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NCJ Number: 97787 Find in a Library
Title: Nunchaku in Action - For Kobudo and Law Enforcement
Author(s): J C Hess
Date Published: 1983
Page Count: 224
Sponsoring Agency: Ohara Publications, Inc
Burbank, CA 91504
Sale Source: Ohara Publications, Inc
1813 Victory Place
Burbank, CA 91504
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Using step-by-step instructions accompanied by photographs, this book explains the use of the nunchaku -- two sticks tied together with a piece of rope or string -- by police to block attacks and to force assailants into submission.
Abstract: An introduction explains the origins of this weapon in Okinawa, its nicknames, and its use in police work. Its advantages over nightsticks and its disadvantages in terms of the training required, potential for injury for the user or the user's opponent, and illegality in some States are noted. Three types of nunchaku are described and illustrated. Individual chapters explain warm-up exercises, ready positions and stances, basic stick movements and catches, and methods of blocking an attack without making a harsh closed stick movements to strike the most vulnerable areas of an opponent's body are described. Drills to develop advanced striking and throwing skills are presented. The use of the nunchaku in defending against grabs, against knife attacks, and in blocking and kicking combinations is detailed. Techniques for bringing an opponent to the ground are also portrayed. A workout to improve coordination and use of the weapon and attack drills to improve reflexes are also provided. A glossary and a form for evaluating student performance are included.
Index Term(s): Martial arts; Police defensive training; Self defense; Self defense training
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