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Fight

and self-defense with Nunchaku



Basic and advanced Techniques


Samuel Greenberg
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Annotation
This book is based on practical approach for learning the most effective and easy for
implementing Nunchaku techniques, which will give you required theoretical knowledge,
practical skills and confidence in any uncomfortable situation at the street, at public places
or at home. Within just a few weeks you will be able to use Nunchaku for defending
yourself, your family, friends or any other person.

Every self-defense and fighting system has hundreds of techniques, which is simply
impossible to learn, remember and master for automatic use like James Bond or Bruce Lee
for average person. All combat and self-defense techniques look impressive in Hollywood
movies and Martial arts training centers, but they can be totally useless in real street fight
situations.

You may know that, for example, each professional boxer has one well prepared knockout
punch, which it always tries to deliver to his opponent during competition. The purpose of
this book is to arm you with the most powerful techniques that will allow you to disarm
and neutralize any offender with just one or two blows with the help of a Nunchaku and
block his attacks towards you.

The book contains just the most essential information and detailed description of each
technique. It is well illustrated and can be used for teaching your family members
including children.
To learn some of the techniques you need a partner. It is better, if it is a man far superior to
you in physical strength. Movements should be done first and very slowly, achieving their
cohesion and smoothness, then gradually accelerating and bringing them to real
conditions. However, it does not need to exert excessive efforts in order not to deliver a
pain to your partner. Begin to master the techniques after a short warm-up, warming up the
muscles and joints. You should use for training lessons Nunchaku sticks covered by rubber
for avoiding traumas, which can be easily taken off in real danger situations.
In conclusion, I would like to wish readers not to find themselves in situations that will
require the application of Nunchaku combat knowledge in practice. Let the training will
serve you to gain and strengthen confidence in yourself.
Table of contents
Chapter 1. Introduction to Nunchaku
Chapter 2. Methods of holding Nunchaku
Chapter 3. Methods of gripping Nunchaku
Chapter 4. Main stances with Nunchaku
Chapter 5. Basics of Nunchaku techniques
Chapter 6. Warm-up exercises
Chapter 7. The swing strikes with Nunchaku
Vertical wide swing strike down
Vertical short swing strike down
Vertical short swing strike down with step forward and aside
Vertical short swing strike down with axillary grip
Horizontal swing strike inside
Diagonal swing strike inside and down
Diagonal swing strike inside
Diagonal swing strike outside and down
Vertical swing strike up
Diagonal swing strike up and inside
Diagonal swing strike up and outside
Chapter 8. The brush twist strikes with Nunchaku
Vertical strike from top to bottom
Short horizontal strike outside
Short diagonal strike outside
Vertical strike from bottom to top
Short horizontal strike inside
Chapter 9. The whipping strikes with Nunchaku
Diagonal whipping strike up and inside
Diagonal whipping strike down and inside
Short whipping horizontal strike inside
Chapter 10. The whipping strikes with folded Nunchaku sticks
Vertical whipping strike up
Horizontal whipping strike outside
Vertical whipping strike down
Chapter 11. Advanced of Nunchaku techniques
Rotation in the form of “eight”
Interceptions
Interception through the arm
Interception through the arm using a circular torsion
Interception through the arm through the attack position
Interception through the arm by twisting the semicircle
Interception behind
Interception behind the back with a twist in a semicircle
Interception behind the back through the opposite shoulder
Chapter 12. Attacks and self-defense techniques with Nunchaku
Direction of the attacks
Self-defense with folded Nunchaku
Prevention the attack of the upper part of the body
Defense against the leg attack
Defense against side blow to the head by hand or foot
Defense against straight and side strikes to the head by hand
Block by the lower stick
Block by the lower end of the stick
Block by the lower stick in reverse grip stance
Block by the stick’s lower end in reverse grip stance
Block by the stick’s upper part in reverse grip stance
Using Nunchaku rope or chain
Defense against stick
Defense against knife
Defense against stick with counter-attack
Conclusion
Chapter 1. Introduction to Nunchaku

Nunchaku is essentially a modification of agricultural tool that peasants used for threshed
rice and also for defense of their crops from invaders for centuries in the Philippines and
Japan. Later it became a very powerful weapon, which can be used for self-defense
against any offender or a group of offenders. There are many schools, styles and
techniques in Martial arts on using Nunchaku for fight and self-defense, which require
years to master all skills. But only in this book you will find the most effective and easy to
learn techniques that will allow you in few weeks to be well prepared for stopping and
neutralizing any, not depending on size and weight, even armed offender.

Nunchaku

Nunchaku consists of two sticks of solid wood with the length of a man’s elbow, held
together by a strong silk cord or a thin chain attached at the ends with pins. The length of
the cord or chain does not exceed 10 … 12 cm. The sticks can be six- and octahedral with
a slight thinning to the fixing end or round, of equal thickness, up to 5 cm in diameter. The
weight of Nunchaku is between 100 and 230 grams. Small size and light weight makes
Nunchaku convenient for carrying in the bag like an umbrella and use for defense, when
it’s necessary.
The Nunchaku technique is a speed rotation in different planes, unexpected interceptions
from one hand to another, attacks like swinging strokes, clicks like a whip, and short
pointed movements that are used to hit vulnerable points on the opponent’s body. All this
creates a unique drawing of the fight with Nunchaku. Some schools of martial arts
demonstrate a variety of ways of stifling grips and painful techniques that are performed
using Nunchaku.
The advantage of the Nunchaku design is the complete lack of recoil in the hand.
Therefore, owning the technique, you can deliver powerful blows without fear that the
weapon will fly out of your hand. The most common tactic of combat with the help of
Nunchaku is the strike of an attacker’s limb in oncoming movement and subsequent
attacks into vulnerable areas on the body of the enemy, suffocating or painful seizure.
Further, two bars can behave like ticks: the rope that connects them can shrink around the
neck or another part of the opponent’s body or you can hit with bars, holding them
together. In addition, you can use Nunchaku pairs by holding two at the same time in your
hands. All these make Nunchaku a very powerful weapon.


Chapter 2. Methods of holding Nunchaku

As a rule, Nunchaku is held with one hand for one of the sticks. There is a straight (Fig. a)
and the inverse (Fig. b) form of holding Nunchaku. Both sticks can be held in one hand,
using the Nunchaku as a short baton, but in this case the weapon loses all its advantages.
This special form of holding is used for striking by the ends of the sticks at the point of
their connection (Fig. c). Another special form of retention is as on (Fig. d).


Usually the Nunchaku grip is held in the lower third or in the middle. It is best to grab the
Nunchaku in the following sequence: first, the little finger very firmly presses the weapon
to the palm, and then the other fingers cover the handle. The brush holds the Nunchaku
without significant effort, so that excessive tension does not interfere with the movement
of the wrist and there is the possibility of the best transfer of energy.
Chapter 3. Methods of gripping Nunchaku

Before starting a more difficult technique of strikes and interceptions, familiarize yourself
with the main methods of gripping Nunchaku as on Figures 1-7:

Figures 1-7

The main grips of Nunchaku:

1) axillary grip;
2) shoulder grip;

3) opposite axillary grip;


4) keeping the weapon folded in the hand;

5) internal popliteal grip;


6) external popliteal grip;

7) the outer opposite popliteal grip.



Chapter 4. Main stances with Nunchaku

There are 5 basic stance positions with Nunchaku, which called classic and studied at all
Martial arts training centers. Figures 1-5:


When you learn all these positions, the next step will be to try them in movement doing
steps forward, backward and to sides. These movements will allow you to see, which
positions are better for different methods of holding Nunchaku.
There are two main movements with Nunchaku: sliding and throwing ones. Sliding
movement is used for stepping forward and attacking the opponent the same time.
Throwing movement is used for attacking first and then followed by the legs’ movements.
You can see sliding movements on figures 6-11. After the strike the one stick of Nunchaku
returns under the elbow of the fighter.


After throwing movements the attack is being finished before legs’ movements, Figures
12-15.
Chapter 5. Basics of Nunchaku techniques

The meaning of the Nunchaku technique is the ability to increase due to the rotation of the
leading stick (the stick that holds in the hand) the impact force of the free stick (the stick
that does not hold in the hand).

The most important element in working with Nunchaku is the wrist-twisting technique of
the leading stick. This elusive brush movement allows you to instantly change the
direction of movement of the free arm.

The work of the nunchaku is based on the “wrist eight” - the movements of the moving
stick, supported by the hand twist, the trajectory of which allows the free handle to “draw
eight” in different directions and planes (Fig. 1).

Figure 1

In the Nunchaku technique there are various tricks - swings (blows), whips, spinners,
interceptions.
Swing (punch) is a nunchaku movement trajectory. Swings can be short (arm bent) and
wide (arm extended fully). Along the trajectory, swings can be vertical (down, up),
horizontal (inward, outward), diagonal (down-in, down-out, up-in, up-out), figure eight,
etc.

Strikes with nunchaku can be poked (butt of arms), chopping (top-down, sideways),
slitting (top-down-oblique, bottom-up-obliquely), etc. They fully reveal the features of this
weapon, allow you to suddenly increase the reach and power effect of their actions.
A whip is the common name for attacking moves by means of swings (strikes) with a free
stick. All the whips are performed by two main elements - wrist twist and wrist reverse
(straight jerk movement of the brush). In addition, forearms are involved in the
performance of the whips and the hips are twisted.

In a general sense, interception means the return of a weapon after an action. However, the
interception can be an independent movement, pursuing various goals. This may be the
choice of the optimal position for a Nunchaku to defend or attack, or a psychological
action that hides the direction of attack from the enemy or anticipates his actions.
Interception is used to increase the radius of his movements; to stop the movement of the
nunchaku in its last phase (the ability to grab the free arm to avoid being hit at the time of
its return).

There are quite a few interceptions of weapons. This is a horizontal return / interception
from the opposite side (of the same name); horizontal return / interception outwards
behind the back (inward behind the back, inward through the neck); vertical return /
interception up (down); opposite (like-named) diagonal return / interception behind the
back; vertical (horizontal) popliteal return down (inward); interception of the free arm in
front of you (on the side, under the arm, above the forearm, behind the shoulder, behind
the back, between the legs); interception leading handle behind his back (through the
thumb); vertical return / interception popping in the brush in front of him, etc.

A pinwheel is a movement, the trajectory of which is a “figure of eight” based on a wrist


twist at the beginning or end of movement. The pinwheels are varied. This is a single
vertical (horizontal) hand intercept; carpal rotation “figure eight” (inverse “figure eight”,
vertical “figure eight”, inverse vertical “figure eight”); vertical rotation with fingers, etc.
At demonstration performances in Martial Arts training centers, instructors show various
kinds of rotation with Nunchaku sticks intercepted from one hand to another through the
neck, back, armpits, etc. However, this “work” has nothing to do with martial art and is
mainly to impress the public. In fights, however, nunchaku is used not for “juggling”, but
for striking, staging blocks, carrying out painful and suffocating techniques.

The peculiarity of the nunchaku strikes is that the enemy is not able to determine the
trajectory of the strike along the trajectory of the moving stick. Due to the hand twist, the
free stick is able to change its direction of movement (from straight to lateral, from lateral
to lower impact, etc.).

Nunchaku allow you to defend against the blows of the enemy with a beating, staging
blocks with one or two handles, or grasping with them the beating hand, foot, or weapon
of the opponent. Good mastery of the defense technique is necessary in order to be able to
repel a blow with a weapon that has great strength (maximum at the end of the movement
path).

The arsenal of methods and skills with nunchaku is rich in all sorts of painful and
suffocating techniques. With the help of Nunchaku, you can hook and grip the opponent’s
limbs, hit the pain points. In the case of holding the weapon with both hands on both arms,
it can be used as a pincer, hitting the opponent’s wrist, fist or neck.

Finally, actions with Nunchaku can be very effectively combined with karate technique
(punches and blocks with your free hand and legs).

To master the technique of working with Nunchaku begin with training basic positions of
Nunchaku, performing wide and short sweeps, “eights”, applying simple strokes (first
through the air and then over the dummy) and returning the free stick.

After mastering the technique of hitting the Nunchaku and returning the free handle, you
can begin to study the technique of interceptions, whips, turns, and also master the
technique of setting the blocks stretched and folded Nunchaku. Initially, these actions are
learnt in stances, and then in motion.

At the final stage, the technique of combat with an unarmed and armed enemy is studied
and tested. At this stage, you can practice the pain and choking techniques with use of
Nunchaku sticks, hooks, grabs and other methods and skills. Particular attention is paid to
the study of the technology of warfare with the enemy, armed with Nunchaku. Fights are
held in protective gear and with Nunchaku, not made of solid materials (foam rubber,
polyurethane, etc.).
Chapter 6. Warm-up exercises

At the beginning of training with Nunchaku, as with work with any weapon, you need to
do a short warm-up (2-3 minutes) for all your body, especially paying attention to the
brushes, hands and the shoulders. As example, you can use exercises as on Figures 1-13
by putting light pressure and moving the fingers, the palms and hands in different
directions.

You can include and use your own exercises for quick warm-up before training session.
After warm-up you should do 4- 6 deep breaths, holding air inside your lungs for few
seconds. Now you are ready to continue your training.
Chapter 7. The swing strikes with Nunchaku

Flying strokes form the basis of the Nunchaku technique. While in some cases, nunchaku
can be used for a prick, strike or a block, this weapon is best used in swinging movements.

A very important moment is return of the moving stick of Nunchaku after the blow. If you
use a weapon in full force and cannot skillfully return it back to proper stance, you can hit
and injure yourself.

A safe return of nunchaku can be ensured by simply continuing the swing, withdrawing
the weapon or twisting it around a part of the body or grabbing it from another angle.

We will discuss in this section the nunchaku blows and safe returns. It will also show how
to transfer weapons from hand to hand, how to change the type of capture.

Remember that the swinging motion should ensure that the enemy is struck and that the
moving part is returned to you without danger of getting the strike.

Practicing these and other techniques, conduct them, as if really striking a real opponent.
This will give strength to your movements and clarify the purpose of each action.

All strikes can be carried out in both directions: to the right, and to the left side. At the
initial stage, in order not to hurt yourself, use protective devices: helmet, knee pads, elbow
pads and inguinal shield.

Now we will look at swinging Nunchaku blows and safe returns.


Vertical wide swing strike down

Nunchaku is in the position of the shoulder grip using both hands as on Fig. 1, A. The
picture shows the strike from front and side: 1 – A, 2 –B etc. It can be used from middle
range to long distances with wide step forward, because straight hand can reach opponents
standing far from you.


Vertical short swing strike down

Nunchaku is in the position of the shoulder grip as on Fig. 6, A. The picture shows the
strike from front and side: 1 – A, 2 –B etc. It can be used at middle range and long
distances from the opponent with short step forward.


Vertical short swing strike down with step forward and aside

This strike is similar to previous one. The difference is legs’ movement and slight swing of
the body, Figures A – E.


This strike is effective against the opponent’s straight strike attack and as a preventive
strike with the movement aside against the opponent that have a long stick.
Vertical short swing strike down with axillary grip

This is a difficult strike – the attack by end of the moving stick in the face of the opponent.
After the attack the moving the stick returns back under the shoulder. The strike is used for
preventive attack and for the opponent’s distraction, Figures 11-14 and A-D.
Horizontal swing strike inside

This is one of the most powerful strikes with Nunchaku, which can be delivered from
many stances. The main role in this strike belongs to the arms and the shoulders. The
distance can be controlled by extending the hand.


The return of the stick to behind the back of the fighter makes this strike safer than others.
The fighters can strike the head, hands and the body of the opponent, Figures 15 – 21.
Additional power to the strike the fighter can deliver by the turn of his thighs and the
body, Figures A, B.

Diagonal swing strike inside and down

This strike is similar the previous one with the only difference in return of the moving
stick. The strike also can be delivered from any stances and levels, Figures 22-26.

The moving stick is caught by the free hand, Figures A, B.


Diagonal swing strike inside

The diagonal swing strike inside can be short and wide and delivered from different
stances and levels. The difference between them is the position of moving stick after its
return. In the first case the moving stick will be at the back and may harm the fighter hand,
if not stopped, Figures 27-29. The strike requires of precise implementation.


In the second case the moving hand becomes straight in the end of the movement, Figures
30-34, and A-D.


The harm to the opponent’s body can be controlled by invisible movement of hand. The
power of the strike depends on the speed of the brush’s and the shoulder’s movements.


Diagonal swing strike outside and down

This strike is considered as the most powerful and safe one. The striking hand is fully
straightened. After return the moving stick is located away from you and can’t hurt you,
Figures 35-36. The strike can be started from lower stance, Figure A.

The power is delivered by combining the movement of the brush with the wide movement
of the all hand.
Vertical swing strike up

Compared to a blow down, the blow up has smaller amplitude and, therefore, the power.
The attacks usually target at the opponent’s chin, groin area and in rare cases hands for
disarming the opponent, Figures 38-40.

Diagonal swing strike up and inside

This strike is quite rare used, but it’s worth to know it because of its non-expectancy by
the opponent. It usually targets the chin of the opponent, Figures 41-43.

Diagonal swing strike up and outside

This strike is also rare used for preventive purpose and for disarming the opponent due to
its non –expectancy, Figures 44-46.

Chapter 8. The brush twist strikes with Nunchaku

These types of strikes use brush’s twist to deliver a power strike. They also can be divided
on short and wide ones, but there is no much difference between them.

Vertical strike from top to bottom

The start stance can be the axillary grip. The target of the attack is the head or hands of the
opponent (disarming), Figures 48-52 and A-F.


Short horizontal strike outside

This strike differs from the previous one by the start of the movement. It can be directed to
the opponent’s head, the knees and also used as a counter-attack, Figures 53-57.


Short diagonal strike outside

This is very powerful strike similar to the previous one, which can be delivered from
different stances, Figures 60-68.


Vertical strike from bottom to top

This is quite rare used strike, which implemented with use of the brush’s twist. The start
stance is the axillary grip. The target is the opponent’s groin area and hands, Figures 69-
70.
Short horizontal strike inside

The strike can be done with short and long trajectory. The strike with short trajectory is
less powerful. The target is the opponent’s head, Figures 71-76, and A-F.


Chapter 9. The whipping strikes with Nunchaku

These types of strikes also use brush’s twist at the beginning of stick movement, which is
used for delivering more power and hiding the direction of strike from the opponent.
Diagonal whipping strike up and inside

Starting position is on Figures 78-79 and the strike, Figures 80-84.


Diagonal whipping strike down and inside

This strike is similar to the previous one. The difference is in the twist of the stick, which
goes from top to bottom in diagonal direction targeting the opponent’s head. The start
stance is the same as for previous strike, Figures 85-90.


Short whipping horizontal strike inside

This strike starts from auxiliary stance. It has 3 phases: twisting, strike and return of the
stick. The target of the attack is the opponent’s head, Figures 91-95.


Chapter 10. The whipping strikes with folded Nunchaku
sticks

This is a start position for the attack with folded Nunchaku sticks. They techniques from
this stance can be different. I describe here the most commonly used ones.
Vertical whipping strike up

The start position with folded sticks behind is the most effective in real fight, Figure 98.
The strike of the target is part of the powerful twisting movement of the weapon, Figures
99-104.


Horizontal whipping strike outside

This is the main strike with Nunchaku in folded grip. The target of the attack is the head
and the knees of the opponent. The phases of implementing this strike are shown on
Figures 105-111. You can deliver more powerful strike from position on Figure 111.
Vertical whipping strike down

This is very powerful strike. Start position is on Figures 112-113, and strike’s phases on
Figures 114-120.


Chapter 11. Advanced of Nunchaku techniques

Rotation in the form of “eight”

This special technique describes the vertical circles on the sides of the body, which creates
a “protective field” around the fighter.

If the “eight” is performed at high speed, then almost any attack will be interrupted by the
movement of the nunchaku. This Nunchaku technique disorients the enemy, when the
stick quickly moves in the form of “eight”. The opponents can be attacked from any side.
For starting of the rotation in form of “eight” Nunchaku should be held in one hand.
Straightening the elbow with a swinging motion, you launch the Nunchaku at the “eight”
in front of yourself and then gradually increase the speed and amplitude. It is necessary to
monitor the position of the elbow - it must occupy a central position in front of the body. It
is also important to maintain a constant tension of the chain between the sections of the
nunchaku, otherwise the free part of the weapon may hit accidently your head.

You can see different direction of rotations on Figures 1-4: 1. Down, 2. Up, 3. Vertical in
one and the opposite direction, 4. Side rotation.

Note. The basic movement of the nunchaku follows the “eight” trajectory and can be both
direct and reverse.
Although the “eight” trajectory itself is not particularly difficult, pay special attention to
ensuring that the arm is relaxed and the shoulder, forearm and hand are consistently
included in the movement.

The center of rotation is in the wrist joint. You can start studying without a projectile or by
taking a piece of rope 50 cm long in your hand.

There are two types of this movement: straight “eight” and reverse “eight”.

Straight “eight’ rotation

Reverse “eight” rotation


Interceptions

An interception of Nunchaku sticks is technique that allows the fighter to grip the stick by
one or another hand. It’s useful for disorienting the opponent and sudden attacking of him
from different stances.
Interception through the arm

Despite the fact that before the interception itself, the movement of the nunchaku in a
semicircle goes up, the final movement all the same happens downward, where, at hand,
the nunchaku is caught at the end. In this case, the upper end of the nunchaku in no case
should look up (this position of the upper end of the nunchaku is obtained if the elbow of
the upper arm is raised instead of pointing down, i.e. to the floor).

Illustration of the technique


Interception through the arm using a circular torsion

The circular torsion is carried out with a free nunchaku stick, while the other stick must be
well fixed by the hand, which is also in a fixed position, i.e. the hand in the area of ​the
bend of the hand should not move when twisted, but on the contrary should be in a state of
inactivity in a fixed position. Due to this, the nunchaku is firmly fixed in the hand, which
ensures a reliable hold of the weapon in the hand and at the same time a fast, sharp and
high-speed movement of the nunchaku.

Illustration of the technique


Interception through the arm through the attack position

In position of the attack the following criteria must be met: the hand holding the nunchaku
should visually draw a semicircle. One nunchaku stick is firmly fixed and held by the
hand, and the other stick is at rest, lying on the same hand, while its end looks down a bit,
which ensures constant readiness for attack. With a slight movement of the hand that holds
the nunchaku, you can make an interception through the arm, after which with a small
stroke of the semicircle from the bottom upwards, with a small stopping, the nunchaku lies
on the other hand, again taking the attack position.

Illustration of the technique


Interception through the arm by twisting the semicircle

In descending interceptions, any torsion is performed by moving towards yourself, which


provides both acceleration at the end before the interception, and a convenient trajectory
for movement before the interception. In this exercise, the above described interception
through a hand and torsion in a semicircle on itself is used. But the difference is that the
Nunchaku movement trajectory before interception is different in that the swing is not
vertical, but horizontal, and the torsion is performed not in front of you, but diagonally, i.e.
from the side.

Illustration of the technique


Interception behind

By a vertical swing in front of you from bottom to top a free stick to the nunchaku comes
back behind the back, where your free hand catch it for the end , while the end of the other
fixed stick should point forward and the rope of the nunchaku lies on the shoulder of the
acting hand. The hand intercepting the nunchaku should not touch the back, but rather
keep a small distance from the back - this ensures quick interception, as well as safety
from hitting the nunchaku on the back. It should also be noted that the interception behind
the back is performed through the same shoulder.

Illustration of the technique


Interception behind the back with a twist in a semicircle

A semicircle is done by moving towards itself and running to shoulder level, after which
the free stick goes behind the back and is intercepted with the elbow of the upper arm
looking down and the end of the upper stick in front of him but not upwards. Otherwise, if
the end position of the top nunchaku stick is incorrect, i.e. up, the interception may be
performed incorrectly, slowly, or even another stick to the nunchaku may simply not
caught.

Illustration of the technique


Interception behind the back through the opposite shoulder

This interception is performed in the same way as the previous interception technique over
the same shoulder, however, it is worth remembering that the trajectory of movement
before interception is bottom-up behind the back, not diagonally, and the nunchaku rope
must clearly fall on the shoulder of the intercepting hand.

Illustration of the technique


Chapter 12. Attacks and self-defense techniques with
Nunchaku

The attacks will be effective, if they make impossible for the opponents to continue the
fight. You learnt different techniques of attacks with Nunchaku in previous chapters. Now
we will consider where the attacks should be directed for making the opponents not
capable to fight. What are the most vulnerable parts of the opponents’ body, which can be
used for the attack? Also we will look at the most effective self-defense techniques with
Nunchaku against offenders in different real life situations.

Direction of the attacks

The most dangerous parts of the human body for Nunchaku attacks are: head, neck and
groin areas. So, when you apply Nunchaku in real fight situation, you should direct your
strikes, first of all to these areas for taking your opponents out of fight. Also you always
should protect your body from your opponent’s’ blows. Figures 1-5 shows the most
dangerous places of Nunchaku attacks, which can be fatal (1, double frame), dangerous
for the opponent (2, single frame) and preferable places for the attack in real fight (3-5, no
frame).


Next figures, 6-10, show direction for horizontal and diagonal strikes.


Figures 11-12 show attacks from top to bottom. They are always dangerous, because they
target the head of the opponents. Figures 13-14 show attacks from bottom to top targeting
the chin and the groin area. They are also dangerous for the opponents, but it’s not easy to
get to the desired places. The strikes are often delivered to the hands instead of targeted
areas.


Self-defense with folded Nunchaku

Self-defense with folded Nunchaku use blocks, counter-strikes and body swinging the
body aside from the attack’s line of the opponent.

Prevention the attack of the upper part of the body

The attack can be stopped by counter-strike with the movement of the shoulder in
direction from bottom to top as on Figures 7-8 or with block with folded Nunchaku and
with swinging the body aside as on Figures 9-10.


Defense against the leg attack

The attack of the opponent, attacking with leg’s straight strike from bottom to top, can be
stopped by the movement of the lower part of folded Nunchaku to down and aside and
with swinging the body aside from the line of the attack as on Figures 10-12.

Defense against side blow to the head by hand or foot

The blow can be stopped by upper parts of folded Nunchaku sticks from inside to bottom
as on Figures 13-15. The same technique can be used against blow to the head by foot,
Figure 16.

Defense against straight and side strikes to the head by hand

This attack can be stopped by upper part of folded Nunchaku from inside to top and with
palm, turned up, as on Figures 17-19.

The same attack can be stopped, if the palm is turned up position as on Figures 20-22.


Block by the lower stick

Blocks against the opponent’s straight foot attack at upper and lower levels are shown on
the Figures 1-3 and A-B. In both cases the direction of the blocks is from inside to outside.


Block by the lower end of the stick

This block is used against the opponent’s foot attack from the side at the middle level,
Figures 4-6 and A-B.


Block by the lower stick in reverse grip stance

Figures 7-9 and A show the trajectory of the stick against opponent’s straight foot attack at
the lower level. You also need to move the body aside from the line of the attack.


Block by the stick’s lower end in reverse grip stance

The movement goes from inside to outside. The free stick can be used for counter-attack
of the opponent, Figures 10-11 and A-B.


Block by the stick’s upper part in reverse grip stance

This block is effective defense against opponent’s foot strike from aside at middle level,
Figures 12.


Using Nunchaku rope or chain


Defense against stick

In many cases the rope or the chain can be used effectively against opponent’s armed
attacks. The first example shows defense with rope against stick attack from top, Figures
16 and A, and from aside, Figures 17 and B.


Defense against knife

The opponent attacks with knife to stomach. First, you need to get out from the line of the
attack and then use the rope as on Figures 22-25. You can counter-attack the opponent as
on Figures 26-28.


Defense against stick with counter-attack

The defense and counter-attack against opponent’s stick with strangulation with use of the
Nunchaku rope or chain is shown on Figures 29-34.


Conclusion

Nunchaku is very powerful self-defense weapon, which can be easy carried with you due
to its small size and used against any offenders. There are hundreds of techniques and
styles of Nunchaku and it also commonly used with karate and other Martial arts.

In my view you don’t need to learn all provided in this book techniques. You can start
from basic techniques and choose any other ones, which you think will be useful for you.
The main point is to master chosen techniques that you can do it automatically as robot
without thinking.

You can buy Nunchaku at any Martial Arts shop (it’s not expensive) or make it yourself.

During learning you should pay attention on return of moving Nunchaku stick back in safe
way with no hurt to your body and also to proper grips and stances, which is important for
proper applying Nunchaku techniques. Don’t rush and take, as much time as you need, for
learning and mastering your skills and use protective gear during your training sessions.

Thank you for reading my books. I wish you all the Best.


About Author

Samuel Greenberg, writer, teacher, educator, researcher and practitioner with interests in
astrology, NLP, psychology, human health by natural methods and other fields.
For questions and contacts, please use e-mail: samlost100@gmail.com

I will glad to answer your questions and use them in my upcoming books.

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