This is a brilliant book for all those of you that are thinking of stepping into the world of the nunchaku, or have just taken that first step. Demura gives an extensive introduction, including the history of the weapon, the different variations of design, and how to grip it. The book covers all the basic moves, swings, strikes, grasps, blocks, counter-strikes, etc. all with good quality clear photos showing the move. Demura covers every aspect of the weapon to get a begginer swinging it about like a pro, and also shows how the moves can be put into prctical use. If you already practice karate then this will help as Demura shows how the nunchaku can be turned into an extension of the arm, in simple blocks and strikes. In summary this is a brilliant introduction into the complex, amazing, and deadly world of the nunchaku. A must buy.