There are a lot of things that nunchucks are good for. Let’s run through a list of things that you can use them for:

First: Self defense:

  • If you are being attacked, you can use them to quickly assault your attacker in an attempt to buy yourself some time and organize your response to your attacker.
  • A quick response with your nunchucks can stun your attacker and give you the chance to set up and deliver an attack to them.

Second: Offense:

  • If you are first attacked, utilizing your nunchucks will allow you to quickly mount an offensive attack against your opponent.
  • Utilizing nunchucks, even if they are foam nunchucks, will cause your opponent to step back and cause them to pause their efforts. It will also force them to realize that you are a force to be reckoned with.
  • In addition, you will be in a great position to deal damage if you are in a hand-to-hand combat situation. Your nunchucks will be able to quickly deal damage to your opponent, and also be able to respond to anything if they are directly in front of you. Don’t be afraid to deliver swift and harsh blows and strikes to keep yourself upright against any possible attacks from other opponents.

Finally: Gallimaufry

  • You don’t always need to use nunchucks for fighting and/or self-defense.
  • Nunchucks are great to use for art. Throw a set up on your wall to break up existing boring artwork or to show something on a wall where nothing was there before.
  • You can also put them on a desk or table as a conversation piece or as something handy to grab if someone were to burst into your home or office space to use as defense.
  • Also, don’t be afraid to use them as a door stop, paper weight, rolling pin in the kitchen or even just something to keep the kids in line or entertained with.
  • Feel free to use a pair with a punching bag to let out steam. Beat the crap out of that punching bag with your nunchucks to get a bit of exercise¬†or to get your heart rate up.


Needless to say, there are a lot of great options for your nunchucks/nunchaku. Even if you only have foam nunchucks, you can use them for offense, defense, decoration or art. Don’t be afraid to be creative, especially if it is a non-combat situation. For a low cost, you can get great results!