Defensive Nunchuck Use? Yes, it can happen. Against a knife-wielding perpetrator nonetheless.
Thompson had allegedly been staying with residents at the complex and having issues with drugs. While delivering the pamphlets the man noticed Thompson coming towards him with a steak knife in each hand. Thompson reportedly stated he was “not leaving” and that he was going to kill the security guard. He then began swinging the knives towards the guard.
The guard pulled out his nunchucks and struck Thompson, who then fell to the ground. The two began to scuffle on the ground. After an altercation, the security guard was able to take control and hold Thompson on the ground while bystanders called the police.
I need to tip my hat to the Blogfather who shared this on his Facebook page. A further tip of the hat to the author of this spot-on take:
“This is perhaps the first time in history someone has hit someone other than themselves with a pair of nunchucks”
It is mind-boggling that they remain illegal so many places. They are incredibly impractical for anyone who doesn’t train with them regularly.