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DescriptionUse this Foam Padded Nunchaka with bearings and Chain in practice situations to improve your skill. A great gift for any man, woman or child, expert and novice alike, that need something to practice with without getting injured. These Foam Padded Nunchaka with bearings and Chain are 12 inches in length, and are constructed of soft foam padding with durable, heavy polymer cores. These feature beautiful embellishments of lithe Chinese dragons in gleaming gold leaf. These nunchaka are linked together by a chrome-finished, solid steel chain, and feature a ball bearing base for maximum speed, agility and ease of use. Own these Foam Padded Nunchaka with bearings and Chain today for their special low price, while supplies last!
The popular belief is that the nunchaku was originally a short Southeast Asian flail used to thresh rice or soybeans (that is, separate the grain from the husk). It is possible that it was developed in response to the moratorium on edged weaponry under the Satsuma daimyo after invading Okinawa in the 17th century, and that the weapon was most likely conceived and used exclusively for that end, as the configuration of actual flails and bits are unwieldy for use as a weapon. Also, peasant farmers were forbidden conventional weaponry such as arrows or blades so they improvised using only what they had available, farm tools such as the sickle.
However, it seems that mythology surrounding the origins of the nunchaku has little historical accuracy. Unlike Okinawan rice flail (utzu), original nunchaku had curved arms, resembling an Okinawan horse bit (muge), which gave rise to the theory that nunchaku was originally a horse bridle. Yet another theory asserts that it was adapted from an instrument carried by the village night watch, made of two blocks of wood joined by cord. The night watch would hit the blocks of wood together to attract people's attention and then warn them about fires and other dangers. According to Chinese folklore, the nunchaku is a variation of the two section staff.
Associating nunchaku and other Okinawan weapons with rebellious peasants is probably a part of romantic imagery. Martial arts on Okinawa were practiced exclusively by aristocracy (kazoku) and "serving nobles" (shizoku) but were prohibited among commoners (heimin). Furthermore, Okinawan disarmament was never total; nobles were still allowed to carry their swords and members of the royal family and princes were even allowed to have rifles for hunting. Whatever its origins were, the nunchaku was not a popular weapon, evidenced by the fact that no known traditional nunchaku kata exists. This was possibly a result of its lack of efficiency against weapons such as the sword and staff. Assorted colors, may not be the same as the picture
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Foam Padded Nunchaka with bearings and Chain