In the Philippines the Yo Yo was used as a weapon. It was around the year 1500. The weapon consisted of a four pound stone attached to a rope about 20 feet long. They used the Yo Yo in two ways. When hunting, they stood off to one side, held one end of the rope and threw the rock towards the legs of an animal. The rope became tangled around the animals legs, and with a tug, the hunter brought the animal down. When fighting enemies, the stones would be dropped on their heads. They would quickly recover the stones, ready for a second blow if necessary.