indian clubs

Indian Clubs

The club was a training tool thousands of years ago in ancient Persia, warriors trained with a club to build strong shoulders and a powerful grip required for swinging heavy weapons in war.

Ancient warriors from many cultures have since trained with a club to mimic the chopping movements used in battle, they knew that strong shoulders and a powerful grip would deliver a deadlier blow when striking an opponent.

Later, with the introduction of stronger body armour, heavy club training allowed warriors to use heavier weapons to pierce the sophisticated body armour.

In recent centuries the club was embraced by martial artists from Persia (Pahlavani), India (Kalaripayat) and Russia (SAMBO) to build strength, increase mobility and restore joints and connective tissues.

The club then made its way to Europe and the West when British soldiers were stationed in India during the 19th century.

The US and British military later introduced club training to soldiers as part of their physical training program and Indian clubs even appeared as a sport in the 1904 and 1932 Olympic games.

However, with the invention of machine weights and pulley systems the popularity of Indian Club training began to dwindle as the focus became more about lifting heavy weights rather than functional movement.

In recent years traditional wooden Indian clubs and heavy steel clubs have made a comeback, especially with athletes and fitness enthusiasts that require superior circular shoulder strength, grip strength and rotational core strength.

Bamboo Wood

There are many different types of wood used to make Indian clubs, the wood used largely depends in where the Indian club is manufactured. 

When design our Indian Clubs we wanted to use a wood that was not only durable and strong… but also sustainable and eco-freindly…