Nunchaku have become very popular on television and in movies because of their flashy style. Nunchaku are basically two sticks connected at the end with a short chain or rope. While the nunchaku are some of the most popular martial arts weapons, they are also some of the most misunderstood. They are difficult to learn to wield and will often cause a variety of injuries to the beginner. Once they have been mastered, though, their extreme speed, flurrying motions and incredible striking force make them an extremely dangerous weapon.