Indian club swinging is a fitness and functional exercise system based on the use of wooden clubs of various weights and sizes.
Indian club swinging has a natural rhythm and movement that stimulates both the mind and the body while giving you a good workout.
Many martial artists have used club swinging techniques in the past as a way of exercising and improving striking, flexibility, holds and co-ordination for weapons training.
Despite their common English name implying an Indian origin, they are first recorded as being used by wrestlers in ancient Persia, Egypt and the rest of the Middle East. The practice has continued to the present day.
They were exceptionally popular during the health craze of the late Victorian era, used by the military, and even appeared as a gymnastic event in the 1904 and 1932 Olympics. Gymnasia were built just to cater to club exercise groups. During the late 19th and early 20th centuries they became increasingly common in Europe, the British Commonwealth and the United States.
Other object manipulation flow arts also form part of the training such as Poi and Staffing spinning.