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Nunchaku: Karate Weapon of Self-Defense Paperback – July 1, 1971


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: O'Hara Publications Inc (July 1, 1971)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0897500067
  • ISBN-13: 978-0897500067
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.9 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #454,999 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A great value when I bought it in 1971.
M. A. Ramos
Demura does an excellent job of explaining basic techniques and applications for each, expecially for those with a decent martial arts background.
SkyFlower
It has clear photos and step by step instructions that can teach you some basics about the weapon.
Lyle Carbutt

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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Gary Teune on August 2, 2000
Format: Paperback
This book teaches you everything from what the parts of the nunchuck are called, to how to defend agaist a Bo and Knife. I Highly reccommend this book for beginners. If you are not a beginner I recommend the book "Advanced Nunchaku" by the same author.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Grant Meredith on October 31, 2000
Format: Paperback
Fumio Demura has presented us once again with a solid and superb text on this classical Karate weapon. The text is full of clear and precise photos and detailed explanantions of the basics. Sensei Demura covers the history, basic stances,strikes and blocks of this fascinating weapon. Also covered is a range of defensive techniques against the empty hand and various weapons.This book is a must for the beginner of Karate and Weaponry and even experienced Martial Artists should give it a consider.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By SkyFlower on April 30, 1999
Format: Paperback
Demura does an excellent job of explaining basic techniques and applications for each, expecially for those with a decent martial arts background. Between looking at the pictures and reading the explainations I was able to figure out every technique demonstrated. The only downside was that he didn't include a kata in the book.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Ryan L. Nicholls on July 3, 2008
Format: Paperback
I have yet to find a decent book on nunchaku and this book is no exception. It covers only the most basic of techniques and that is my main issue with this book. What it covers is covered very well with good explanations and clear pictures but nowhere does this book indicate that it is only an introductory text to nunchaku. There is a follow-up to this book called advanced nunchaku which I haven't read but I believe that this is also fairly basic. I believe that this is a hole in martial arts texts that is waiting to be filled as people have always held an interest in the nunchaku due to their flashy nature - the problem is most people aren't particularly good at using them and they are dismissed as being a weapon for show with little practical application.

I've given this book 3 stars because it is the best book of its type out there that I have seen on nunchaku. Ultimately though it suffers from the same issue that all books on nunchaku suffer from - it is far from complete. As such it can only be recommended to the absolute beginner - someone who has never picked up a nunchaku before.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By D. Kumar on December 5, 2004
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The pictures could not be easier to follow, the clarificatons and applications of each strike, swing, block or movement are nicely explained and demonstrated. Also the self defence application section is a great way to remain motivated. A beginners' form would be sweet to have. But its a great buy. And yes, I think you must have some martial art experience before you pick up this book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By cpeters28@hotmail.com on February 20, 2000
Format: Paperback
This book great for anyone wanting to get an introduction to nunchaku. It contains many begining techniques. I highly recommend this book. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 15, 1997
Format: Paperback
I was astonished at the results i received by using this book. It teaches the basics of nunchaku fighting and in no time you will be swinging that weapon like a proffesional.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Luis Raul Marroquin on June 6, 2001
Format: Paperback
A continous step for improvement is discipline and visualization, with this book you will have a nice good visual guide to perform exercises to get you at beginner-intermediate levels on this ancient weapon, an enlightment for martial arts devotes.

Fostered by Master Fumio Demura lessons you will have the chance to discover numchaku can perfom as a natural extension of the body, a mastery that cannot be achieved else by training.

The book dated from 1971, with his simple look, methodic and short redaction,ilustrations in Black and White could led you to bad evaluation, keep focus that the book is an expression of japanese art, indeed it will portrait the functional purpose and beauty of simplicity that japanese culture evokes.
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