Nunchaku is a traditional Okinawan weapon consisting of two sticks connected at one end with a short chain or rope. In modern times the nunchaku were popularized by Bruce Lee in his movies. The word nunchaku comes from the Ryukyuan languages. The origin of this word is unclear. One theory is that it derived from the pronunciation of Chinese characters in a Southern Fujian dialect of the Chinese language. In the English language nunchaku are often referred to as 'nunchucks' or 'nunchuks',. The 'nunchuk' variation is used in the English language as the name of the Wii console's Wii Nunchuk controller. One popular belief is that nunchaku were originally a short Southeast Asian flail used to thresh rice or soybeans...'
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