Mudgar | Pahlavandle TG adjustable thick grip club
An adjustable heavy Indian club based on traditional mudgar designs
Our Mudgar | Pahlavandle TG adjustable thick grip club has a really thick handle and is long enough to be swung single and/ or double handed. Fill it to your desired weight, tighten the butterfly nut securely, and you’re ready to swing!
Mudgar/ Mugdar is the Hindi word for a club, while Karlakattai is the Tamil word for it. Both clubs are very similar but the training approach is somewhat different.
Traditionally, the length of this club should reflect the user’s arm length. If you want to follow those guidelines, simply cut the barrel down to size, and you’ll have your own custom size club.
Filling your Mudgar | Pahlavandle TG adjustable thick grip club
Do not fill the Pahlavandle TG with liquids, use only dry fillers: wood pellets, rice, sand, gravel, metal nuts and bolts, lead shot, etc…
We recommend wood pellets for beginners. By filling the tube to its max capacity, your mudgar will weigh 4kg. You can safely swing the Pahlavandle™ TG even though the material slosh about in the tube.
3 essential safety tips
- Always inspect your equipment before you train.
- Always take a 360 degree space check around you before you start your workout, as clubs can hit things or fly out of your grip.
- Always train within your capacities, listen to your body, and use common sense.
Thick grip training
As much as you probably want to swing this thick grip Mudgar right now, the traditional recommendation is to start with a club that weighs no more than 1/16th of your own bodyweight for 6 months, before adding weight.
You must condition your grip progressively, and never jump into training exclusively with thick handles, or you’ll set up yourself for an injury.
The handle of the Pahlavandle™ TG is straight, with a very small pommel to respect the structural alignment of your wrist.
Materials and finish
We use recycled materials and sustainable in the production of the Pahlavandle™ TG. Therefore the actual look and color might be slightly different from the pictures on our website.
The handle is made of mahogany hardwood.
The wood is finished with high quality Danish oil as it provides a better grip and a more natural feel in the hands.
You can care for your Mudgar by oiling it from time to time. The traditional oil mixture for coating Karlakattai is 3 parts castor oil and 1 part neem oil. Wipe off with a rag and leave to cure for a few hours.
The core of the club is a hollow pipe made from reclaimed plastic.