I’m glad to see the response generated by my last post. Anyone who agrees with me on everything I say probably isn’t thinking for himself.
Recapping, I believe in the importance of “cover,” of keeping one’s hands up to help protect the head, whether unarmed or armed.
Consider the following:
Middle Guard. Notice how the head is exposed due to the weapon's short length.
Middle Guard with the long stick. I am much more covered by virtue of the stick's length.
Kabaroan Middle Guard
My preferred High Guard Stance. Note how little of the stick is visible.
Traditional Nunchaku Stance
Are there advantages to this stance with the nunchaku? How about other flexible weapons?