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Nunchucks Calls For Some Fancy Moves And Incredible Coordination

 


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I like martial arts movies, and I like martial arts moves. So, naturally, I'm interested in movies that show techniques for martial arts moves. Now, having grown up on Bruce Lee movies as a kid, and having taken up Jiu Jutsu as an adult, and dabbled with Jeet Kune Do, I've always had an interest in nunchucks. So, I've been looking for a nunchucks training DVD.

Now, I'll be honest, when I was a kid, my brother and I made nunchucks and tried to use them – trying to do the moves we saw Bruce Lee do in Enter The Dragon and Fists of Fury. And man, did we clobber ourselves good. As I got older, I decided there had to be better ways to learn nunchucks than battering the back of my own head with them.

The numchucks is a pair of foot long wooden batons with a length of rope or chain between them. In Okinawan Karate, nunchuks grew out of the short grain flail, because peasants weren't allowed to have weapons. Using nunchuks first requires familiarization with their moves, and a good nunchuks training DVD is really helpful, particularly since it can show the moves going at slow speed, so you can see how the grip changes when you do a cross over move. (This grip change is one of the keys to not beating yourself over the head when you do a behind-the-back crossover move; it makes the second baton come up over the opposite shoulder rather than up the back of your neck!)

When using nunchuks, start slow and build the repertoire up from simple moves. Follow the video on the DVD…and be prepared to miss a lot. It takes a lot of built up coordination to use nunchuks properly, and even Bruce Lee had to spend close to four months before he built up the speed we saw in the movies.

The best part about training with a nunchucks training DVD is that you can practice at your own pace, in your own home, without having to suffer the grins as giggles of your buddies as they watch – early practice with nunchucks is far from pretty, or graceful! That much didn't change from my brother and I doing it in the back yard. With practice, though, it becomes pretty fluid!

Yoshi E Kundagawa is a freelance journalist. He covers the mixed martial arts industry. For a free report on nunchucks training dvd visit his blog.

Yoshi Kundagawa is a freelance journalist covering the martial arts world. Too much time at his computer eating donuts reduced him to couch potato status. He's on a quest to recapture his youth and fitness. You can read his blog at http://www.martialarts3000.com

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