Gada mace | Plate loadable Pahlavandle Gama

Code: PAH6000
(2 customer reviews)

The Pahlavandle™ Gama is a fast and easy to adjust plate loadable club, recommended for proficient practitioners only!


  • Accepts 50mm Olympic size plates and lock jaw collars
  • Total length: 73 cm
  • 29 cm loading sleeve
  • Handle length: 36 cm
  • Handle diameter: 40 mm thick mahogany handle
  • Weight: c. 1 kg
  • Weight plates and collars are NOT included!

PLEASE OBSERVE: This package weighs 1,5kg but is calculated as 2kg for shipping, as it can not be sent with regular post due to volume.

This month only, you get a free copy of the Indian club challenge when you order this club!

136.25 | Taxes are adjusted to your location, at checkout.

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Our gada mace plate loadable Pahlavandle Gama is designed to accept 50 mm Olympic weight plates that you can find at most gyms, or maybe have at home.
The loading sleeve accepts up to 5*5 kg plates and 2 lock jaw collars.

Adjusting the weight is as fast and as simple as it gets! Just slide the weight plates through the pommel, secure them in place, and you’re good to go!
Always use 2 lock jaw collars to hold the weight plates securely in place.

You can change the feel of how the gada mace swings by playing with the weight distribution of the plates, pushing the center of gravity further away from the tip.

We recommend you to stick to 5 kg cast iron plates as the maximal diameter to reduce the chances of hitting yourself when swinging the Pahlavandle™ Gama behind your back.


If you want to keep on making gains in muscle size, strength, and endurance, you must continually find ways to increase the demands on the musculoskeletal system.

You can achieve this through a few ways:

  • Lift more weight
  • Do more reps or overall volume
  • Take less rest between sets
  • Train more often

Adding incremental weight in the form of small weight plates is a proven strategy used by athletes to keep getting stronger. Small gradual increases reduce the likelihood of injury compared to jumping a few kilos as can happen when progressing to a heavier club. That way makes it also really easy to keep track of progress. No more guesses!


The gada mace was a weapon long before it became a piece of strength training equipment. Foot soldiers from ancient civilizations to the middle ages carried maces of roughly 60-90 cm in length.

Hamuman and his gada mace In India, depictions of deities like Hanuman and Vishnu, and the legendary wrestler – The Great Gama – are seen holding a similar mace.

Many people associate the gada with the mace used by the wrestlers of Northern India. That type of mace typically has a long bamboo handle fitted with a heavy stone or concrete weight at the end. Being easily over 120cm, and with a hugely offset weight, it is mainly used for a specific set of exercises, replicating the wrestler throwing his opponent over the shoulder.

In contrast, a shorter mace offers a wider range of exercise possibilities, acting as a hybrid between an Indian club and a mace. You can use our Pahlavandle™ Gama as Tamil Gada, a Slavic bulava or even a Japanese chi ishi!


Being careful when you load and unload your gada will go a long way to preserve its beauty. Remember that this mace is not designed for hitting tires or anything, or anyone for that matter!
Metal always win over wood…
So take care when loading the metal plates through the handle, don’t let gravity do the work and just let the plates slide to the end of the shaft.

All of our wooden Indian clubs are finished with natural Danish oil for the best non slippery feel possible.

You can care for your club by oiling it from time to time. If you do not have Danish oil, a traditional oil mixture is 3 parts castor oil and 1 part neem oil. Any available furniture oil will work though.
Wipe off with a rag and leave to cure for a couple of days.


We source sustainable materials like Bamboo “the miracle hardwood” at 700kg/m3. Bamboo’s beautiful grain patterns give our clubs its unique esthetics. Its density and stability provide uniformity and minimum cracking. Finally, we also reclaim rejected hardwoods destined for the burn pile or landfill. This takes nothing away from their beauty, durability or strength!
With our clubs, you can train with a clear conscience, helping to minimize environmental impact. Pretty cool, no?

Using reclaimed and sustainable methods is not by any means a cheap way to produce clubs, we just feel it is the responsible way. After all it is in Heroic Sports DNA.


  • Always inspect your equipment before you train.
  • Take a 360 degree space check around you before you start your workout, as clubs can hit things or fly out of your grip.
  • Train within your capacities, listen to your body, and use common sense.

Additional information

Weight2.01 kg
Dimensions88 × 11 × 11 cm

2 reviews for Gada mace | Plate loadable Pahlavandle Gama

  1. Giovanni

    Received my loadable club/ Gada/ short mace very punctually.
    I was very impressed with the craftsmanship and the beauty of the wood’s selection( mahogany handle, bamboo for the loading section and, I guess, oak for the tear dropped head) makes a masterpiece of it, rather then a merely simple training tool.
    Was sceptical, you made me a believer.

  2. Amy Wolff (verified owner)

    I purchased the gama for the loading/weight change efficiency but quickly learned to appreciate this tool for:

    -craftsmanship: obviously! – it’s Heroic Sport after all!
    -grip options: the handle area allows plenty of room for single or double grip as well as the ability to choke up if necessary
    -flow experience: the weight distribution and variability options along the loading lever creates a customized experience

    I use the gama unloaded as well as with varying weighted loads. I appreciate the handle width for the full range of use but as traditional lighter clubs have a narrower handle this feature stands out. I’m very happy with my purchase and will enjoy continued exploration with my gama in the future!

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