An easy way to remember the difference between a steel club mill and a steel club reverse mill is the direction of the elbow. With a traditional mill the elbow will form an inward circle towards the midline of the body, like you’re throwing an object or throwing a (cross) punch. With the reverse mill the elbow will form an outward circle away from the body like you’re throwing a (jab) punch.

Teaching Points

  1. Begin in the order position with a neutral wrist.
  2. Feet are shoulder width apart and shoulders packed down.
  3. Begin the movement by casting the club away from the body and let the club swing 180 degrees to the other side.
  4. Once the club reaches the other side pull the club towards the body and draw an outward circle with the elbow until the club reaches the ‘sword in sheath’ position.
  5. Cast the club laterally 45 degrees away from the body.
  6. Repeat the movement.

Common Problems & Solutions
Error: Trying to move the club with the hand/wrist.
Correction: The elbow circles are even more important with the reverse mill.