Welcome to American Style Nunchaku which was founded by Grandmaster Michael Burke in 1992 and augmented by Shihan Hawkins here on VirtualNunchaku.Com. Completing the American Style Nunchaku course of study is also a first step towards earning rank in the Ken-Fu Nunchaku Jutsu self-defense system which requires dojo participation.
This is a challenging but doable course of quality martial arts training from accredited or certified instructors that can be learned from the comfort of your home utilizing video instruction or integrating lessons into your traditional martial arts school setting.
Whether students wish to test for rank or not, the Nunchaku-Ka may progress through online materials at his/her own pace from Yellow Belt through Brown Belt gaining knowledge of practical movements, exciting strikes, and championship forms/katas. It should be noted that although this is an American Style Nunchaku (ASN) course, the material learned here counts towards the Ken-Fu Nunchaku Jutsu requirements. At any point during the ASN training students can begin learning the Ken-Fu self defense components if they have access to a local dojo or Ken-Fu Nunchaku Jutsu certified school. Otherwise, students can finish the ASN program and contact Shihan Hawkins directly to transition to the Ken-Fu system for the remainder of the Ken Fu in-person dojo training.
In this ASN learning module a weekly lesson will automatically become unlocked for the student’s review every seven days beginning with when the student fully registers and purchases the appropriate subscription until he/she receives access to the last week of Brown Belt instruction or tests and gains access to Black Belt materials.
Although gaining official rank is not required, access to Black Belt course material will only become available to a student who has successfully passed the Brown Belt exam and has an active subscription.
Black Belts are NOT guaranteed or automatic in this program and will only be issued when earned. There will be no weekly lessons released beyond the conclusion of the ASN Black Belt program. Student access will remain to previously unlocked course material provided student maintains an active subscription to the corresponding VirtualNunchaku.Com’s online program.