Reels and Rolls

Indian Clubs | Reels and Rolls 한국어 번역

One of my favourite things about swinging Indian Clubs is the never ending variety of movement. Indian Clubs | Reels and Rolls, is a video about a combination of Reels and Rolls using the synchronous and parallel heart shaped swing for transitions from one Reel to another. Scroll down for a detailed sequence of movements.

Definition of a Reel

This is a display of a lower Reel. It is a non stop, or continuous combination of a lower front and lower back circle.

Definition of an Arm Roll

An Arm Roll consists of the club belly being placed on the wrist of the opposite hand, then the club is rolled in, along the arm to the base of the deltoid and then rolled out, back to the wrist. The benefit is for the hand holding the club, where the fingers control the movement and turning speed by applying pressure to the handle of the club.

Learning time

This sequence took approximately four weeks to develop with 45 minutes of daily practice, with the aim of swinging both clubs smoothly and synchronously.

Timing

Timing is crucial for Reels, the club at the rear can hit the opposite elbow very easily, so the arm at the front has to come forward just enough to clear the path for the club swinging it’s circle at the back.

Grip

The clubs I am using weight 1.5lbs each, the multiple grip changes in the swinging reels makes the forearms work very hard, even though you have to keep the grip pressure loose so that the club can move along it’s flight path.

Here is a detailed sequence of the swings in this video.

1 FRONT VIEW Outward heartshapes Outward reels Parallel swings to the right Parallel reels to the right Inward heartshapes Inward reels Parallel swings to the left Parallel reels to the left

2 BACK VIEW Outward heartshapes Outward reels Parallel swings to the right Parallel reels to the right Inward heartshapes Inward reels Parallel swings to the left Parallel reels to the left

3 FRONT VIEW Arm rolls with parallel pendulum swings

4 SIDE VIEW Outward heartshapes Outward reels Parallel swings to the right Parallel reels to the right Inward heartshapes Inward reels Parallel swings to the left Parallel reels to the left

5 DRONE VIEW (Old school Birdseye view) Outward heartshapes Outward reels Parallel swings to the right Parallel reels to the right Inward heartshapes Inward reels Parallel swings to the left Parallel reels to the left

6 DRONE VIEW (Old school Birdseye view) Arm rolls with parallel pendulum swings

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 My thanks to Jeong Heon Oh for translating.

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Paul Taras Wolkowinski

INDIAN CLUBS and how to use them. Traveling, researching and studying old books and manuals, has played a major part in my re-discovery of the Art of Indian Clubs Swinging. I practice four disciplines, Indian Clubs, Persian Meels, Gada Mace and Indian Jori Clubs. I have discovered a fascination for this form of exercise that has grown with proficiency. This website is dedicated to help you discover how to use Indian Clubs for exercise and fitness.