Nunchaku OK or Not (Vid)

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Re: Nunchaku OK or Not (Vid)

Post by Power Fail » Thu Oct 14, 2010 1:08 pm

ninja-elbow wrote:There was that guy in New Zealand that totally flipped out with chucks in a mall: http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/591718" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
As much as I would not want to get cracked in the face with some chucks, I'm slightly surprised that two cops were too afraid of the guy to just take him down right then and there, to the point that a negotiator had to be called in.
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Re: Nunchaku OK or Not (Vid)

Post by KentsOkay » Thu Oct 14, 2010 1:12 pm

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ninja-elbow wrote:There was that guy in New Zealand that totally flipped out with chucks in a mall: http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/591718" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
As much as I would not want to get cracked in the face with some chucks, I'm slightly surprised that two cops were too afraid of the guy to just take him down right then and there, to the point that a negotiator had to be called in.
Obviously he had a better Haka then they did:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6f3fvUvOiLQ
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Re: Nunchaku OK or Not (Vid)

Post by frogdude » Thu Oct 14, 2010 1:22 pm

KentsOkay wrote:Yeah they work, but a sword works WAY BETTER. SO do tomahawks. Axes and machetes have this wonderful aspect of being useful in MOST situations, wheres 'chucks are good in a total of... two. You cant chap trees, prepare dinner, start a fire, build shelter or anything like that with nunchaku. All you can do with them is bean somebody and bean yourself.
You can also flail rice! Always handy, that. Just this morning i found myself with some rice that needed flailing, and i thought to myself "I wish i had some rice flails..."
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Re: Nunchaku OK or Not (Vid)

Post by bamboo spear » Thu Oct 14, 2010 5:40 pm

I never really got too much into the "specialized" weapons like nunchaku, sai or tonfa. I always thought it was better to learn something simple like a hanbo (3 foot staff), rokushakubo (6 foot staff), sword/knife or something like that, something you can improvise with weapons like a long common stick, branch, shovel handle, axe handle, machete, baseball bat, kitchen knife, rope, belt, chain, etc. The basics work best. If you master the nunchaku or tonfa and don't have that exact weapon handy, it's not very useful, and those types of weapons are always illegal to carry.

That being said, my favorite weapon is the kusarigama, which is very specialized. Besides, I wouldn't be able to take it anywhere to begin with!

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Re: Nunchaku OK or Not (Vid)

Post by Acquisitor » Thu Oct 14, 2010 8:41 pm

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Re: Nunchaku OK or Not (Vid)

Post by AgentBlack » Thu Oct 14, 2010 9:33 pm

THIS is nunchucks...

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This is YOUR brain on nunchhakus...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7M8xJgQv ... re=related
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Re: Nunchaku OK or Not (Vid)

Post by KentsOkay » Thu Oct 14, 2010 9:36 pm

frogdude wrote:
KentsOkay wrote:Yeah they work, but a sword works WAY BETTER. SO do tomahawks. Axes and machetes have this wonderful aspect of being useful in MOST situations, wheres 'chucks are good in a total of... two. You cant chap trees, prepare dinner, start a fire, build shelter or anything like that with nunchaku. All you can do with them is bean somebody and bean yourself.
You can also flail rice! Always handy, that. Just this morning i found myself with some rice that needed flailing, and i thought to myself "I wish i had some rice flails..."
:mrgreen:
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Re: Nunchaku OK or Not (Vid)

Post by yossarian » Thu Oct 14, 2010 11:00 pm

This is just cheating.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j45hTIEE ... re=related




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Re: Nunchaku OK or Not (Vid)

Post by mystic_1 » Thu Oct 14, 2010 11:48 pm

josephlys wrote: the spinning stuff is just to confuse the opponent so he doesnt know where the strike is coming from.

While you're busy spinning your nunchacku, your opponent just shoots/stabs/punches you while your weapon is out of position.

The people I have seen who actually were skilled with these, spent little to no time spinning them.

The flail action, as stated earlier, makes a great force-multiplier over a bare-handed strike and there are a variety of other combat uses, but "looking cool" isn't one of them.

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Re: Nunchaku OK or Not (Vid)

Post by bumblingbear » Fri Oct 15, 2010 2:51 am

'chucks are a good weapon to use against an unarmed opponent.

....but so is anything else.

Against a real weapon in the hands of someone who knows how to use it, they're worthless.

A dude with a jian could cut a 'chucker into shreds.
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Re: Nunchaku OK or Not (Vid)

Post by mystic_1 » Fri Oct 15, 2010 6:48 am

I wouldn't say worthless, I'd rather have nunchacku than nothing, which I believe is why they were invented to start with, but they don't make you Chuck Norris or anything. :)

But knowing when to fight, and when not to fight, is pretty important too.

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Re: Nunchaku OK or Not (Vid)

Post by T-Boon » Fri Oct 15, 2010 7:25 am

Dont make me Haka you ... with Nunchucks :P

Or this !
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJGxd4xZjcw" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: Nunchaku OK or Not (Vid)

Post by mystic_1 » Fri Oct 15, 2010 8:31 am

Most vids of that variety remind me of that self-flagellating guy from The Da Vinci Code. :)

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Re: Nunchaku OK or Not (Vid)

Post by Tireur » Fri Oct 15, 2010 12:32 pm

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SPIN THE NUNCHUCKS AROUND YOUR HEAD, NOT YOUR HEAD AROUND THE 'CHUCKS!
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Re: Nunchaku OK or Not (Vid)

Post by lunchy » Fri Oct 15, 2010 2:28 pm

I spent many, many years (about 25, give or take) praticing with the nunchaku. While most kids were kicking around a football, I was learning the latest double handed technique. I've taught hundreds of classes, performed countless exhibitions with single chuks, double chuks, blindfolded. I've broken bricks, blocks, you name it.
I could even tell which part of their body a student had accidentally hit just from the noise it made.

Then one morning I had an epiphany, a realisation that maybe these ultimate weapons... these uber-violent whirling sticks of Death were maybe not the weapon of heroic mass destruction that I had once thought them to be. Or to quote the Simpsons-

"Nunchaku.... Fun, but pointless."

How right they were. 8)

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Re: Nunchaku OK or Not (Vid)

Post by White Bear » Fri Oct 15, 2010 6:35 pm

For me, nunchaku are kind of like unicycles. It's cool if you can use one, but there are better ways to get from point A to point B.
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Re: Nunchaku OK or Not (Vid)

Post by White Bear » Sun Jun 03, 2012 11:34 pm

kodiesmith wrote:hi i just passed by find it interesting this topic is awesome.... :)
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Really, I try not to resurrect old threads unless I have something productive to add.
For example, I now know three section staff beat nunchaku everytime. 3 is 2, 2 is 1, etc
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Re: Nunchaku OK or Not (Vid)

Post by Marxist » Mon Jun 04, 2012 3:59 pm

Unless you're super well trained I wouldn't risk it.

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Re: Nunchaku OK or Not (Vid)

Post by T-Boon » Tue Jun 05, 2012 9:40 am

This is all i think about when i hear the 3 part staff mentioned.



When they swap weapons.
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Re: Nunchaku OK or Not (Vid)

Post by Turd Fergueson » Wed Jun 06, 2012 5:54 pm

Unless you're recieving decent training with them, I'd say don't bother with them. Nunchucks aren't exactly as easy to learn as some impact weapons. If you're looking for a system that teaches impact weapons right off the bat in an easy to learn fashion that will definitely improve your skill level fast, find an escrima or kali class.

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Re: Nunchaku OK or Not (Vid)

Post by Phantomgrift » Thu Jun 07, 2012 5:26 am

For the original poster:

Get two pieces of wood, tie them together and swing it around. See how long you can go before smacking yourself somewhere that's both entertaining and painful.
Now pick up say, a staff, or hiking stick, or mop handle. Just as fun to swing, and less chance of smacking yourself.
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Re: Nunchaku OK or Not (Vid)

Post by DarkPhoenix » Fri Jun 08, 2012 1:41 pm

I love nunchaku. In trained hands they look awesome and can do a great deal of damage. That being said, I started learning joint locks and compliance techniques with them. That won't help against a Zed, but an unruly human it should work.

Just do lots of training. Good luck finding a dojo that focuses on them for anything more than tricking and XMA forms.
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Re: Nunchaku OK or Not (Vid)

Post by bamboo spear » Sun Jun 10, 2012 9:15 am

I've never been a nunchuks guy. I'd rather just have some sort of truncheon, tanbo or extendable baton. If I were to carry a flexible weapon like that, I'd at least use a manrikigusari or kusarifundo - much easier to carry, and not as recognizable as a "martial arts weapon". Nunchuks can deliver an enormous amount of energy, but if you get into a ground scrap or start grappling, you can do more with a short baton gripped with both hands.

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Re: Nunchaku OK or Not (Vid)

Post by DarkPhoenix » Tue Jun 12, 2012 1:03 pm

bamboo spear wrote: if you get into a ground scrap or start grappling, you can do more with a short baton gripped with both hands.
I drop the weapons at that point. I can do more damage without them at that point.
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