|The nunchaku is a challenge to learn, but with today's foam chuks, it is easier than in the old days when all we had were|
nunchaku we made ourselves from whatever wood and chain we could find. It resulted in many bruises and in some
practitioners not being able to have children (just kidding). But we mastered the weapon after many bruises. Most people
today have it easy as they start with foam chuks. The problem with foam chuks is that they are very cheaply made with a
breakable plastic cylinder that shatters. Nunchaku was designed as a blocking, striking and grappling weapon that did not
require many release (swinging) strikes. Kata will teach you proper muscle memory, blocks, strikes, etc.
Be aware of prejudice by legislators against this tool and write to them demanding the release of this tool. Why it is
included with poison gas, grenades, etc? Are legislators that stupid? Probably, but lets educate them about this traditional
and historical tool and weapon. In this photo, Ben located in Chandler, trains with Scott our Peruvian Karate Instructor.
|Kobudo (Nunchuku) classes at the University of Wyoming|
|Both men and women learn to use the nunchaku at the Arizona Hombu dojo.|
|Ben attacks with knife only to have it parried by nunchaku during kobudo class|