The Nunchaku (Japanese: ヌンチャク

For other meanings of this and similar words, see Nunchaku (disambiguation). The Nunchaku (Japaneseヌンチャク Hepburn: nunchaku?, often "nunchuks", "danger sticks", "juan-tuo" or "chainsticks" in English) is a traditional Okinawan martial arts weapon consisting of two sticks connected at one end by a short chain or rope. It was used by Okinawan nobles, but was not a popular weapon because it was not efficient against the most widely used weapons of that time, and few techniques for its use exist. The two sections of the weapon are commonly made out of wood, while the link is a cord or a metal chain. The nunchaku is most widely used in martial arts such as Okinawa kobudō and karate, and makes a good training weapon, since it allows the development of quicker hand movements and improves posture. Many varieties of nunchaku are available

Nunchucks   - Why are they banned? In California With a Nunchucks, it is theoretically possible to hit whichever part of the body, however very few of them are likely to cause death. Indeed, a hit in most of the zones under the neck will not lead to death, but rather to big bruises or broken bones.

Above the neck, it's possible to hit weak points and cause severe damages, and eventually death. Here are some weak points located above the neck

So will

A)  a branch of a tree

B) Broom handle

C) 2X2 you can get at Home Depot.

D) Car

E) Baseball bat

F) Shoe

As a weapon, they are easily defeated, menacing world of weaponry: sophisticated, technical, and deadly. Until you get to the section defines the term Nunchucks -- basically, two sticks on a rope.

The nunchucks, ban was added to the California penal code in 1974, at a moment when the United States was in the kung-fu grip of a martial arts craze. Sparked.

Nunchuck Dangers

Injuries from nunchucks can be serious. The martial arts weapons are almost always composed of hardened sticks made of wood, metal, or plastic. They are usually connected by a short length of rope, metal chain, or leather. When used in a technically accurate manner, the sticks reach high velocities and can strike an object with tremendous force.

Nunchucks can cause broken bones, cuts, concussions, and eye and nose injuries.

A nunchuck is engineered so that it can be used as a fulcrum: the assailant holds one stick while attacking with the other stick that is attached to the first one.

As a result, serious, non-fatal nunchuck injuries often happen.

Nevada common sense

It’s a crime if;

c) With the intent to inflict harm upon the person of another, possess or use a nunchaku or trefoil

Personally I would not use nunchucks, knife or any of my fire arms with intent to inflict harm upon the person of another.

Except for self-defense, and my first choice would be my fire arms,


if that fails then maybe a knife. Baseball bat. Nunchucks just would not come to mind. As they are mostly for show.

Freestyle nunchaku is a modern style of performance art using nunchaku as a visual tool, rather than as a weapon.

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SECTION 12020-12040

12020. (a) Any person in this state who does any of the following is punishable by imprisonment in a county jail not exceeding one year or in the state prison:
(1) Manufactures or causes to be manufactured, imports into the state, keeps for sale, or offers or exposes for sale, or who gives, lends, or possesses any cane gun or wallet gun, any undetectable firearm, any firearm which is not immediately recognizable as a firearm, any camouflaging firearm container, any ammunition which contains or consists of any flechette dart, any bullet containing or carrying an explosive agent, any ballistic knife, any multiburst trigger activator, any nunchaku, any short-barreled shotgun, any short-barreled rifle, any metal knuckles, any belt buckle knife, any leaded cane, any zip gun, any shuriken, any unconventional pistol, any lipstick case knife, any cane sword, any shobi-zue, any air gauge knife, any writing pen knife, any metal military practice handgrenade or metal replica handgrenade, or any instrument or weapon of the kind commonly known as a blackjack, slungshot, billy, sandclub, sap, or sandbag.

(b) Subdivision (a) does not apply to any of the following: 
(3) The possession of a nunchaku on the premises of a school which holds a regulatory or business license and teaches the arts of self-defense.
(4) The manufacture of a nunchaku for sale to, or the sale of a nunchaku to, a school which holds a regulatory or business license and teaches the arts of self-defense.


NRS 202.350(1)(c) prohibits individuals from possessing the following weapons, but only if the individual possessing the weapon has "the intent to inflict harm" on another person:

Nunchaku: Commonly known as "nunchucks," this weapon is defined by Nevada law as "an instrument consisting of two or more sticks, clubs, bars or rods connected by a rope, cord, wire or chain used as a weapon in forms of Oriental combat."


Under NRS 202.350(c), it is illegal to possess or use a Nunchucks or trefoil with intent to inflict harm upon another person. Below, these weapons are defined. A throwing star would qualify as a trefoil.

(d) “ Nunchucks” means an instrument consisting of two or more sticks, clubs, bars or rods connected by a rope, cord, wire or chain used as a weapon in forms of Oriental combat.
(i) “Trefoil” means an instrument consisting of a metal plate having three or more radiating points with sharp edges, designed in the shape of a star, cross or other geometric figure and used as a weapon for throwing.

Peace officers, active and retired, are exempt from prosecution under NRS 202.350.

Possession of Nunchucks is illegal in a number of countries including Norway, Canada, Russia and Spain. You can have them in Nevada, you just cannot use them for harming others legally.

Seen the above listed on the internet, just like to know – HOW CAN YOU HARM SONEONE LEGALLY?


You can order Nunchucks from many places on the internet. Many will ship to California – just about anywhere.

I only found 1 location that had the following disclaimer.

Nunchucks cannot be shipped to the states of California, Massachusetts, or New York or to the countries of Canada or Australia.




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