Jaguset Akhara Jaguset Akhara was the first akhara I visited during my stay in Varanasi.  Being a Tuesday and a traditional rest day there was no training, a great photo opportunity none the less.  It was a surprise to find a weighted Kabadeh bow like the ones used in Zurkhaneh hanging on the wall. Each Akhara is [...]

Indian Club Swinging Weekend Sheffield UK 2013 The first International Indian Club Swinging Weekend 2013, held in Sheffield UK, organised by the Indian Club Swinging Teaching Institute.  Many thanks to all the instructors with a special mention to Mike & Elaine Simpson of Sheffield Indian Club Swingers, for organising and co-ordinating the whole event. The [...]

James P Madonna Lodi NJ

James P Madonna Lodi NJ   After seeing Nic Branson in Coventry, Connecticut.  I enjoyed the train ride south to New York to see James P Madonna – Lodi NJ. I contacted James to arrange a meeting.  James very kindly mapped out my journey to his house with Google maps and I got there without [...]

Dube Juggling – Contact Poi 4″

Dube Juggling – Contact Poi 4″ Dube Juggling – Contact Poi 4″, this is something that should of interest to anyone who swings Indian Clubs.  You may remember the ROPE & CANNONBALLS, I came across in Hawaii. I really like the concept of the Rope and Cannonball,  the idea behind them is to improve technique by [...]

  Nic Branson – Indian Club Workshop Nic Branson Training Nic Branson – Indian Club Workshop.  On arrival in Coventry Connecticut, I met up with Nic Branson, we drove through the pretty and very green Connecticut country side before reaching the gym.  Nic had arranged to hold an Indian Club workshop for people who may [...]

Rik Brown Gada Clubs

Rik Brown Gada Clubs   Evil Munky Mace Rik Brown Gada Clubs, it was a pleasure to meet with Rik Brown & Melody Schoenfeld, we swung the Evil Munky Mace, which has a loadable head,  that can be filled it with water, check it out. The water adds a “SLOSH” component destabilising the mace and increasing  core [...]

Russ Ogata footwork Indian Clubs

  Russ Ogata footwork Indian Clubs First of all, thanks to Russ & Jan Ogata for their hospitality in Hawaii. Russ Ogata footwork for Indian Clubs.  Russ Ogata showed me footwork that he currently uses with Indian Club training that is inspired by Judo, this foot work can be applied to Indian Club swinging with practice. [...]

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