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It can be whirled around, using its hardened handles for blunt force, as well as wrapping its chain around an attacking weapon to immobilize or disarm an opponent. Flail weapons Weapons of Okinawa Japanese martial arts terminology.

The Nunchaku-Do sport, governed by the World Nunchaku Association, promotes black and yellow polystyrene foam nunchaku. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Unlike readily available plastic training nunchaku, the devices they promote are properly balanced.

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Martial arts in Okinawa were practiced exclusively by aristocracy kazoku and “serving nobles” shizokubut were prohibited among commoners heimin. The weapon should be properly balanced in terms of weight. British Board of Film Classification. The night watch would hit the blocks of wood together to attract people’s attention, then warn them about fires and other dangers. In New South Walesthe weapon is on the restricted weapons list and, thus, can only be owned with a permit.


Traditional nunchaku are made from a strong, flexible hardwood such as oakloquat or pasania.

The weight should be balanced towards the outer edges of the sticks for maximum ease and control of the swing arcs. Active Interest Media, Inc. For the animated TV series, see Numb Chucks. This page was last edited on 27 Decemberat Archived from the original on From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Its application is different in each style. Korean systems combine offensive and defensive moves, so both locks and strikes are taught. Another derives from the definition of “nun” as “twin”.

Nunchaku is often the first weapon wielded by a student, to teach self-restraint and posture, as the weapon is liable to hit the wielder more than the opponent if not used properly. Then you have kaata perfect what you’ve learned. The kikon-bu lower part of one handle of a nunchaku, showing the kontei bottom part of the handle.

Possession of nunchaku in mainland China is legal. Therefore, it makes a useful training weapon. Freestyle nunchaku is a kaa style of performance art using nunchaku as bunchaku visual tool, rather than as a weapon. The rope is made from horsehair. Allegedly adapted by Okinawan farmers from a non-weapon implement for threshing rice, it was not a historically popular weapon because it was ineffective against the most widely used weapons of that time such as samurai swordsand few historical techniques for its use still survive.


Wikimedia Commons has media related to Nunchaku. Retrieved from ” https: Chinese nunchaku tend to be rounded, [ according to whom?

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Legality in Australia is determined by individual state laws. The Art of Shaolin Kung Fu. Retrieved 5 April In Germany, nunchaku have been illegal since Aprilwhen they were declared a strangling weapon. Finally, the wood is very finely sanded and rubbed with an oil or stain for preservation.