Cabinet cards were taken of many little known strongmen and circus performers, which on one level was a good thing since we can see a little bit more of some folks whose image we might not otherwise see. The flipside though is that in many cases, an image or maybe two is all we have … Continue reading “An Epic Pair of Indian Clubs”
Many early Indian Clubs were home-made affairs. Check out this “studded” pair of clubs — not for the faint of heart (or unskilled!)
Mr. George W. Patterson, of Chicago, Illinois, was an avid Indian Club swinger who was also an engineer. One day he had an interesting idea: to devise a means of attaching electric lights to his clubs whilst swinging them in a darkened theatre, thus producing a number of interesting patterns. The clubs were of special … Continue reading “George W. Patterson and His Electric Indian Clubs”
Here’s a few members of the Proviso (Illinois) Township High School Basketball team clowning around. That’s Cunningham on the left, Jarus in the middle, and Warren on the right. What I’m more interested in is the Indian Clubs on the wall in the back – Wow, what a selection! This picture was taken in 1922 … Continue reading “Vintage Indian Clubs”
Many examples of early Indian Clubs were custom made by club swinging enthusiasts, much like this colorful pair from the early 1900’s.
Here’s another interesting example of some unusual custom wooden Indian Clubs which were created by an enhusiast. Clubs of different shapes and dimensions offer different training experiences. It is quite understandable for someone who enjoys clubs swinging to have several different pairs, and likely the case with these.
‘HOW TO GET THE WORKOUT OF YOUR LIFE… with only 2 pounds of wood‘ Now You Too Can Build Stronger, Healthier Shoulders (and a Whole Lot More) with a 5000-year old Indian Tradition Every workout, there you are, pushing and pulling heavy weights (which is definitely a good thing), but there’s more to it than … Continue reading “Indian Clubs”
‘HOW TO GET THE WORKOUT OF YOUR LIFE… with only 2 pounds of wood‘ Now You Too Can Build Stronger, Healthier Shoulders (and a Whole Lot More) with a 5000-year old Indian Tradition Every workout, there you are, pushing and pulling heavy weights (which is definitely a good thing), but there’s more to it than … Continue reading “Classic Wooden Indian Clubs”
I knew that many other cultures regularly trained with Indian Clubs but was not aware that China was one of them, at least until now. Club swinging has always been popular with young students as it is a very good way to stay physically fit as well as build upper body strength before studies begin. … Continue reading “Indian Clubs in China”
Indian Clubs for Baseball >We have long been saying that adding Indian Clubs into your workout would be a smart choice for every athlete and here’s yet another example of why: The March, 15, 1934 edition of the Ludington (MI) Daily News contains an interesting feature on the pre-season regimen of the Western State Teachers … Continue reading “Indian Clubs for Baseball”