British Style Indian Clubs, Persian Meels, Jori, Gada & Karela
Ancient Foreign Arts & Training Techniques
Reborn at Atomic Athletic
If you ever wonder how many of the Old Time Strongmen trained, this is one of their secrets. Whether it was swinging the light clubs, the heavy clubs or doing leverage feats, training with these ancient sub-continent tools has helped many a weak person become strong.
Indian clubs go by many names throughout Asia. The British military coined the term "Indian" clubs when Great Britain ruled India. They saw the powerful wrestlers, both Hindus and Muslims, swinging the various styles of clubs as a primary training tool. Essentially, there are three types of clubs: the "British" Style tear drop shaped clubs, the "Persian" Meel somewhat cone shaped clubs and the various form of two handed Gada. The Gada have the most variations, being made of solid wood, steel, or stone. Atomic Athletic makes all three varieties available on a made-to-order basis.
Indian club swinging techniques utilize circles, arcs, centrifugal force and leverage, as well as the weight of the club. Instead of enforcing the linear motions of the Western world on our bodies, the club swinging exercise routines build a more balanced and natural physique that is outstanding for shoulder, elbow, wrist and back rehab and fitness.