Hi and welcome,first:
just some info that may already be known...Second:
then my "displeasure" over issues with the common lack Instructors make (or I didnt see most this gentleman's videos) when teaching and/or demonstrating ANY sectioned cudgel (nunchaku, bo-chaku, three section staff)
OR flexible weapons (Kusari-Kama, 9 section chain whip , rope dart, etc)...or tarnation, most weapons Third:
I aint tryin to make out like I know all there is to know nor how to use all these weapons, names are important and the second is a pet peeve, thats all
a.]the longer (more sectioned) a cudgel or flexible a weapon is , is TO ALLOW more distance from opponent (usually armed).It is already known that it is good at close range dont dis yo weapons true value in its potential variety of ranges, use of the himo or kusari ( to trap opponents limb and throw or damage or weapon (to trap and/or strip)is good close app., need I give example of med range technique??
b.]as these sectioned cudgel or flexible weapon (please dont confuse the two) can be folded they allow use at different ranges (nunchaku:med and close. three section staff: long, med and close. rope dart: 20+ feet to less distant to long to med to close).....so close is always an imbued aspect of such weapons, truly it is the trapping and variety of distances available as well as...
c.]by virtue of dead dude Newton-man and his "wish I coulda got-a-Patent" laws of centrifugal/centripetal forces, the weapon as extension of body amplifies the Force young Jedi, among other stuff I shouldnt need to note here
-the CORD connecting the two cudgel/stickkusari
-the Chain connecting the two stickKonto
- The end of each stick where the himo, blahblah, enters the said stickAna
-hole where kusari/himo enters stickJokon-Bu
- upper 1st third of cudgel (w/ ana and himo)Chukon-Bo
-final third furthest from himo and anaKontei
- like the Bo, the very end of each
As Dozer said to Neo starting training "That's major boring stuff, how about quit the flashy flips, tosses and making cool noises in the air and try fighting programs?"-Dozer
"you mean ...dont let go of my weapon and actually find out what happens when another of dead dude Newton-mans' laws (Every force applied has an equal and opposite reaction) is enforced by hitting MORE THAN THE AIR!!!...WOOOHHhh dude."-Neo
***at least youtube has a vid of a Monk using a meteor hammer w/ a 20 ft rope precisely and accurately (the are not synonyms) destroying multiple hanging targets surrounding him without pausing....Type in rope dart or meteor hammer.
yes flips and tosses improve ones ability and intimacy with the weapon but (unless forced to by injury,say) letting go of ones weapon is a resort that is not so smart lets say unless to close with the opponent (attachment of mind to ones weapon is a "disease" as Munenori would say)
b.) I like air...its good...SO (as w/ the youtube Monk) WHY DO SEEMINGLY NO practitioners of sectioned cudgels ever show videos of striking objects....
Hypothesis: THEY NEVER HAVE. apologies if wrong. The shorter a sectioned cudgel, the faster the striking end rebounds, and if not learned... the rebound will hurt...BAD.
Solution: start basic strikes on a post (heck if you want to get whacky...stab a turkey carcass (waste of food) on the post)....
***Basic strikes, to a non air target, YOU learn how to control the rebound as I had to...not everything is free:)
***try cool flips and tosses vs. partner w/ foam baton
***Please try ALL possible ranges inherent in the design of the sectioned or flexible weapon (Nunchaku- like kuobaton, like two kubaton, use of himo to obtain wrist lock/weapon stripping, to proper grip and yse as med range cudgel Against something other than the air...
OR DID I JUST WASTE MY TIME???