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I made these nunchaks 40 years ago!


My younger brother and I were in to martial arts during high school and we made nunchaks in wood shop (without being caught). We practiced for hours on hours, sometimes pounding our selves to death with bad moves. But before we graduated HS both of us were deadly fast, deadly accurate, and efficient with nunchaku use. My brother went on to train at the FBI Academy in martial arts. I moved on to other things... However, I kept one pair (in the photo) all these years. While I can still use them, I am no where near as fast nor do I have the stamina I once had.

They are great exercise, and fun to work.

In my younger years (20 something) I did happen into a situation that required my using my nunchaks on multiple attackers (2 rednecks in a bar parking lot). I popped one of them in the forehead and he dropped like rock, the other ran away. I was scared to death that I had killed the guy. I picked him up and he was semi-conscience at first. Once he came to, he was disoriented and totally confused. I found out where he lived and I took him home. I was so glad I didn't kill the guy! I never told him I was the one that took him out.

Nunchaku's were illegal then and as they are now. I never carried nunchaks again. The nunchaku's in the photo are the one's I used... his blood is still there to this day. And he probably still has a headache.
 

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I was self taught in Nunchaku in my College days. Today one of a handful of officers still certified on the OPN (Orcutt Police Nunchacu). Very handy tool that still raises eyebrows in public. Folks are getting used to seeing TASERS on gun belts, but they always want to know what THAT is. "Oh that's nunchakus." "Do you know how to use them?" "Well, they would not let me carry them if I didn't."
 

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Boy that brings back memories , haven't though about "Chucks" in years they just don't play the old Bruce Lee flicks like they use to LOL !!

I bought my nephew a set of metal chucks 20+ years ago when he took classes in Karate and did weapons in tournaments . Little dummy had them confiscated by the cops in a traffic stop , they would twist lock together and become one sturdy stick .
 

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I remember whacking my head with my home made chucks when I was a kid. We used to watch Kung Fu theater on Saturday afternoons-- later we'd commence in beating the holy cow out of each other and our selves. I made my chucks out of a dowel and a dog chain. I remember my mom asking me where all the dog leashes went. lol

Those thing are so illegal here now-- worse than carrying a gun without a CCW.
 

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I remember whacking my head with my home made chucks when I was a kid. We used to watch Kung Fu theater on Saturday afternoons-- later we'd commence in beating the holy cow out of each other and our selves. I made my chucks out of a dowel and a dog chain. I remember my mom asking me where all the dog leashes went. lol

Those thing are so illegal here now-- worse than carrying a gun without a CCW.
I whacked myself when I was learning to use them... boy, they can do some damage. Today, these "chucks" are display as I don't have the stamina to whield them like I used to... I can still flip them around quite well though, and still do some "tricks" as well.
 

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those are very nice! how did you make them?
Squirrel,

I don't know how to answer that... If you do any kind of wood working at all, they are very easy to make... basically they are two tapered octagonal spindles joined with parachute cord. I don't know how else to describe them, other than they are made of solid Oak.
 
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