The Jedi love nunchucks. They are a fantastic workout. Nunchucks get the lactic acid out of your muscles. They are very therapeutic. They were once a farming tool, now we use them for exercise. They can also be used as a weapon, but in order to be used as a weapon you have to learn the art of the chucks.
While you are learning nunchucks you will hurt yourself so much more than you will hurt another person. We have both had a bunch of bruises, cuts and welts from the nunchucks.
I recommend getting a practice pair for a fun workout. Just be careful not to hit yourself in the head, eye, mouth or chin like we have several times. It can hurt like a bitch. When it heals that part of your body only gets stronger.