Sei Do Kai
44 Inkerman St.
Guelph Ontario
Canada N1H 3C5

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Economy Indian Club Beginner's Kit

Indian club economy beginner set
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.

Ed Thomas instructional tape

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 DVD

Ed Thomas Instructional DVD, including shipping in North America is $22

Indian 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 price.

Economy 2 pound clubs, including shipping in North America is $72

Standardweight  Clubs

To order any of these clubs shown, you can email us or use the paypal button next to the item. Shipping in North America is included in the price.

To purchase any of the 2.5 pound (approximate weight) clubs for $185, use this button:

Please describe to us what combination of woods you would like, or feel free to email us to discuss it. In any case it's a good idea to email us here and let us know what you just ordered. 

purpleheart and maple clubs

Indian clubs were used at the end of last century for exercise and injury recovery. They fell out of favour and now it's almost impossible to find clubs of the right size. Below is a comparison of our purpleheart and maple club with the clubs used in rhythmic gymnastics. They are of course much heavier than the plastic juggling clubs you may find.

indian clubs and rhythmic gymnastic clubs

indian clubs showing the construction
Our clubs can be made to any size and shape 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) each which is a good size and weight for the average martial artist. Much thought 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. 

purpleheart core, maple wrap

If you want to know what they look like with a purpleheart core and the maple on the outside.

Maple and Padauk vertical lamination

And here's a set with maple and padauk lamination done vertically. 

Ipe clubs, solid wood
There are very few exotic woods that can be obtained in sizes suitable for clubs, Ipe is one. These clubs are 1270g (about 2.8 pounds) each. 

Heavyweight Clubs

Now here's a pair of bruisers. These clubs are made of maple; are 32 inches high and over 4 inches in diameter. They 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).

Large and small indian clubs

Here's the big ones behind the regular size clubs for comparison.

Of course clubs weren't always used for swinging, here's a shot of Bob Jones from 1929 using clubs to balance on his thumbs.

Bob Jones thumbstand, Sept 8, 1929

Email Kim Taylor for prices on other woods and other sizes.

clubs in production
Some clubs in production

By the way, these indian clubs have no relationship to the North American war club. They are named for the clubs 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. 

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Our prices include shipping and taxes, and we don't take off a penny to make them look cheaper. Make sure you know what your total price is when you're comparison shopping online, those hidden costs can surprise you.

"These may be flying out of our shop but they won't fly out of your hand"

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