Club Beginner's Kit
We have had many requests for lighter clubs suitable for beginners, and
for instructional materials. We are pleased to say that we can now
provide both in a kit form. This is a box set of one pair of 16.5 inch
one pound clubs along with an instructional DVD featuring
Dr. Ed Thomas.
Economy Beginner's kit, including shipping in North America is $65
Ed Thomas' Indian Club DVD
This is Dr. Thomas' indian club instructional dvd by itself.
Ed Thomas Instructional DVD, including shipping in North America is $22
Clubs, Economy, Standardweight
We have sourced 2 pound clubs from offshore for those who are on a
budget. They aren't as good looking as our clubs but they're half the
Economy 2 pound clubs, including shipping in North America is $72
To order any of these clubs shown,
email us or use the paypal button next to the item. Shipping in North
is included in the price.
To purchase any of the 2.5
weight) clubs for $185,
use this button:
describe to us what combination of woods you would like, or feel free
to discuss it. In any case it's a good idea to email
and let us know what you just ordered.
Indian clubs were used at the end
century for exercise and injury recovery. They fell out of favour and
it's almost impossible to find clubs of the right size. Below is a
of our purpleheart and maple club with the clubs used in rhythmic
They are of course much heavier than the plastic juggling clubs you may
Our clubs can be made to any size
you might specify. These are 50cm (20 inches) tall by about 8.5cm (3.25
inches) at their widest point. They weigh 1.25kg (about 2.75 pounds)
which is a good size and weight for the average martial artist. Much
has gone into this club design, if you look carefully you will see that
the neck has a very slight swell to better fit into the hand. The knob
is also designed to fit the palm well and for comfort and safety.
If you want to know what they
with a purpleheart core and the maple on the outside.
And here's a set with maple and
lamination done vertically.
There are very few exotic woods that
obtained in sizes suitable for clubs, Ipe is one. These clubs are 1270g
(about 2.8 pounds) each.
Now here's a pair of bruisers.
are made of maple; are 32 inches high and over 4 inches in diameter.
weigh close to 10 pounds (4.5kg) each. They are US $205
each (you can order just one as a tanren bo if you'd like).
Here's the big ones behind the
size clubs for comparison.
Of course clubs weren't always
swinging, here's a shot of Bob Jones from 1929 using clubs to balance
Taylor for prices on other woods and other sizes.
Some clubs in production
By the way, these indian clubs
relationship to the North American war club. They are named for the
used by Middle Eastern and Indian wrestlers for exercise. You can find
out more about Indian Club swinging by going to Physical
Training, a journal of exercise technique for martial arts.
For Indian Clubs see: http://ejmas.com/pt/ptart_lewis_1101.htm
For Tanren bo: http://ejmas.com/pt/ptart_taylor_1200.htm