Our progam includes a lot of weapons training not a lot of other schools offer. Our program includes: Staff, reverse grip staff, nunchucks, speed chucks, bokken, sword, tonfas, kamas, sais, and cane. We also learn to use both nunchucks at the same time. None of these weapons are sharp. This training has tons of benefits. The students are using different muscle groups they would not otherwise use, they are gaining confidence with every weapon because they are going through the learning process and going from not knowing anything about it to being able to wield that weapon and preform froms with it. The students are also reinforcing their basic skills with stances, speed, and focus. They are learning they can accomplish challenging tasks if they stick to it and put in lots of effort. Learning how to use these weapons can be very challenging at times. It requires a lot of practice on your own, not just the short time in class. Lastly IT IS JUST FLAT OUT FUN! :) I mean give a kid a pair of nunchucks and they are in heaven. They are having fun and they don't even know they are working on hand eye coordination, focus, goal setting, and much more.