American Nunchaku Handmade

Red Heart Round Chain Nunchaku
Handmade Nunchaku

We make Traditional Octagon Wood Nunchaku from real hardwoods.  Real wooden American Nunchaku.  We have a selection of great dense hardwoods.  All our nunchaku are strung and oiled ready to go.  They are fast, easy to swing and control.  Perfect for school and form study.  We also have chain linked nunchaku featuring the ever sought after U swivel.  They are available now in a number of woods and lengths.  Each nunchaku we make is special and our goal is to match them with special people who use them. We do it all here in the USA while using American products and materials.  There is no robot factory, we don’t import anything to make them.   All our nunchaku are made in small batches daily to the customers order specifications. We have a large selection of domestic hardwoods and exotic imported hardwoods from all over the world.  Stop by the store and check out the selection.  About US


When to fight

When to  Training in martial arts  Martial arts teaches us to remain calm in the face of danger.  To turn the other cheek.  To stay far from harms way.  We learn to fight to make our bodies strong and our minds confident should the time come when we are tested.

Fight or Flight

Unfortunatly sometimes we can not avoid confrontation.  The basic choice is stay and fight, or turn and run.  In my school, on the first day all students are taught to run.  They are told to not bother fighting, save yourself.  After more classes there may be more options, but for now, run!

I worked as a bouncer for many many…….too many years.  Being in martial arts is one thing, depending on it for your job was another thing all together.  It takes a special person to gravitate towards danger rather than steer clear of it.  I, like any normal person, was not all that into the first altercations that started my bouncing career.   In the small city of Harrisburg PA,  I became the first full time Tuesday through Saturday bouncer.  I was able to buy my first house with that job.  It was dangerous, exciting and hand in hand with all my training in Kung fu, totally changed me.  Being out matched out numbered and on guard all the time can wear a person down.  It’s not a natural way to be.  Testing a person like that is not the norm, but a test non the less may find its way to anyone at any time.

” In time, no matter who you are, or where you go, the odds are you will be tested.”

Martial Arts: Your First Real Weapon

Your First Real Weapon

Martial Arts Jo staffMost martial artist start out with the three most common weapons.  jo staff, nunchaku and a sword associated with their respective styles.  Aside from the sword of course,  many of the traditional weapons are based form farm tools that people had around.  Most people were not allowed to own weapons so they developed skills using the things they had on hand.

A staff is as simple as it gets.  It’s a 5 to 6 foot pole.  It can be a broom, or a hockey stick or a long piece of cocobolo wood.  While the later would be the best for effect, anything will do.  you can buy good poles from just about anyone, great ones however are harder to find.

A sword is something that you have to explore separately as there are many kinds and many styles.  You can buy a $49 dragon sword based on something from a movie or you can sell your first born to a warlord and commission a $200,000 dollar sword.  That and everything in between, bottom line, you get what you pay for.  Your movie sword no matter how cool, will be ok for one cut in one fight.  It’s not combat steel and it is made of plastic and tin.swords

Nunchaku are a bit different.  Bruce Lee made them popular.  They can be found in many forms from a foam “nerf” like thing, to metal, to plastic with prism reflectors.  While you can get the basic concept with any of these, many of a modern mass produced models made of plastic would not be very effective in real life.  My first set was purchased online from some Asian martial arts outlet store.  My instructor had told us we would be using traditional Chinese roped octagon shaped nunchaku, so that is what I tried to buy.  What arrived in the mail a few days later can only be summed up as a an awful waste of $19 dollars.  I’ve never really even used them.  They were too fat, stained so they got tacky when you start to sweat, they were unstrung.  It too me all day to figure out how to string them up. Basically looked like what they were, cheap.  I’ve been making nunchaku for people ever since that day.  I nunchaku we make fit in your hands.  They are cut from beautiful hardwoods and they are oiled, polished and strung.  They are not for demonstration, they are for real.  They are for study in real martial arts classes on the topic of nunchaku.  They are also just like the ones that were fashioned from farm equipment 2000 year ago.

The concept is simple.  Learning a real weapon in martial arts means taking a serious attitude about what you plan to learn and how well you will be able to sue your skills should the need ever rise.

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