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Bruce tried out the first set of nunchukus George made and found they were too long so George shortened them from 14 inches to 12 inches. Also the nunchukus were a bit awkward because they were not tapered but rather straight wooden cylinders. George tapered them, and then for grip and flair three rings were etched around the base of each bar – a design which has been copied over and over and is standard to this day. exert BRUCE LEE FOUNDATION. After the Green Hornet, 1963-64 Bruce opened up another kung fu school called "Lee Jun Fan, Gung Fu Institute,” this is where he learned to use the nunchaku`s from fellow student Danny Inosanto. exert< BRUCE LEE FOUNDATION. These extremely rare Black Nunchakus created for Bruce Lee by his good friend George Lee in 1964 , AKA the Master Maker, are one of the very first nunchakus Bruce Lee ever trained with. See early photos with Brandon Lee and Linda Lee Only two pairs are currently documented and known to exist from 1964. Bruce Lee preferred to use these black nunchakus for training due to the more rapid speed achieved and ease to grasp, which is associated with a shorter chain. This original design was used to make the nunchakus for the onset Black nunchakus used on, FISTS OF FURY aka, BIG BOSS. Some loss to paint, minor scratches, paint discoloration due to age, otherwise excellent condition. George Lee has been a member of the Bruce Lee Educational Foundation since inception and is its most senior member until last year when he passed away at the long age of 96. We gratefully thank George Lee and David Tadman for authenticating these items to be as stated above and from BRUCE LEE. Watch these classic fight scene where he uses the Nunchucks: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5cqzOo6B0Ic

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Bruce Lee’s Black Nunchuku FISTS OF FURY prototype

Auction ended on Sun, Mar 15, 2015
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Ventura, CA 93001
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