for the youth. It makes all things alive and significant.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

    People with passion always want to offer their best to the world. They can be slightly perfectionist in their thinking, but it’s only because they see their output as a direct reflection of them. If they place their personal stamp upon it, it will be infiltrated with their essence.

    6. Passionate people are motivating.

    Man is only great when he acts from passion.” – Benjamin Disraeli

    Need help getting started with a new project? Find a passionate person to get you off the couch! Passionate people are great coaches and motivators. They often care deeply for others and do everything they can to help them succeed.

    7. Passionate people are happy.

    Live with passion!” – Tony Robbins

    Most passionate people who follow their life longings are happy and fulfilled individuals. They focus on their blessings and give back to others. They are glass-half-full people who choose to enjoy making lemonade with the lemons life throws at them.

    8. Passionate people are accountable.

    If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins.” – Benjamin Franklin

    One of the best bits of advice I’ve ever received was that passion was a powerful driving force that must be channeled. If left unchecked, it could cause an explosion causing great destruction. However, if properly utilized, the same fire that once ruined could also be captured to power a steam engine for positive change. Passionate people learn to have others hold them accountable to channel their energy in the best possible way.

    9. Passionate people are focused.

    Skill is the unified force of experience, intellect, and passion in their operation.” – John Ruskin

    Passionate people know they have a job to do, and they do it with gusto. They run in the rain. They smile through the most menial tasks. No matter what distractions life throws their way, they remain laser-focused on their final objective. They don’t take easy detours, but plow in at full speed. The driving force within them won’t let them lose sight of the end goal.

    10. Passionate people love to grow.

    Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.” Anthony J. D’Angelo

    Passionate people never stagnate in the pool of despair, feeling they are finished. They always look for ways to improve upon themselves and their surroundings. Passionate people keep their childlike wonder about life. They are always learning, always growing, always experiencing new things. They squeeze every last drop out of life that they possibly can!

    Nunchaku Inner Thigh Roll

    In this nunchaku tutorial, you will learn the 7th nunchuck drill, nunchaku inner thigh roll. You can also check out the other videos in this series by viewing the entire Nunchaku Training Drills playlist. This video makes it very easy to learn nunchaku!

    Transcript:

    Alright, welcome back! This will be video number 7. In this video, we’re going to start again from over-the-shoulder.

    Ok and we’re going to come down and go under the leg and up.

    So that’s it, it’s this movement right here. And you’re coming off your shoulder and your inner thigh.

    Guys be careful, okay? Don’t whack yourself where you really don’t want to.

    But you’re coming in, probably about three inches, maybe four, off the inside of your knee there and rolling it up. It will come out the other side and then come back up. Make it really smooth.

    Take it slow at first, this one’s a little bit different, if you’ve never done it. In no time you’ll feel confident with it, especially going back and forth, like that…back-and-forth…back-and-forth.

    Try to focus on hitting the same part of your leg every time. Not only the same part of your leg, but also hitting your leg with the same part of the nunchuck.

    Make sure that that’s the most optimal part for your length of chuck, so that it doesn’t hurt and it doesn’t cause pain.

    It rolls smoothly and it should be comfortable. So just take a minute to figure out where that spot is at and then consistently…work on consistently hitting that spot. The drills are designed to allow for you to repetitiously hit the same spot and to focus on precision.

    Also, make sure using the correct part of chuck, so it rolls nicely. It should feel comfortable. Make sure you hit the sweet spot and don’t your sweet spot guys! Be careful!

    Thank you for watching this video. If you like what you saw please hit the like button below and don’t forget to subscribe. Over the next few months, we’re going to be coming out with a lot of videos covering the topic of ninjutsu. So, hit the subscribe button, it only takes a second!

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    Ninja Nujitsu and a Nunchaku

    The word Ninja conjures up many exciting images of feudal Japan when secret operations practically characterized the whole era. Espionage and assassinations were an ordinary thing and if there were anybody who could execute such missions with unfailing precision, it would be the Ninjas. Aside from their mastery of physical movements, these highly trained fighters also banked on their strategically designed weapons which always gave them an advantage over their enemies.

    One such weapon which found its way today is the Nunchaku. The original creation, composed of two sticks bound together by a rope or chain, was meant for use by rice and soybean farmers who used it to separate grain from husk. It was made of wood tied together and hardened by long-term exposure to mud, usually for years, to keep the wood from rotting.

    Today, Nunchakus can be anything from wood to fiberglass and connected by a chain or any type of rope. They should be equal in length and may be round or octagonal, although the latter is more injurious due to its edged structure. If you’ve taken a glimpse into ninjutsu classes, you must have seen one of these historic weapons.

    One trick with the Nunchaku lies in its length, averaging twelve inches, which should be just enough for the user if it is to function with as much power as it should. The standard rule is for the sticks to be about as long as the fighter’s forearm. Mini chucks, which are at least eight inches long, make them easier to hide and catch an enemy off-guard immediately before an attack while longer chucks equip the user with the ability to strike from all angles.

    Along with length, the other essential component of a good Nunchaku is balance or its ability to hang from the user’s hand while forming a ninety-degree angle from the floor. This is the usual problem with inferior Nunchakus which don’t satisfy this requirement. The result is poor control by the user, thus hindering the full power of the weapon. In fact, sophisticated routines are just impossible with a poorly balanced Nunchaku.

    What made these weapons particularly strategic for the Ninjas was their small size which allowed them to be concealed from the enemy who would tend to think that the opponent was unarmed. Once the Ninja achieved a good distance from the target, he could quickly pull out the Ninchaku and begin attack. – 30300

    How to learn to use nunchaku by yourself

    How to learn to use nunchaku by yourself

    How to learn to use nunchaku by yourself

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    With nunchucks ranging in styles from forgiving, foam nunchucks for beginners to the intense metal nunchucks for seasoned martial artists that we offer here at KOMBATIV, wooden nunchucks fall in between these two extremes. Traditional wooden nunchaku have their advantages in practice, but what about a pair of wooden nunchaku that is designed with a little extra potential to cause some damage? These Black Studded Nunchaku are a pair of wood nunchucks with metal studs for brining the pain!
    Nunchaku are not only martial arts weapons for dealing blunt force, disarming, or trapping attacks, but are excellent training tools for developing strength, speed, and control. You may train with nunchucks to simply build your skills and confidence, practicing for that rush of finally executing that difficult trick or technique, or you may be motivated to learn this martial arts weapon for self-defense. Regardless of your reasons, wooden nunchakus are great for a martial artist who has graduated from using foam or rattan nunchucks. Less punishing than a pair of metal nunchaku, wood nunchaku help to train strength and speed without risking as much damage to your body or targets.

    These wooden studded nunchucks, however, are designed to deal some damage. The ends of the 12″ handles are covered with small metal studs, hard points for additional damage on impact. While these circular studs give your strikes some extra pain, they also provide a more secure grip on the cylindrical handles. These durable handles are crafted from solid hardwood and have a glossy black finish. The sleek black handles and silver colored studs will flash through the air as you perform the tricks and spins that you worked hard to perfect. While these black nunchucks have a stylish design, their dark color also makes them good candidates for a concealed self-defense weapon! The shining black gloss and studs will serve as a strong visual warning to an attacker as you wield these wooden nunchaku to defend yourself!

    The handles of these studded black nunchucks are connected by a 5.5″ metal chain connector. The ball bearing swivels help this chain hold up to the complicated maneuvers and techniques you perform with this martial arts weapon. 1″ in diameter, these handles are the average size for a pair of wood chucks. Weighing 13.8 oz, these wooden nunchucks with studs weigh more than foam nunchaku but are lighter than metal nunchaku, heavy enough to build your control, speed, and strength without being unwieldly for someone who does not train with metal nunchakus.

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    How to learn to use nunchaku by yourself

    How to learn to use nunchaku by yourself

    When you are trying to choose a career, there are two things you should do that will help you make a better, and well-informed, decision. First, you have to learn about yourself. Then, you have to explore careers that might be a good fit based on what you have learned. These are Steps One and Two of the Career Planning Process. If you go online, you will be able to find a wealth of information about any career that comes to mind, but learning about yourself will take a lot more effort. You will have to do what is known as a self-assessment.

    What is a self-assessment? Is it a test of some sort? A self-assessment is not a test. It does not have the desired outcome, for example, right or wrong answers that would demonstrate the mastery of a subject. It is a way to learn about yourself by gathering data that includes information about your work-related values, interests, personality type, and aptitudes. Your goal will be to find occupations that are suitable based on the results. Of course, there are other factors that you will have to weigh when making a final decision, but that will happen during the next step of the process—career exploration.

    Why You Should Do a Formal Self Assessment

    How much do you know about yourself? If you are like most people, you probably have to give a lot of thought to this question before you can answer it. You might know what your hobbies are and that you are (or aren’t) a people person. You probably couldn’t explain, with ease, what work-related values are important to you and, while you may know some things that you are good at, you may not have a complete list of all your aptitudes. Even if you could provide a rundown of every one of your characteristics, there’s a good chance you don’t know how to use that information to help you find a career that is a good fit. Utilizing a variety of self-assessment tools will help you put together all the pieces of the puzzle.

    Anatomy of a Self Assessment

    A self-assessment, to be effective, must take into account an individual’s work-related values, interests, personality type, and aptitudes. All of these characteristics make up who you are, so ignoring any of them won’t give you an accurate answer. Let’s take a look at each one.

    Dear Friend,

    I was six years old when I first saw Bruce Lee, in Chinese Connection, moving this weapon around.

    I was so impressed that my dad gave me a small pair to practice with and I was hooked forever.

    After Bruce Lee showcased the Nunchaku in some of his movies, there was an explosion in it’s popularity.

    So many people had them and were practicing outside, they were actually banned in Canada!

    If you live in the US or other foreign countries, consider yourself lucky to have such a wide choice of Chuks.

    Wood, Steel, Short, Long. the styles are endless.

    How to learn to use nunchaku by yourself

    Except for us here in Canada. For us, there’s only one model allowed. Rubber!

    I don’t think you’ll ever find a weapon that builds your hand coordination better than the Nunchaku. If you focus only on your right hand then it feels like you’re missing a part of the puzzle.

    As always we focus on practical application and some flash work. From flipping to switching, choking to using every part of the “Chuk” as a weapon, you’ll see it all in this course.

    Here’s what I mean:

    The 6 Nunchaku grips. and how to master each!

    The absolute #1 issue we stress. and the one you must too. when working with the Chuks!

    There are very clear distinctions between flash. and efficiency. We’ll show you how to identify those distinctions.

    There’s a very specific way to “chamber” this weapon and have it “re-bound” to generate incredible power! It surprising to most people. but not to you after you’ve seen it demonstrated in the Nunchaku Course.

    How to make the Nunchaku your ultimate coordination builder!

    The secret to doing “double attacks” with the Nunchaku. even though you only make a single move!

    And here’s more of what you’ll see in this Nunchaku course:

    How to master the advanced drills that create razor deadly, sharp-precision in every strike.

    How to develop unwavering control that lets you easily smash an apple from the top of your partner’s head. without fear of harming them!

    The one drawback when using the Nunchaku. and the proprietary drills you’ll practice that guarantee it’s NEVER an issue for you!

    To truly master any weapon you must learn to use it in its “entirety.” It’s critically important with the Nunchaku. and this course shows you how to make sure you can use every part of it for your self-defense!

    Once you’ve got the basics from this course you’re just beginning. Now you’re ready to learn to wield the awesome power of. the double chuks!

    And much, MUCH more.

    I’ve specially priced the Nunchaku course at just $39.95C. And if you’re like others who own this course, you’ll find something new every time you watch it.

    And something else you want to know. Since the video and picture above are of me using this amazing tool I feel a real responsibility in making sure the information in this course is the best you can find anywhere on the Nunchaku. That’s why I’m personally guaranteeing your satisfaction.

    Take whatever time you need to watch this course not just once but several times. Then if for any reason you’re not totally hooked, just as I was years ago, then cancel it for a complete refund.

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    Since the modernization (and subsequent popularization) of Karate in the early 1900, Karate has spread to almost every part of the world. East to west, north to south. I even heard they have a Karate school in the North Pole. The training consists mostly of ice breaking…

    No, that last was a lie. But there might be!

    Now, with all of these Karate schools everywhere, the question I ask myself is this: How come Karate became so popular, spreading far and wide, but not Kobudo? Since, according to a noted Kobudo historian, “Karate and Kobudo are like brother and sister” they should be equally popular.

    Then why are they separated? Why is Kobudo almost neglected?

    I thought I had the answer to this. I thought long and hard, and came up with five basic theories. They are all good. But, then somebody told me the real reason.

    The one reason I didn’t think about…

    I will tell you that reason, of course, but first let´s look at the five reasons I came up with.

    1. Kobudo is hard

    Generally, yes, Kobudo is hard. Especially for people who can´t control their body. I mean, if they already have a hard time doing movements without an object in their hands, then doing it with something in their hands is sometimes too much for the brain. Overload.

    And just when you think you are getting good at one weapon it’s time to switch to the next!

    Complicated stuff doesn’t get popular.

    2. Kobudo is expensive

    To practice Karate you need clothes. To practice Kobudo you need clothes… and a weapon. And depending on how advanced you are you might need more than one weapon.

    If you are a black belt in Kobudo, you are likely to have two bo (one for kumite and one for kata), two sai, two tonfa, two nunchaku (one foam for kumite and one wood for kata), four kama (two wood for kumite and two steel for kata), two tekko, two eiku (kata/kumite) and sometimes more! This arsenal of weapons doesn’t come for free. And if a weapon breaks, you need to buy a new!

    Then you need covers for every weapon too…

    Expensive stuff doesn’t get popular.

    3. Kobudo is “not physical enough”

    This was the reply from a student who quit Kobudo. He just didn’t get sweaty enough. Obviously he was doing something wrong, since Karate in full speed never can be as tough as Kobudo in full speed. I can prove it with a formula like this:

    Body + weight in hands = more physical than Body – weight in hands.

    It’s simple. You see it, I see it. And still some people claim that Kobudo isn’t as physical as Karate. It’s not logic (we have formula) but they say it anyway.

    It’s because they are not on a high enough level to perform movements without risking hurting themselves. They are so afraid of the weapon itself that they cannot use it to 100 %. Hence, it becomes weak, slow, and boring Kobudo. Unless you actually train long enough to learn how to use 100% of the weapon without risking your neck.

    A long, hard and repetitive process for learning fundamentals doesn’t get popular.

    4. Kobudo is for geeks

    This one can be misunderstood, so let me explain: Geeks are often the opposite of people who do sports, right? And Kobudo is not a sport. So, logically, Kobudo must be for geeks, since you cannot compete in Kobudo.

    Competition is popular.

    Geeks don’t get popular.

    5. Kobudo is not practical

    “So I was walking into the pub the other day, right, when this huuuge guy flipped out and came swinging at me. I quickly sidestepped, pulled up my sai from my back pocket and blocked his attack with my left sai, sticking the other into his throat. He puked blood and guts and died. I wiped the blood from my sai and ordered a beer.”

    Not likely.

    People just don’t think Kobudo is practical. And sure, I agree that it doesn’t seem that way. But when you know the principles of the Kobudo weapons, you can use anything as a weapon – Shoes, purses, bags, belts, baskets, sticks, guitars and other random stuff in your environment. The unique shapes of the Kobudo weapons make you adept at handling almost any object, irrespective of shape, as a weapon.

    But people don’t know this. So they think you always have to carry around the weapons, instead of using your surroundings.

    Outdated and seemingly unpractical things don’t get popular.

    So, that was the reasons I came up with. This is great, I thought, now I can write a post about this. Then the noted Kobudo authority (that I mentioned in the beginning) told me the real reason.

    Karate makes more money than Kobudo.

    And it’s so true.

    You know it, and I know it. Money rules the world. Money buys cars, flat screens and some more cars. Also, it gives you food on the table.

    So, naturally people want money.

    Now, let’s make a story. Imagine you are a Kobudo and Karate master in Okinawa, a long time ago.

    Let’s say you want to spread Karate and Kobudo, so you move from boring Okinawa to mainland modern Japan. You find a nice building, and buy it. This will be your dojo. It has room for about fifty students. You put up a big sign that says “Karate and Kobudo Dojo”

    On the first night you are having training, fifty people show up, having heard rumors about your supreme skills. You tell them they are welcome to join, and today it is going to be Kobudo. You tell them to get a bo.

    Now you realize the problem. Only ten people can use a bo at the same time in the the dojo without hitting each other.

    You look towards the exit of your dojo.

    Forty people are putting their shoes on, going home. They didn’t have enough space to train.

    So, judging from this, it’s easy to see why Karate was preferred by the old masters. They all knew Kobudo too, believe me. But fifty students generate substantially more money than ten students. And no matter how much you would like to teach people your Kobudo, you soon come to a conclusion:

    You want food on your table.

    Karate gives food, not Kobudo. That only gives you blisters.

    So you stop teaching Kobudo, and from this day on you only teach Karate. Students start coming back, and your pockets are getting fatter. The food is on the table. The car is in the parking lot and the flat screen is in the living room.

    Just like you want it.

    And that’s why Kobudo never became popular.

    It is a long distance weapon that can be used further than a sniper rifle.

    Or it can be used at such close range that you are literally face to face.

    It deals lethal force.

    Or just enough to resolve the situation.

    It is sharper than a sword forged by Masamune.

    Yet also blunter and more powerful than a caveman’s favorite club (and I don’t mean nightclub).

    It also has defensive capabilities that can really save your butt.

    Some choose to carry it around in plain sight and flaunt it around.

    Some keep it on them hidden from casual view.

    Figured it out yet?

    Answer: the human mind!

    How to learn to use nunchaku by yourself

    Now, I don’t mean that your brain has a bunch of secret weapons of mass and minor destruction designed in it and you can defeat the biggest baddie by throwing your brain at him. I don’t mean the tiny and megalomaniac lab mouse that wants to take over the world either.

    Your mind can be an essential weapon in the fact that it is adaptable.

    Let’s take a step back. Raise your hand if you have heard the phrase “a weapon is supposed to be an extension of your body”?

    I’m betting you have your hand up. And that’s a good thing. The phrase definitely rings true. When you wield a weapon–no matter what weapon it is, nunchaku or twin tiger hook swords, escrima sticks or karambit, whatever—the last thing you want to have to worry about is having to worry about it.

    A weapon isn’t something you should feel awkward using. At every single moment in time, you should feel in control of yourself and your weapon.

    How about another phrase? “Your body is an extension of your mind”.

    Any raised hands?

    If you haven’t heard that, that’s ok. In the words of The Notorious B.I.G. “If you don’t know, now you know”.

    If your mind is unfocused, your movement will be unfocused. If your mind freezes, your body freezes.

    If your mind is receptive to what is happening around you, your movement will be free to react accordingly.

    The good: you can view the same situation with many different views and reactions.

    The bad: you can view the same situation with many different views and reactions.

    That freedom of reaction can cause a person to search through their options momentarily before executing a decisive tactical response (read: freeze).

    And while it’s nice to have so many different options to deal with a response—after all, if one option fails, we can just move on to the next one like Jay-Z and Swizz Beatz—that momentary freeze can be particularly troublesome if we are trying to protect ourself from being force fed a double-decker and triple cheese knuckle sandwich.

    The solution, you ask?

    Look for the commonalities. The best way to do this is to fight like a geometry teacher.

    Well, a really kick butt geometry teacher. See angles and shapes rather than punches and tools.

    There are countless techniques that a person can execute, but only so many angles they can come at. If you learn to recognize and deal with these angles rather than the individual technique, it will save you many a headaches. And missing teeth.

    This applies to any weapon you have in your hand as well. If you were fighting like a geometry teacher earlier, now you need to think like said teacher’s smart aleck simpleton student.

    See your “weapon” for what it really is.

    A bo (long staff) identifies as follows:

    Nothing more, nothing less.

    When you simplify it like that, it can open you up to a whole host of other possibilities. It’s kinda like when you were younger and your mom said you could grow up to be anything you wanted to be in life.

    Suddenly, a bo can be a broom, a long tree branch, a pipe. Though, no matter how hard you try, it probably won’t become president.

    Here are some more “tags” you can look for in a weapon:

    These are just a few though. You can think of some more, but I would recommend keeping the number of “tags” low so that it is easier to liken the weapons to one another. Remember that you are looking for the similarities, not the differences.

    The idea of generalization leads to the concept of having a decision tree. Put simply, a decision tree is a strategic way of viewing your options in a top-down manner.

    How to learn to use nunchaku by yourself

    Starting at the top, we have one question with two or more possible outcomes. Each possible outcome splits downward into another question with more possible outcomes. That process continues on as long as necessary or until you have analyzed most every possibility.

    Kinda like one of those choose your own adventure books.

    This works great for business but don’t apply this to fighting!

    At least, not exactly.

    If you are trying to defend yourself then you need to flip the whole diagram upside down. Start with the many different options (is it an overhead angle strike? Side angle? Kick? Blunt weapon? Sharp weapon?) and reduce the options until you reach a single result every single time (surviving).

    In other words, have tactical combinations you can use from a common position you may find yourself in while fighting. Not necessarily a common starting position, but rather, a position you often happen to go to during a fight or sparring bout.

    Speaking of position you go to during a fight, there is one more way of utilizing your mind as a weapon that I’ll write about. The last thing I’m going to talk about is your surroundings. I mentioned earlier how anything can be a weapon when you view it simply. That applies to your surrounding as well.

    A couple of steps, a brick wall, or even a stone pillar can be turned to your advantage. If you’ve seen the movie Home Alone then you know how dangerous your ordinary surrounding can be.

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    • Has chain and swivel

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    Heavy Metal Nunchaku Description

    These Heavy Metal Nunchaku are a very different Nunchaku from the norm and also are a cut above the norm. Metal nunchaku aren’t that common and people do request a metal Nunchaku from time to time so this is the perfect pair for them. They are a heavier weight to standard wooden Nunchaku, and the chain is longer and the swivel will feel different too. It’ll take a bit of time getting used to them.

    Made from solid metal and polished for a super sleek look, the nunchaku have been shaped with bands down the length of the chucks. This looks great but also helps with grip. The Chain is quite long and is attached with a basic swivel, not the standard ball bearing design. They swing quite heavy in the air and could really do some damage if you’re not careful.

    Add these great Nunchaku to your collection and you can enjoy practicing with them every day.

    Advice from the shop on Heavy Metal Nunchaku

    “Personally I think these are one best looking Nunchaku we sell. There’re pretty heavy and fell very different from standard wooden chuck. Take it easy with these, you’re shins won’t like them“

    Doug Swift, Owner of Enso Martial Arts Shop

    Sizing of your Heavy Metal Nunchaku

    All of the dimensions of your Bamboo Metal Nunchaku are:

    – Length of chuck = 28cm / 11″

    – Length of Chain =18 cm / 7″

    – Diameter of Chuck = 2cm / 0.75″

    If you have any questions about the heavy metal nunchaku you want to buy feel free to contact us at our shop to discuss it, call (0117) 9425832 or email [email protected]

    HAI! What kind of nunchaku spinner are you?

    1 As soon as I wake up, I.

    What do you do when you first wake up?

    2 When training. I usually imagine.

    3 Someone asks to borrow my nunchucks, I.

    4 My favorite pair of chucks.

    5 I know I’m done training when.

    What kind of nunchaku spinner are you?

    Bruce Lee

    How to learn to use nunchaku by yourself

    Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, Jet Li and Tony Jaa all combined DNA and created you. Sharp, intelligent (AND GOOD LOOKING!), you will become a freestyle nunchaku icon, shedding your amazing skills across millions of would be muggles.

    NUNCHUCKS!

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    Wow, you really went there. You must really love them. So I will reward you!

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    Grand Theft Chucker

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    You are like the sith of nunchaku spinners. Your spinning style is rated M for mature. Everyone knows that you only use 32 pound metal chucks and you like to train your flow by chasing people around and screaming like a wild man. We are all scared of you.

    Psycho Chucker

    How to learn to use nunchaku by yourself

    You spend your life leaping out of garbage cans, swinging chucks and scaring all the kids. You’re like a performer, but better. because you’re not performing. And because of that, you will become an urban legend.

    The trash chucker guy that lives down the street.

    “Your skills are unique, creative and some of the best in the world. “

    You said to yourself in the mirror.

    The Newbie

    How to learn to use nunchaku by yourself

    You enjoy the chucks, but it’s not really your first priority. You’re just having fun, and that’s what makes you so cool. Because you probably have other things that other dedicated chuckers don’t have. like a steady job.

    How to learn to use nunchaku by yourself

    You actually don’t know anything about nunchucks, but you love personality quizzes. While there are no right or wrong answers to these quizzes, you somehow answered them all wrong! YOU NOOB!

    How to make a Coin Disappear

    Do you remember ever going to magic shows when you were younger? I used to see so many at birthday parties. One of my favorite tricks was when the magician would make a coin disappear and then find it in weird places, like behind your ear. Ever since then I’ve wanted to learn how to do it. Almost just as fun and a little easier is to making a coin “disappear”. You don’t have to worry about putting anything up your sleeves or fancy hand tricks, but you can still look like an expert and entertain your friends!

    You will need:

    -To be seated at a table with no one on either side

    -A coin, preferably a quarter

    -A napkin spread out on your lap

    Step 1: Place a coin on table

    Place a coin on the surface about a foot in front of you and announce that you’re going to perform a magic trick—but don’t say what it is.

    Step 2: Slide it

    Casually reach toward the coin, covering most of it with you first three fingers, and slide it along the surface toward yourself.

    Step 3: Drop it

    When it reaches the edge of the surface, simply let the coin drop. However, pretend it’s still in your hand as you raise it to eye level, “holding” it between your thumb and first two fingers.

    Tip: It’s easier to perform this trick while sitting so the coin can drop onto your lap. And if you can have a napkin in place catch it, even better.

    Step 4: Flash the Coin

    “Show” the coin to your friends. As long as you make some distracting chatter and keep your hand moving, they’ll think they’re seeing it.

    Step 5: Move it

    Now move the imaginary coin to your other hand and make a fist, as if that hand now holds the coin. Make a point of showing the audience that the hand that previously held the imaginary coin is now empty.

    Step 6: Open Both Hands

    With a flourish, show that both hands are empty. Just make sure the dropped coin is nowhere in sight.

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    Foam Training Nunchaku Cord or Chain
    Description

    Gold Dragon
    12″ Ball Bearing Swivel / 12″ cord foam safety
    Foam Safety
    How to learn to use nunchaku by yourself

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    Reviews

    Happy with my purchase

    Posted by Kristina on 17th Feb 2022

    I’ve only trained with these once, about 30+ mins, but so far I am very happy with my purchase. They’re pretty, the padding helps when they accidentally bang into my arms, and they have enough weight to them.

    Best value chucks around

    Posted by Alex on 8th Sep 2021

    So I originally bought a pair of these through Amazon years ago, excellent… Then they went missing 5 years later, went through 3 pairs on Amazon that looked identical (priced between £7 and £26) all of which were terrible. Then found this website for direct purchase and for £7 plus P&P got the real thing. Properly weighted for the momentum needed on spins and wrist rolls. Will come back.

    Foam training nunchaku – chain

    Posted by Ronnie on 3rd Sep 2021

    New to Nunchaku. Love these. Quality item at a great price. Assumed they would be all foam but they’re actually foam around hard inner. Makes for authentic practice. Great service too from martialartshop. Kept informed all the way during delivery process. Cheers.

    Corded Nunchaku

    Posted by Derek Creasey on 20th Aug 2021

    Prefer chains to cords, but well made.

    Foam Nunchucks

    Posted by Catherine-Ann Lavery on 24th May 2021

    Perfect item and ideal to start off with the foam nunchucks for beginners.

    Foam Nunchaks

    Posted by John on 3rd Jan 2021

    Many years ago I had a cheap hollow plastic pair which were a bit too light to behave properly. You could feel them ‘lagging.’ These foam ones are a vast improvement. Heavy enough and substantial enough for meaningful practice, you’ll know when you hit yourself, but light and soft enough not to do serious injury if you get a bit casual 😉

    Nunchucks with cord.

    Posted by Taltos on 26th Nov 2020

    Better than most on the internet. Durable material, strong inner rod and quality string. And it is thick.
    Only down side is that if you are an experienced nunchuck wielder and you are using advanced speed and power. You ever so slightly start to pull down the foam coverage, slowly exposing the base/top of the nunchucks.
    It isn’t a major issue. Slightly annojing tough, but the product definitely worth its price.

    Excellent for practicing & improving!

    Posted by Rob Saturn on 19th Oct 2020

    I’ve been practicing since I was young – now I’m 50 :)), have a hexagon wood one, but lately thought that I should learn couple more tactics, especially using 2 in the same time. It is amazing, you could hit yourself all day with it, a ball would hit you more powerful than this stick :))

    Nunchaku

    Posted by William Mcconville on 21st Jul 2020

    Good training chucks as advertised worth the money