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This article is the perfect starting point for beginners who wish to get a fantastic heavy club workout. If you have experience, review the tutorials and go straight to the workouts!

We are going to perform double handed exercises, but eventually you’ll be able to progress to single hand.


In this post we are going to compare, and help you how to choose between heavy Indian clubs and light Indian clubs. You will learn also what they are best suited for.

With so many types and so many styles of club swinging out there, it can be hard to figure out what to start with. Read on to make an informed decision before you buy anything, and check out the side by side comparison table at the bottom of the post!

Let’s keep it simple!

At Heroic Sport, we differentiate between 2 styles of Indian club swinging: open style and closed style.
Open style is what most Westerners would associate Indian clubs with: light clubs swung in the British tradition, and fancy looking choreographies.

In this post about Indian clubs, we are going to cover a bit of history, and touch on swinging styles and club design.
The term Indian clubs is actually a misnomer. Brits were stationed in India during the days of the East India company (1600-1874). During that time, they observed the locals swing wooden clubs as a form of exercise, and referred to those clubs as “Indian clubs”. Had they been stationed somewhere else, the clubs would be called something else!

There are many different versions of the History of Indian clubs. We are not scholars, but we have gathered facts from different sources for this broad but short article. Club swinging is one of the disciplines of varzesh-e pahlavāni (“Sport of heroes”), an ancient Persian physical training system to improve strength, mobility, coordination and not least, to increase mindfulness. Warriors needed to improve multiple physical abilities while developing their spirituality at the same time.