This video downloads pack is for all Historical European Martial Arts practitioners with or without previous experience of club swinging. You get tutorials, circuit training and combinations swings to add to your training routine. We picked relevant Indian club swinging exercises for HEMA sword fighting that will give you the most bang for your buck. Strength alone is nothing if you move like a waddling penguin! We drew on a wide range of club swinging styles that have the best historical fencing applications!
Indian Club training is an ancient technique that can improve an athlete's range of motion and grip strength. Club swinging can be used to shore up holes in your training program and improve total body health. Club swinging was a part of strength and conditioning routines of ancient wrestlers throughout the Middle East. British soldiers later adopted the exercise, modified the clubs to make them smaller and lighter, and renamed them Indian Clubs. From there, Indian clubs used for mobility and coordination became a staple in the workout routines of military personnel, strongmen and physical culture enthusiasts for years before they fell out of popularity. Here are some reasons why you should give them a try to make your training program more well rounded. Indian clubs can be beneficial for increasing mobility, especially for the shoulders.
It featured twice in the Olympics. Club swinging is ancient and originates from Iran and India where clubs were used as preparation for wrestling and combat. The club is one of the earliest known weapons of attack and defense.
The aim was to help me gain more mobility on my left shoulder which had an ongoing issue of getting tight like since my Uni days and would easily get banged up from doing overhead presses. I was obviously ignorance. Funny thing was I had always been telling friends that there must be a bone spur in my left shoulder. Because I was able to feel it and after doing all the mobility work it just refused to loosen up.