Remember, nunchucks were being used by Bruce Lee in his movies during a fight? That should ring a bell! Many weapons that are widely used today come with a unique and fascinating history. Their history not only indicates the significance of these weapons but also leave us in awe of smart solutions that ancient people came up with. However, nunchaku which is an amazing weapon used in martial arts and for self defense has an inspiring story behind too.
Nunchaku was earlier (almost near 9-10th century) used by Chinese farmers for agriculture. Originally, the nunchucks were 2 wooden sticks tied with horse hair. Farmers used it for cutting soy, rice, and wheat. In the middle of the 10th century, the first emperor of the Chinese Sung dynasty named as Jiu Hong Jun stayed with his army in a village to prepare for a battle to beat the Mongolians. While on Jiu’s stay, his soldiers helped the farmers as the army, general and emperor were an occupant on their nearby territory for a short while (few months). When the emperor paid a visit to the soldiers to see if they were working well, he noticed farmers using nunchucks, he thought of using them in the battle against Mongolians.