Call it what you like, a gada or jori, this is big fun! This one will soon be shipping to Robert D., a long time customer from New York. Made of solid hardwood, you can now order your own Giant Gada. Robert has made sure to remind me to shoot photos for this baby and make it a product, so here is the first one. I will be working on the product page today.
Gada come in a variety of styles, but are basically longer two handed Indian Clubs. Sometimes called a mace in the western European martial arts world, the Gada or Jori (Jory) is a 2 handed club for swinging exercises. This is a traditional upper body strength and endurance training tool popular with wrestlers in India, Pakistan and Afghanistan practicing primarily kushti wrestling. It is fantastic for your back, core, grip and shoulders, particularly if you have a bad rotator cuff, like me.
In case you are wondering, it was 26 degrees warmer yesterday, making it a relative heat wave at 22 degrees Fahrenheit. We had almost no wind, so I warmed up very quickly swinging this beast. It was a blast and I am sore today.