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Nanchaku

Postby Abzzzz » Fri Mar 06, 2015 6:26 pm

I've been getting more and more interested in Bruce Lee with each passing weak (previously only knew him for the movies), and after buying several of his books I went through some of his training videos on youtube and came across the nanchaku display where he plays ping pong/lights matchsticks with them. After seeing that I figured that learning how to use them (not to his level of course, just in regular practice) would offer a fair amount of coordination and fun for a workout.

I was curious if anyone has any experience with these weapons and if I could get any advice on where to start practicing. Though I'm not sure anyone here has dabbled in Nanchaku honestly Now, that's funny.




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Re: Nanchaku

Postby Jesse » Fri Mar 06, 2015 10:47 pm

I've heard at least the ping pong videos are recent fabrications. I haven't seen any with matches. The nunchaku was okinawan and simply something he picked up quite later in life and there's no indication that he actually studied much with anyone that I can find. He did seem to have studied filipino arts a bit, but again...the nunchaku isn't filipino. There's some okinawan schools that still systematically teach it at higher levels and there are some books and videos out there. Good luck.

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Re: Nanchaku

Postby Abzzzz » Sat Mar 07, 2015 7:38 am

Thanks. Kind of sucks to be told they're fake but still inspirational to see either way. Also here's the matchsticks one if you were curious http://youtu.be/0PLBXAcKyDw

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Re: Nanchaku

Postby speedy » Tue Mar 10, 2015 8:04 am

As a kid and note I am going to be 41 this year I messed with these things. But I always knew them as nunchaku (pronounced nunchucks). Anyway, I used them, and mostly the padded ones for the simple fact I was a kung fu, ninja, Bruce Lee, Chuck Norris and many others fanatic. I was all about 5pm Kung Fu theatre on Satrudays and still miss it.

Anyway, the point is I didn't do them for protection, coordination, I just did them for I found them cool. Lucky for me the ones I owned (rope and chain) were padded for I can't tell you how many times I whacked my head and nuts. I actually got pretty good at it, but never good enough to take them to a fight.

In short, I would do it for pure enjoyment, and not do it thinking it will develop coordination and reasons such as that. Also, I can't express enough GET THE PADDED ONES!!!
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Re: Nanchaku

Postby Abzzzz » Tue Mar 10, 2015 8:08 am

speedy wrote:As a kid and note I am going to be 41 this year I messed with these things. But I always knew them as nunchaku (pronounced nunchucks). Anyway, I used them, and mostly the padded ones for the simple fact I was a kung fu, ninja, Bruce Lee, Chuck Norris and many others fanatic. I was all about 5pm Kung Fu theatre on Satrudays and still miss it.

Anyway, the point is I didn't do them for protection, coordination, I just did them for I found them cool. Lucky for me the ones I owned (rope and chain) were padded for I can't tell you how many times I whacked my head and nuts. I actually got pretty good at it, but never good enough to take them to a fight.

In short, I would do it for pure enjoyment, and not do it thinking it will develop coordination and reasons such as that. Also, I can't express enough GET THE PADDED ONES!!!


Lols beat you to it. I was looking at padded ones before I even posted just because I know people that beat themselves silly with these things. They actually got here yesterday and were really fun to mess with. So if anything I think I will just do it for fun, would even make for a nice party trick (minus flaming nunchucks).

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Re: Nanchaku

Postby speedy » Tue Mar 10, 2015 8:48 am

The last line reminded me of something. Two things I used to do as a kid (I was alone a lot), is I would light a candle and try to blow it out using punches and nunchucks.
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Re: Nanchaku

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Re: Nanchaku

Postby Jesse » Tue Mar 10, 2015 1:36 pm

Nunchakus and butterfly knives...big boy toys. :)

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Re: Nanchaku

Postby LonelyWolf » Sun Feb 21, 2016 12:23 pm

For nunchaku fans:

Once Upon a Time in High School (2004)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0390205/

The endings a bit spoiled since you know the weapon of choice now, but I doubt fans will be disappointed. The build up is super long, but I enjoy that kinda thing in a film and really enjoyed the movie.

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Re: Nanchaku

Postby Canis Caelorum » Mon Feb 22, 2016 3:02 pm

I always preferred simple, heavy steel knuckledusters over any of the more outlandish things some of my friends would carry (including nunchucks) but I have to admit, they look pretty cool.
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