Learn Nunchucks Online

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Beginner to Advanced Nunchucks from Kung Fu Living Online Training System

Last updated 2022-01-10 | 4.7

- The beginners or foundational nunchuck form performed with a single weapon
- How to bounce the nunchucks off your body for fast changes of direction
- Switching the weapon form one hand to the other with no pause in movements

What you'll learn

The beginners or foundational nunchuck form performed with a single weapon
How to bounce the nunchucks off your body for fast changes of direction
Switching the weapon form one hand to the other with no pause in movements
Spinning and figure eight spinning in vertical and horizontal planes
The Intermediate double nunchuck form with many symmetrical double strikes
Advanced double nunchucks with asymmetrical spins and figure eight spins with fast body spins and steps
Complex asymmetrical strikes and figure eight spins while turning and transferring the strike directions
Hand rolling nunchucks with both hands while constantly changing spin direction

* Requirements

* Some space
* depending on the height of your ceiling
* you might need to practice outside.
* Two foam practice nunchucks
* we recommend you DO NOT learn these forms with wood
* fiberglass of metal version.


Nunchucks beginners to advanced as delivered in the Kung Fu Living online training system

The Nunchaku or Nunchucks is a traditional martial arts weapon consisting of two sticks connected at one end by a short chain or rope.

The nunchaku is most widely used in martial arts as a training weapon, since it allows the development of quicker mind / body coordination and teaches 3 dimensional movements and patterns that also appear in unarmed Kung Fu combinations.

The two sections of the weapon are commonly made out of wood, while the link is a cord or a metal chain. Modern-day nunchaku can be made from metal, plastic or fiberglass and bear in mind that possession of them is illegal in some countries, except for use in martial arts schools. Foam or plastic Nunchucks are generally available for safer training and we indeed recommend that you learn with them.

The exact origin of nunchaku is unclear, it is often suggested that they were adapted by Okinawan farmers from a non-weapon rice-flail implement for threshing rice. It is very common that a farming community, who are under military dictatorship and forbidden from carrying weapons, will adapt their agricultural hand tools to use as weapons.

Though I’m told there are police officers who use nunchucks instead of side-handled batons, it is unlikely that you will have need of these skills to defend yourself in a real confrontation. That shouldn’t stop you from learning and enjoying these skills. Nunchucks are simply fun in the way that people enjoy juggling, but the improved coordination and neurological patterns developed will undoubtedly overflow to your other martial arts practice and other areas of life.

In this program you will learn three forms (a form is a choreographed set of moves that enable you learn the most useful techniques within the context of other techniques).

The first form you will learn is for a single Nunchucks.

The second and third forms are for double Nunchucks.

Each form is short enough to be remembered (this is martial arts, not memory training), and should be practiced until it can be done without thinking. Indeed, when you get to the 3rd and most advanced form, each hand will be doing different things and can only be done when each movement is learned at an unconscious level.

The program is set out for you to train every day using several short videos. Adding to your skills in easy to follow steps, you will build superb skills that will become second nature.

Some videos are called Repeat Drills, these are of simple techniques that you need to learn so that you can do them without thinking. Once you press play, they will simply repeat continuously until you hit stop. This will enable you to practice each movement many times with a constant visual reference to help you get it right. You don’t want to practice until you get it right, you want to practice until you can’t get it wrong.

It is tempting to rush ahead, but you will find that to learn these skills thoroughly, it is best that you master each part as you go even if that means repeating the same day several times. Excellence takes patience and determination. Remember “Kung Fu” means “mastery through discipline.”

Who this course is for:

  • Anyone wishing to learn the use of nunchucks from complete beginners to experiences martial artists looking for a real challenge

Course content

6 sections • 55 lectures

Introduction to Nunchucks Preview 01:59

An introduction to nunchucks from Sifu Ringer

Introduction to the Course Preview 04:47

Nunchucks 1st 13 Bounces Preview 02:34

The quickest way to change direction is a bounce, but it must be done right to be safe

Nunchucks 1st 13 Bounces with Shoulder Pass Preview 02:02

Sometimes you need to change direction and arms

Nuncucks 2nd 13 Bounces Preview 00:59

Simply more ways to bounce

Nunchucks 13 Repeat Drill Preview 04:55

A repeat drill will keep running for 5 minutes or so to enable you to practice many times while whatching how to do it right

Nunchucks 2nd 13 Bounces with Back Pass Preview 01:38

Another way to bounce and change hands

Nunchucks 3rd 13 Bounces Preview 00:58

More bounces.  be sure to keep using earlier videos to keep those new skills fresh

Nunchucks 23 Repeat Drill Preview 04:45

With repeat drills, be sure to keep practicing, not till you get it right, but untill you can't get it wrong

Nunchucks Full Form Basic Preview 00:57

This is the full form but without an fancy spins

Nunchucks Full Form Repeat Drill Preview 04:51

This is a repeat drill for the full form, just keep at it

Nunchucks Under arm Catch and Finish Preview 01:17

This is a nice neat way to end any nunchuck form

Nunchucks 1st 13 Bounces with Spins Preview 01:08

Lets work on adding some spins to these bounces

Nunchucks Vertical Spins Preview 01:02

Getting those virtical spins right

Nunchucks Horizontal Spins & Back Pass Preview 00:59

Some people find these horizontal spins difficult and some find them easy, but just work on them untill they become natural

Nunchucks 3rd 13 Bounces with Spins Preview 02:11

Putting bounces and spins together

Nunchucks 3rd 1/3 Repeat Drill Preview 05:09

Nuncucks Full Form with Spins Preview 00:34

Now we have a look at the full form, but this time with spins added

Nunchucks Vertical Figure of 8 Preview 01:45

Some people find the virtical figure 8 easy and others struggle, it will depend on what you have done before

Nunchucks 1st 13 Bounces with Figures of 8s Preview 00:56

Now its time to put figure 8s with bounces

Nunchucks Full Form with Figure of 8 Preview 01:07

Time to do the whole form with figure 8 spins.  You've got this

Double Nunchucks part 1_a Preview 01:43

Time to get started on use double nunchucks.  The harder you find this, the miore good it's doing your brain

Double Nunchucks part 1_b Preview 01:54

This is the second video covering the first part of this form

Double Nunchucks Part 2 Preview 01:29

Here is the next part of this form

Double Nunchucks Part 3 Preview 00:49

Remember to go back and work on earlier parts to be sure they are moved to your long term memory

Double Nunchucks Part 1 Repeat Drill Preview 05:00

Repeat drills are here for you to simply work on a part until you really know it

Double Nunchucks Putting Together Parts 1 - 3 Preview 01:17

Lets add these first parts together

Double Nunchucks Part 4 Setup Preview 01:05

Time to add the next part

Double Nunchucks Part 4 Preview 01:44

Some will find this tricky, but keep at it if this is you.  You can do this

Double Nunchucks Part 2 Repeat Drill Preview 04:58

Remember that repeat drills are important for learning

Double Nunchucks Part 5 Preview 02:12

Time to look at the next part

Double Nunchucks Part 6 Preview 01:41

Always go back and remind yourself of earlier videos every few days

Double Nunchucks Part 3 Repeat Drill Preview 05:05

Practice with repeat drills until you don't have to consciously think about it

Double Nunchucks Part 7 Preview 01:38

Lets add the last bit

Double Nunchucks Full Form Preview 01:25

Here is the whole form.

Advanced Double Nunchucks Alternating Bounces Preview 02:44

This might be the first time you done ambidextrous movement and you might find it tricky

Advanced Double Nunchucks Double Triangular Bounces Preview 01:44

The timing of this part can take a little while to get right

Advanced Double Nunchucks Part 1 Repeat Drill Preview 05:01

These repeat drills are what you need to really get skills embeded

Advanced Double Nunchucks Part 3 Six Part Figure 8 Preview 02:49

It is a funny name, but 6 part figure 8 spins makes sense when you have them nailed.  Do try this starting on either side and just keep them going

Advanced Double Nunchucks Part 2 Repeat Drill Preview 05:01

Do repeat drills until you can do them while having a conversation at the same time

Advanced Double Nunchucks Part 4 Mixed 6 Part Figure 8 Preview 02:23

Ok, this is getting difficult, but you can do this if you just keep at it

Advanced Double Nunchucks Reverse Six Part Figure 8 Preview 01:35

People often find doing these in reverse a lot harder than doing them forward, but you can do this

Advanced Double Nunchucks Part 3 Repeat Drill Preview 04:57

Try doing this repeat drill while reciting poetry or the alphabet, then you know you are using the right bit of brain

Advanced Double Nunchucks Part 5 Overhead Strikes Preview 02:32

This is worth getting right with foam nunchucks because its easy to hit yourself when you start

Advanced Double Nunchucks Part 6 Alternating Spins Preview 02:08

This is a move that almost everybody finds very difficult to start with, so don't be concerned, you'll get it

Advanced Double Nunchucks Part 7 A Hand Roles Preview 02:13

If you don't drop your nunchucks a hundred times learning this then you are a superman/woman

Advanced Double Nunchucks Pat 7 B Hand Roles Preview 00:58

You might find you're better at going forward or backwards.  Everyone is different

Advanced Double Nunchucks Full Form with transitions Preview 02:00

These smooth transitions make the whole form eaier

Advanced Double Nunchucks Part 4 Repeat Drill Preview 05:05

Keep doing repeat drills until you have a move nailed

Advanced Double Nunchucks Overhead Strikes Advanced Transition Preview 01:19

This may take you a little while to get, but you can do it

Advanced Double Nunchucks Alternating Spins Advanced Transistion Preview 01:33

Somtimes a simple alternative makes a move easier for for some people

Advanced Double Nunchucks Final Form Preview 00:25

This is how the whole thing should look

How to learn martial arts at home by yourself Preview 02:36

Some thoughts on home training and staying motivated from Sifu. Ringer

Recording Subroutines Preview 02:04

Helpful introduction to the learning process for movement from Sifu. Ringer

Conclusion Preview 02:29

Congratulations and encouragement from Sifu. Ringer