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Sport Nunchaku is a system of combat, kata and application developed in the 1970s/80s.

Our academy is the official training centre for Sport Nunchaku UK (SNUK) in the region under the guidance of Sensei Richard Smith.

Sensei Smith is a world-renowned exponent of Sport Nunchaku having trained under one of the founders.

You will learn the following aspects of Sport Nunchaku:


A kata is when you perform basic nunchaku techniques arranged in dance-like moves, as fluently and perfectly as possible.
These techniques are aimed at an imaginary opponent.
The purpose of a kata is to get a better understanding of the techniques.
Studying a kata does not only mean learning the techniques but also how to properly perform a technique.
Many of the katas we perform at Sport Nunchaku derive from the WNA (World Nunchaku Association) and ITNA (International Techno Nunchaku Association)


Freestyle nunchaku is a more visually stunning, rather than combative way.
Freestyle Nunchaku competitions are now held throughout the year, marks are awarded based upon a visual display.
Freestyle competitions are based and judged on the following:
→ Pace and rhythm of the nunchaku
→ Consistency of speed
→ Variation in techniques
→ Control and movement
→ Showmanship and entertainment
→ The use of one and two nunchaku
→ Unique nunchaku techniques
→ Dropping the nunchaku
→ The time span of the freestyle


Nunchaku application is all about manipulating the nunchaku.
It is used to perform blocks, locks, throws and takedown techniques on another person.
As you advance up the syllabus the techniques like any other style of martial art become more complicated.


Also within sport nunchaku is the sport of ‘Combat Nunchaku’.
This is another competitive side to the art.
Two competitors stand and fight opposite each other wearing safety protective helmets and groin guards.
There are competitions all over the world.

Tricks and Freestyle

Tricks or freestyle are also performed on each belt, the higher the belt the more difficult the trick or routine.
Children particularly enjoy learning tricks because it builds confidence, promotes expression and most of all are FUN!

You can register by clicking here and filling out the registration form.