Full contact nunchuk championship – brutal footage

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Nunchaku or ‘nunchuks’ are a traditional Okinawan weapon that are pretty much two sticks connected by a chain. They became a very popular martial arts weapon after Bruce Lee famously used them during a scene in ‘Enter the Dragon’, but are they an effective weapon?

They certainly are effective at looking cool and possibly beating someone up but in terms of lethality they are lacking. Though non-lethal weapons do have their place, particularly in the realm of security and law enforcement, though in terms of self-defense you’d probably want to have something else at your disposal.

Nevertheless, in this video we see a real life nunchuk championship bout take place and the footage is really something to behold. These guys are really whacking each other!

Though both participants are wearing headgear, it doesn’t look they have any sort of body protection on and you’ve got to think every time they land it’s going to really hurt. It’s also going to leave a heck of a bruise I imagine and I bet these guys were covered head to toe after this fight was over.


Though there is no finish, one guy clearly got the better of the other, landing the more effective blows as well as avoiding his opponents shots and is therefore declared the winner.


The nunchaku, often “nunchuks”, “chainsticks”, “chuka sticks” or “karate sticks” is a traditional Okinawan martial arts weapon consisting of two sticks connected at one end by a short chain or rope. Used by Okinawan farmers, it was not a historically popular weapon because it was ineffective against the most widely used weapons of that time, and because few techniques for its use existed. The two sections of the weapon are commonly made out of wood, while the link is a cord or a metal chain. The nunchaku is most widely used in martial arts such as Okinawan kobudō and karate, and is used as a training weapon, since it allows the development of quicker hand movements and improves posture. [Source: Wiki]

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