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#340120 - 05/07/07 04:08 PM Nunchucks
Usama Offline
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Good day people,

I live in Toronto, Canada and I take shotokan. I have been trying to get a pair of nunchucks to train in my class and I don't like these foam ones. Is there any karate store or some location where I can find a wooden chucks(considering they are illegal)?? Thanks a lot


Edited by Usama (05/07/07 04:19 PM)
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#340121 - 05/07/07 06:05 PM Re: Nunchucks [Re: Usama]
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lol no offense, but if you can't spell the name of the weapon right, you are better off with foam ones for now.
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#340122 - 05/08/07 06:23 AM Re: Nunchucks [Re: alphawolf]
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I saw that one comin... fine its "nun-chah-koo" ok?
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#340123 - 05/20/07 11:06 AM Re: Nunchucks [Re: Usama]
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Most dojos have kids running around in them. I don't like the foam ones either they feel funny but kids are too ignorant to swing wooden sticks around them.

Just my opinion.

Also, is it cool with your instructor using the real thing in his studio. Broken lights and angry mothers aren't fun I'll bet.


Edited by oversteve (05/20/07 11:07 AM)

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#340124 - 05/20/07 03:10 PM Re: Nunchucks [Re: oversteve]
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#340125 - 05/23/07 04:47 PM Re: Nunchucks [Re: Joe7987]
Reiki Offline
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You might want to wear a hat hat when you first start swinging your nunchaku around, it saves getting a few whacks on the back of the head!

oh and don't practice near the TV set either, they have a tendency to fly away at times especially when you are learning spins around the hands and body.

Also helpful to have shoes on your feet and practice standing facing a bed or couch so that when they fall they don't keep landing on your feet or the floor and you don't have so far to bend down to pick them up.
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#340126 - 05/23/07 10:51 PM Re: Nunchucks [Re: Usama]
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So I take it they're not "too" illegal then?
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#340127 - 05/27/07 10:47 AM Re: Nunchucks [Re: brocksampson]
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Thnx for the tips Reiki... but the real question is where can i find a wooden pair in Toronto >.<. Noone ships em here too so its preety hard to find em and I only train em in my dojo so less of a possibility to hit someone besides me
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#340128 - 05/27/07 04:03 PM Re: Nunchucks [Re: Usama]
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Quote:

Thnx for the tips Reiki... but the real question is where can i find a wooden pair in Toronto >.<. Noone ships em here too so its preety hard to find em and I only train em in my dojo so less of a possibility to hit someone besides me




I handmake nunchaku. If you are interested I would send you a set un-roped. I could send the rope and instructions for how to properly tie them. They can't really be considered nunchaku if they are just two octagonal sticks with a few holes right? Of course if you are under 18 I would want to have some sort of contact with your parents to make sure its cool with them that I am sending you weapons.

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#340129 - 05/27/07 05:01 PM Re: Nunchucks [Re: brocksampson]
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So I take it they're not "too" illegal then?




They are not illegal here if you are an instructor and can prove you practice martial arts. I can easily buy them over the counter at the local MA store.

Not sure about if they are legal wherever you are.. you will need to check your local laws.
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#340130 - 05/30/07 01:31 PM Re: Nunchucks [Re: Reiki]
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I live in Toronto, Canada and I make ... but first:

Possession of nunchaku is illegal in Canada, not just Toronto. A search for "nunchaku law canada" gave me, among other things, a link to Canada Gazette, a government publication.
_______________________________________________________________________
Excerpt from Canada Gazette Vol. 132, No. 20 — September 30, 1998
http://canadagazette.gc.ca/partII/1998/19980930/html/sor462-e.html

REGULATIONS PRESCRIBING CERTAIN FIREARMS AND OTHER WEAPONS, COMPONENTS AND PARTS OF WEAPONS, ACCESSORIES, CARTRIDGE MAGAZINES, AMMUNITION AND PROJECTILES AS PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED
<snip>
PART 3
PROHIBITED WEAPONS
<snip>
3. Any instrument or device commonly known as "nunchaku", being hard non-flexible sticks, clubs, pipes, or rods linked by a length or lengths of rope, cord, wire or chain, and any similar instrument or device.
________________________________________________________________________

There is mention of the definition of Prohibited Weapons being under Criminal Code subsection 84(1) but I can't seem to find that document. I'm not sure but IIRC possession of a prohibited weapon is punishable by up to 5 years in jail.

As my club contact, Sensei G, put it, "Nunchaku are not allowed. You may not have them in your dojo, nor in your home, nor in your gym bag, nor in your anywhere ... period. That being said you could come up to the dojo some time and watch some police officers suit up and have at each other.".

I make bo, eku, and tonfa. I do not make nunchaku. Only if requested by a sensei will I make individual sticks with rope attached. It is possible to loop 2 sticks together and disassemble for transport.


Edited by bocutter (05/30/07 01:44 PM)

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#340131 - 10/14/07 06:57 PM Re: Nunchucks [Re: bocutter]
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Quote:

I live in Toronto, Canada and I make ... but first:

Possession of nunchaku is illegal in Canada, not just Toronto. A search for "nunchaku law canada" gave me, among other things, a link to Canada Gazette, a government publication.
_______________________________________________________________________
Excerpt from Canada Gazette Vol. 132, No. 20 — September 30, 1998
http://canadagazette.gc.ca/partII/1998/19980930/html/sor462-e.html

REGULATIONS PRESCRIBING CERTAIN FIREARMS AND OTHER WEAPONS, COMPONENTS AND PARTS OF WEAPONS, ACCESSORIES, CARTRIDGE MAGAZINES, AMMUNITION AND PROJECTILES AS PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED
<snip>
PART 3
PROHIBITED WEAPONS
<snip>
3. Any instrument or device commonly known as "nunchaku", being hard non-flexible sticks, clubs, pipes, or rods linked by a length or lengths of rope, cord, wire or chain, and any similar instrument or device.
________________________________________________________________________

There is mention of the definition of Prohibited Weapons being under Criminal Code subsection 84(1) but I can't seem to find that document. I'm not sure but IIRC possession of a prohibited weapon is punishable by up to 5 years in jail.

As my club contact, Sensei G, put it, "Nunchaku are not allowed. You may not have them in your dojo, nor in your home, nor in your gym bag, nor in your anywhere ... period. That being said you could come up to the dojo some time and watch some police officers suit up and have at each other.".

I make bo, eku, and tonfa. I do not make nunchaku. Only if requested by a sensei will I make individual sticks with rope attached. It is possible to loop 2 sticks together and disassemble for transport.





my karate school is very illegal in this case
we've got every dangerous weapon you can name, all real
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#340132 - 10/14/07 10:38 PM Re: Nunchucks [Re: angrycrow]
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I take them through Customs at the border twice a year to training seminars in B.C.,unstrung of course.That is all they require at the crossing.I would suspect a business may get into some trouble shipping them into Canada but an individual/friend should have no problem sending them to you unstrung from the U.S.I have a friend in Canada that makes the original horse bridal style(megu nunchaku),their appearance is different enough that they do not look like what a nunchaku is normally thought of.If interested contact me through personal e-mail tom@ocalatesshinkan.com I will give you his e-mail address.I don't want to cause him problems with this issue by publicly posting his info.He also has students in Toronto that train kobudo,nunchaku included.Please provide me with your age and your sensei's name as well as your own.It would help if all martial artists would stop referring to kobudo training devices as weapons and start referring to them as Okinawan or antique farming tools.When I travel I carry my equipment in a large canvas tool bag purchased at a local hardware store.When asked what is in the bag I can respond with"tools"and not be lying.After all I really am not planning on going into combat with them. Tom
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#340133 - 10/17/07 12:12 PM Re: Nunchucks [Re: harleyt26]
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I bought my 1st pair in Hawaii, cut the cord & brought them back in 2 bags (1977). I was aware that owning nunchaku is a felony so I made certain that aside from practicing @ home, I only took them out @ the dojo.

But in reality, if you learn Nunchaku, it's only for the art's sake. Arnis is more practical.

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#340134 - 10/20/07 09:00 PM Re: Nunchucks [Re: hedkikr]
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Hello hedkikr,are nunchaku a felony in southern California or did you live somewhere else in 1977?I live in Florida and the law enforcement here have no problem with them unless you use them for illegal puposes.My group actualy trains kobudo one saturday each month,in a different public park each time.We have a relatively small group and use this this to draw attension and hopefully increase our numbers with interested onlookers.Several members of the local police force have stopped many times to watch us train with bo,sai,tekko,nunchaku,tonfa,kama,eku and tinbe and rochin.But I will say that we do not normally walk around in public carrying our weapons,except to go train.On our last trip to Canada(October 2007)a freind few into Vancouver with his weapons,they kept his Tekko but let him keep everything else including his nunchaku.
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#340135 - 10/23/07 12:09 PM Re: Nunchucks [Re: harleyt26]
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Possession of Nunchaku in California was the same as possession of brass knuckles, shuriken & sawed-off shotguns. In 1977, the list included switchblades & the catagory was considered a felony offense.

Today PC12029 lists Nunchaku (& the other weapons) as a nuisance, subject to confiscation & destruction but the Atty General may seek to bring charges based on the intent & number of weapons for sale or in possession.

Kobudo weapons in a licensed dojo, being transported to or from a dojo (or exhibition, I suspect - being an extension of the dojo) are exempt.

(too mich info?)

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#340136 - 10/24/07 09:29 PM Re: Nunchucks [Re: hedkikr]
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Not too much info,its good to know these things.Myself being from an area where the laws are either more lenient or not as stringently inforced,I need to know this type of thing.I do travel quite regularly and do not want problems.I thought this type of regulation was in other countries.I know one should not walk around carrying weapons on the street.But I did not know that they were so strict in this country.I am scheduled to do a weapons demonstration in Boston in November,does anyone know if there are certain weapons I should reconsider taking?The people organizing the event have not mentioned any restrictions on the weapons we listed.As a matter of fact we had made several sets of Tekko to take along for sale along with brochures of all the other weapons that can be ordered from us.
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#340137 - 10/24/07 10:13 PM Re: Nunchucks [Re: harleyt26]
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I think that Sansetsu Kon fall under the same laws as Nunchaku (here in Massachusetts).

BTW: when and where in Boston will the event be held? I'm thinking of (finally!) visiting Boston Kodokan around the same time...and might make a day of it. PM me if you prefer.

Thanks!

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#340138 - 10/24/07 10:37 PM Re: Nunchucks [Re: harlan]
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November 4th at the Reggie Lewis Athletic Center.The World Martial Arts Federation is having a tournament(I was told to expect 600-700 competitors)and has invited myself and three of my training partners to demonstrate traditional Okinawan kobudo.The Tesshinkan is a fairly young organization(it was founded in 1999 after Akamine Eisuke,of the Hozon Shinko Kai, passed away)and we are trying to generate interest in it in the U.S.A..We will arrive Saturday afternoon and will return home to Florida Sunday evening,But I would love to meet at the event if that works for you.We will have a table or booth setup with info about us. What and where is the Boston Kodokan?
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#340139 - 10/24/07 10:53 PM Re: Nunchucks [Re: harleyt26]
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Hello Harlan,I just Googled Boston Kodokan.Kimo Wall sensei is a friend of mine,he just spent a week at my home and trained a few times a my dojo about a month ago.On his website my dojo is on photo page ten.Do you study Goju Ryu?I study Isshinryu mainly but my sensei is also a Goju Ryu sensei so I do some of both styles.I think we may have a few friends in common.
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#340140 - 10/25/07 11:01 AM Re: Nunchucks [Re: harleyt26]
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Here?

http://kimowall.netfirms.com/photogallery10.htm

(PS. Is Bill Steigner your sensei? Don't know him, but heard he was in some kind of accident. I Hope he recovers fully.)

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#340141 - 10/25/07 04:26 PM Re: Nunchucks [Re: harlan]
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Which one are you (in the photos)?

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#340142 - 10/26/07 01:02 AM Re: Nunchucks [Re: hedkikr]
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First photo I am third from right,on Kimo Wall sensei's left.Fourth photo I am in the green shirt,far right.Bill Steigner is my karate sensei,he teaches me primarily Isshinryu and some Goju Ryu(Kanei lineage).Kimo Wall teaches Goju Ryu(Higa lineage)They both teach Matayoshi weapons,I play with a little of their weapons but my primary art is Ryu Kyu Kobudo,Tesshinkan.I do not pursue rank in karate I just enjoy collecting,comparing and training.Tamayose Hidemi sensei has started teaching me his Shorin Ryu(Nakamura Seiyu lineage)also.
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#340143 - 10/26/07 07:14 AM comparing styles [Re: harleyt26]
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Just say 'the big guy'. LOL!

Lucky you: kobudo seems to be more available in the South. I've only been studying P/T for 4 years now, and just now getting around to really 'seeing' other kobudo.

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#340144 - 10/26/07 09:12 AM Re: comparing styles [Re: harlan]
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Harlan if you are studying kobudo in the Kimo Wall lineage you are"hooked up" his knowledge of Matayoshi weapons is at the top of what is available.He has taught me his Guwa kata and Chizikunbo kata.These weapons are not in the Tesshinkan syllabus so they do not conflict with what I do.I also do the Isshinryu version of the bo kata Tokomine no Kun because it is also not in the Tesshinkan syllabus.I enjoy the variety of my training but I do not want to compromise my kobudo technique with trying to maintain several versions of one kata.I have been training in the martial arts for about twenty five years now so I can seperate styles to a certain extent but maintaining several versions of one kata can be very difficult.I have learned four different versions of Seisan and find it very easy to put techniques from one style in the version of another style.That is OK if you are just doing kata for excercise but it compromises the particular lessons and applications being stressed in those kata by the different teachers.Multiple styles or versions of one kata can become overwelming to maintain very quickly.
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#340145 - 10/26/07 09:29 AM Re: comparing styles [Re: harleyt26]
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Reply much appreciated. Can't tell you how confusing it is for a beginner in Goju to see so much variation via the internet. After awhile, I decided to stop looking, as I felt it was actually undermining my focus on one teacher/style/lineage. I've no interest in 'kata collecting'...and it's hard enough to keep straight the 'interpretations' of even one kata, say Shishoshen or Saifa, within a school.

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Harlan if you are studying kobudo in the Kimo Wall lineage you are"hooked up" his knowledge of Matayoshi weapons is at the top of what is available.He has taught me his Guwa kata and Chizikunbo kata.These weapons are not in the Tesshinkan syllabus so they do not conflict with what I do.I also do the Isshinryu version of the bo kata Tokomine no Kun because it is also not in the Tesshinkan syllabus.I enjoy the variety of my training but I do not want to compromise my kobudo technique with trying to maintain several versions of one kata.I have been training in the martial arts for about twenty five years now so I can seperate styles to a certain extent but maintaining several versions of one kata can be very difficult.I have learned four different versions of Seisan and find it very easy to put techniques from one style in the version of another style.That is OK if you are just doing kata for excercise but it compromises the particular lessons and applications being stressed in those kata by the different teachers.Multiple styles or versions of one kata can become overwelming to maintain very quickly.




As for quwa, I refused to learn it for 3 years. My teacher found it amusing that I consider it 'barbaric'.

Really like that Chizikunbo kata, and personally find it very challenging mechanically and intrigueing. So...Goju...but not Goju.

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#340146 - 10/26/07 10:33 AM Re: comparing styles [Re: harlan]
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Fortunately Isshinryu only has eight empty hand kata,Sanchin,Seisan,Seunchin,Wansu,Chinto,Kusanku,Naihanshi and Sunusu.Steigner sensei has also taught me his Goju Ryu kata,Saifa,Shisoshen,Tensho,Gekisai dai Ichi,Seipai and Sanchin.Kimo Wall sensei has taught my group Gekisai Dai Ichi with six bunkai,Saifa and Seiunchin with bunkai,and his Higihoa drill.I have also had a few opportunities to train with Dan Smith sensei(he lives in Atlanta and his mom lives in Tampa so he comes right past our area occasionally) in his Seibukan kata Seisan,Onuncue and Passai,he also teaches a different Matayoshi weapons(Itakasu lineage).And Two years ago my kobudo sensei Tamayose Hidemi started teaching my group his Shorin Ryu we have learned Fukyu ichi,Fukyu Ni,Pinan Shodan,Pinan Nidan,Pinan Sandan and Naihanshi.Kimo Wall,Dan Smith and Bill Steigner sensei's are all good freinds and my group has had the good fortune to be in the right place at the right time.For the Tesshinkan training our closest sensei is in Chiliwack,B.C.,Canada and Tamayose sensei lives in Ozato,Okinawa,so we have had to travel quite extensively to learn it.But occasionally they come to us.In two weeks Donald Shapland sensei and his wife Nori,from Chiliwack, will be here to train us in kobudo.This summer Tamayose sensei is scheduled to come here.Kata collecting was certainly not my intent but when one of these sensei with such a wealth of knowledge offer to teach I feel obligated to learn,
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#340147 - 10/26/07 10:44 AM Re: comparing styles [Re: harleyt26]
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Thankfully, 'empty hand' kata doesn't require a big investment in gear. If Kimo Sensei was to offer a workshop in quwa...I'd have to show up with your garden variety of hoe...and make do.

Don't know what I would do for Timbe workshop? Knife and straw hat????

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Kata collecting was certainly not my intent but when one of these sensei with such a wealth of knowledge offer to teach I feel obligated to learn,



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#340148 - 10/28/07 01:30 AM Re: comparing styles [Re: harlan]
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I do not have a quwa either,when he taught me quwa I was at Russ Smiths house.Russ sensei had made several wooden models of the tool.Come to my dojo Kimo sensei left a Matayoshi style Tinbe a Rochin for us to keep there.In Ryu Kyu Kobudo we use the turtle shell and short spear type.Besides Steigner sensei nobody at my dojo knows what to do with the Matayoshi one.
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#340149 - 10/28/07 02:15 PM Re: comparing styles [Re: harleyt26]
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Cool you've met Mr. Smith.Yeah. Russ, 'Gojumaster' was nice enough to point me to a Japanese distributer of quwa. It's a Japanese version of the American 'eye-hoe'...which for some darn reason I can't find anywhere anymore!

Afraid I can't get out of work this Sunday, so I'm not going to make it the Sunday/Nov. 4th event in Boston. Be sure to take pics...always nice to see a FA.com member in action.

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#340150 - 10/28/07 02:42 PM Re: comparing styles [Re: harlan]
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Russ and Steigner sensei's both have aquired really nice quwa.That is probably where they got theirs.On my next trip to Okinawa I plan to purchase a few of the farming tools from a small hardware store I know of in Kochinda.I bought a couple of pairs of kama there on my last trip.Last I heard Russ and his wife were still in Malayshia.He is also a student of Nine Ancesters Gung Fu.He is a ball of energy in the dojo and trains hard at whatever is on his mind at the time.
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#340151 - 10/28/07 03:19 PM Re: comparing styles [Re: harleyt26]
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Hmmm...is the Malaysian Tournement going on right now? Thought it was in November...and that Kimo sensei would be going...as well as Lui Chang.

Lucky you...to be going to Okinawa. I hope someday to get there...maybe train with Yamashira (sp?). Just learned that a friend of friend has a bungalow in the capital...so I'm considering trying to go there next year. I'd love to know the name of the place you are getting the quwa. PM me if you prefer.

Thanks.

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#340152 - 10/28/07 10:06 PM Re: comparing styles [Re: harlan]
harleyt26 Offline
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Registered: 06/23/04
Posts: 75
Loc: Summerfield,Florida U.S.A.
Kimo did not go,Steigner sensei told me friday evening that Kimo and Lui Chang would be coming to Florida soon.Can hardly wait,I have not met Chang sensei yet but Steigner sensei says very impressive things about him.I do noy know the name of the hardware store in Kochinda.It is a small village shop and probably does not have an internet settup.I had planned to go there next year but Tamayose sensei plans to have his new dojo finished in 2009so I will wait till then.The place we stay is in Kochinda at the south end of the island it is close to Tamayose sensei's home in Ozato.It is a business hotel,1 room for rent with 2 bedrooms(hardwood floors for beds)1 tatami room.and a small kitchen dining room living room area.Nakamura Seiyu's dojo is on one floor.A massage parlor on another floor and Tiffany's Lounge on the first floor.We have stayed there several times and they are used to us and know us by names now.Home away from home sort of anyway,I have beds at home.The hardwood floors get rough on the shoulder blades and hipbones after a couple of weeks.The hardware store is about three blocks down from there just past the sanchin shop and about two blocks before this really good restaurant.I cannot read Japanese so the names on the shop signs don't help much.But there is a bank,grocery store,book store,coffe shop etc.all in walking distance.
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#340153 - 02/29/08 06:05 PM Re: comparing styles [Re: harleyt26]
tingtong Offline
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Registered: 02/16/08
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Loc: germany,freiburg
why are nunchaku illegal in some states? They are as dangerous as knifes,guns etc . Arenīt they. so why would you want to make them illegal ?? I just canīt see the point in this.
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#340154 - 02/29/08 06:13 PM Re: comparing styles [Re: tingtong]
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Registered: 12/01/02
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Becasue the people we elect to our government are usually morons.

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#340155 - 03/01/08 05:23 AM Re: comparing styles [Re: JAMJTX]
tingtong Offline
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Registered: 02/16/08
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Loc: germany,freiburg
But are there any special reasons?
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#340156 - 03/01/08 12:39 PM Re: comparing styles [Re: tingtong]
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Registered: 03/18/06
Posts: 112
Loc: Savannah, GA
I'm just throwing this out there but I suspect it has something to do with them being single purpose, easily concealable, and very dangerous. That's quite a combination.
By single purpose I mean that there are other practical reasons why you may have a gun or knife, etc. but not for nunchaku.
It is odd that I can carry a list of other weapons legally before these. I guess there haven't been many people injured in random sai incidents! (Outside of training that is!)
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#340157 - 05/26/08 05:56 PM Re: comparing styles [Re: brocksampson]
skinters Offline
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Registered: 05/25/08
Posts: 239
Loc: swansea,wales
i think aswell they so easy to make 2 bits of wood bit of chain or rope nailed inbetween and you got a heluva weapon haha dont sound right that .
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#340158 - 05/28/08 12:51 AM Re: comparing styles [Re: skinters]
brocksampson Offline
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Registered: 03/18/06
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Loc: Savannah, GA
Actually, if you separate the two ends, they are completely legal for transport. Of course it still looks a little odd.
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#340159 - 05/28/08 05:31 AM Re: comparing styles [Re: tingtong]
Victor Smith Offline
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Registered: 06/01/00
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Loc: Derry, NH
A government declaring a weapon illegal is a reaction.

Every 'state' who has banned the nunchaku did so because young people started beating on each other with them, period. Those who have to clean the bodies up don't like that and the people's representatives in defense simply ban the weapon and place extra pentalties on it's use to try and give 'people' a reason not to do so.

The fact movies glorify the thing never helped. If Bruce Lee had laid off the nunchaku it would never have been banned.

This is about as universal a response that exists. About 20 years ago the police in Okinawa requested the karate instructors to stop teaching kama. Seems the young people were using them to carve each other up (and as every house on the island has them for gardening, the access was universal.

In facetwhat has been banned is varied from state to state. In the state of Massachusetts if you kick someone with your shoes on you will be charged with weapons battery, the shod foot (I've seen the charge included in different assault cases).

Remember government's don't wake up and think 'let's ban something', it normally takes some idiotic behavior by some of it's citizens to make the point first.

Personally I think the issue is don't ban weapons, just make it clear the government won't clean up the bodies or the mess if they're used. Instead when the perpetrator is caught they should have to then clean up the mess and probably spend life behind bars too in a 3' by 3' cell. But I'm a gentle type of guy.


Edited by Victor Smith (05/28/08 05:32 AM)
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