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Posted:Lately iv'e been playing with glow-chuks. strings with a stick at each end. (I use short strings for this) it makes a very cool display when you do basic Poi moves!! If anyone knows some moves that I don't please let me know. I LOVE SHARING!!!BTW I know every move on this site's lesson section so let's see some variations people!!!------------------Thanks,Christopher
Posted:Lessee..."Ssang jul gon" is what we call 'em in martial arts. Korean, I believe.my terms: Normal Grip (NG)--stringed-part and other section is at the THUMB-side of handReverse grip (RG)--Stringed part is going from PinkyOver the Wrist (OTW)--will change from NG to RG with the same hand, by spinning over the handPass--change from one hand to the otherReceiving Hand--In a pass, the hand GETTING the nunchakuA lot of this is only for one nunchaku; but most can be done with two.So there's figure eight downward, figure eight up, horizontal figure eight (both directions), reverse-grips figure eights (all four variations).Then there's OTW horizontally, both low (in front of you, waist level), and high (above the head), OTW with all four figure eight variations. OTW in one continuous direction, OTW Pass (Don't forget, there's four passing possibilities per all OTW variations--the receiving hand can be on either side of the hand; and the OTW hand can be NG or RG).Slightly more difficult might be a non-passing OTW -around- something--say, your other arm.Em...there would be Pass behind the back, to pass around the neck--Works best when passing around the neck, to have the receiving hand UNDER the passing hand. Xaeda has a vid clip in staff twirling lessons that's very similar; but the passing hand is on the outside. Try it out, and don't bonk the back of your head!Moving on...Figure 8 upwards pass behind the arm; same with F8 down (don't bonk your head). Try varying this by passing, instead of at your upper arm, at your forearm or towards the wrist. This is actually a quicker pass than at the upper arm."Diagonal, Horizontal, Vertical", or DHV--from chuks over the same shoulder as the hand holding them--diagonal across chest to hips, Horizontal across waist to opposite hips, vertical back to starting position.With two chuks, you can do same time, both hitting left side at the same time, both hitting right side at same time, or half-time, where they never hit any spots at the same time. DHV with "helicopter", good with two chuks, instead of coming to over the arm, spin over the head once or twice.Throws--from underhand coming behind the back to either hand... .. ...to just about anything you can think of!Pass under the Legs. Any direction you want. Taking after a Cheech & Chong skit--Don't "whack your wee-wee"!!"Rebounding" off the thigh, waist, shoulder, wherever--with practice you can send an extremely powerful and quick blow, but barely touch yourself when it gets to those (or any other) stopping points.If I strained myself more, I might come up with some others..but most everything is a variation of one thing or another. Like you've found--almost anything doable with Poi can be done with chuks. Or a stick...-ryan
Posted:I am just curious, but I have been thinking about learning nunchukus, but havent even picked them up. What is the best way to learn? Are there any sites like this that give a list and breakdown of the moves and maybe some videos? Much appreciated------------------~I dont care if they eat me alive, Ive got better things to do than survive. ~Ani
Posted:I would learn from a live instructor if I were you, Shibaki. DeFrag, thanks for the pointers!!My favorite move with chuks is a superspeed corkscew over the head and down to the feet.------------------Thanks,Christopher
Posted:Shibaki:Yeah, the best way to learn would be from a live instructor; that would increase the speed of your learning and understanding.But, in the meantime, just grab a pair and start twirling! The pair I usually use is pretty heavy; but there's a -really big- variety in size, weight, and string length out there, even what people use at my martial arts.If you're doing OTW stuff, a short string is best--usually somewhere under the width of your four fingers side by side.Get one or two pairs of padded chuks first, and then some of the "real things". Padded ones are only a few bucks each (5-10 USD), and are good for first getting used to everything, passes behind the arm or near the head (clobbering yourself ain't too fun).Play around with WHERE you're holding the chuks (towards string or at end), how you're spinning them (using only wrist-action, or the whole arm), and actual strikes as well as twirling.But most of all, have fun!-ryan
Posted:Thanks Ryan! I saw some padded ones on a website and that would probably be best if I want any teeth left by the time I am proficient, considering my masochistic way when I learn a new move with my poi! Non-Https Image Link I dont have time just yet to learn from an instructor yet unfortunately. Eventually I will find the time for martial arts. ------------------~I dont care if they eat me alive, Ive got better things to do than survive. ~Ani
Posted:Ok, I did a bit of searching on google, and seems like there is a lot of info. around due to the popularity of nunchaku.http://www.hyden.fsnet.co.uk/edification/nuncha_v.htmhttp://www.kickbox.com/dragon/action.htmlhttp://members.tripod.com/~PGresh/moveindex.htmhttp://www.themartialartsschool.iwarp.com/nanvid.htmhttp://www.wwwin.com/books/video/nunchakuhttp://www.angelfire.com/nh/jessicakarate/chuckvid.htmlhttp://members.tripod.com/~PGresh/clips.htmhttp://www.seishinkan.com/seishin/sskbuki/howto/nunstring01.htmhttp://members.tripod.com/~Nunchaku/myself_e.htmI haven't tried to download any of the stuff, but some of it seems promising.BTW, any comments on pronounciation? Dictionary.com seems to be like (nun-cha-koo), but from my recent attempts at tackling japanese, seems as if it should be (noon-cha-koo) with short type vowels. And last u's are sometimes barely pronounced, so could be where the whole "nunchuck" thing comes from?Anyway, hope some of the urls are helpful. Just what I need... something else to try to learn how to do... Non-Https Image Link