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In a popular myth which has been repeated in book after book, we have been told that the nunchaku was originally a rice flail which was converted by Japanese farmers into a deadly weapon to fight against samurai. This myth, however, is incorrect on all four points: The nunchaku was not a Japanese weapon, it was never used as a rice flail, it was not developed by villagers and it was never used against samurai.

 
Syllables 'nu-n-cha-ku'
Syllables "nu-n-cha-ku"
The nunchaku, as we know it, comes from Okinawa (Uchina), today a part of Japan. Okinawa lies almost midway between Taiwan and the Japanese "mainland", and is the largest island in the Ryukyu (literally "rope") archipelago, a 650 mile long chain of small islands between southern Japan and Taiwan.

Okinawa today is part of Japan, but the Okinawa's are not Japanese and have their own culture and language, although the latter is gradually being replaced by Japanese. The Japanese language does not even contain a word for the nunchaku. When one needs to write "nunchaku" in Japanese he may do it in one of two ways: He may use katakana, the syllabic/phonetic alphabet used in the Japanese language to write foreign and loan words, writing the syllables "nu-n-cha-ku". Or, instead, he may use the Chinese characters for "two member stick" (or "double part baton"), which is pronounced "shuang jie gun" in Chinese, "nun cha kun" in Okinawa and "so setsu kon" in Japanese.

 

12" Chucks with Chain
Nunchakus have a unique and interesting background. They were believed to have personalities emanating from the actual sticks themselves.
12" Chucks with Cord
Oriental tradition says that after you have practiced long enough and hard enough, the Nunchakus you use will take on some of your spirit and character. Your nunchucks, it is believed, are becoming a part of you. But this is not an overnight process!
14" Chucks
The nunchaku, as we know it, comes from Okinawa (Uchina), today a part of Japan. Okinawa lies almost midway between Taiwan and the Japanese "mainland", and is the largest island in the Ryukyu (literally "rope") archipelago, a 650 mile long chain of small
8" Speed Chucks
In a popular myth which has been repeated in book after book, we have been told that the nunchaku was originally a rice flail which was converted by Japanese farmers into a deadly weapon to fight against samurai. This myth, however, is incorrect on all fo
Closeouts
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Nunchakus Accessories
Cases, books, etc.
Practice Chucks
Foam and Hard Rubber for painless training. The nunchaku, as we know it, comes from Okinawa (Uchina), today a part of Japan.
Specialty Chucks
Nunchucks can come in a variety of sizes, but for adults this most common lengths are 12" and 14" and the most common diameter is 1" with either rounded or octagonal sticks. For younger practitioners 8" long chucks are generally preferred
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13" American flag nun chuck 4543
Price: $4.99
13" American flag nun chuck 4543
13"American Flag nun chuck. Perfect gift for the 4th of July.
13" light green nun chuck with dragon and grip 6405
Price: $14.99
13" light green nun chuck with dragon and grip 6405
13" light green nun chuck with green,red,blue and with a tab bit of gold dragon with grip.
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