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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Meet the Author

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.

6 comments… add one
  • Malc Dec 14, 2014, 4:44 pm

    Paul thanks again for another great demonstration of club swinging every time I watch one of your videos I learn something maybe trying to get this routine off it’ll be patience many thanks.malc

    • Paul Taras Wolkowinski Dec 14, 2014, 5:32 pm

      Hi Malc, yes be patient, I kept trying and stopped when I started to struggle. And did something else. It’s the motor skills that seem hard, then after some time I found that I could do it without thinking, then I wondered what all the fuss was about. All the best. Paul

  • Jim Feb 28, 2015, 6:09 am

    Hi Paul. I am a recent Indian Club enthusiast starting at the age of 58. I started out by learning the swinging movements taught by Ed Thomas on his DVD, but when I stumbled onto your YouTube videos I became really inspired. I am currently working on your first tutorial and though it is challenging (to say the least) I truly enjoy the challenge and the workout. Keep up the excellent demonstrations and I will be eagerly watching and studying your videos.

    • Paul Taras Wolkowinski Feb 28, 2015, 10:41 am

      Hi Jim, First of all welcome to the wonderful world of Indian Clubs. I got into club swinging at the age of 57, it’s a great time to start, and I am sure that you will reap many benefits.
      After swinging clubs for 8 years, I am still finding many new movements and amazing combinations, which is great because it keeps you continuously interested.

      Thought you may like to know that I will be soon publishing a video course on club swinging, going through my own 8 year learning curve. I will add your name to my email list and keep you informed.

      If you don’t mind my asking, where are you based. I will be doing another Indian Clubs World Tour 2015, this year and running workshops.

      All the best, and keep swinging. Paul

  • Jim Feb 28, 2015, 12:46 pm

    Thanks Paul for responding back. I live in San Diego California and I really appreciate being added to your email list. If you have the opportunity to bring your tour to California I will definitely make a point of attending.

    I am totally hooked on club swinging and I take every opportunity to practice. In fact I also purchased the Lemaire club swinging book several weeks ago and I am constantly trying to understand and perfect the different swinging movements that are illustrated in the book. What I like most about club swinging is how challenging and relaxing the exercises tend to be.

    Once again, thanks for your much appreciated response and I look forward to meeting you if you have the opportunity to get out my way. In the meantime I will be viewing, studying and practicing your techniques.

    Oh, by the way you also inspired me to make a mace, however I went a little overboard and made it a bit too heavy. I am currently making a lighter and more manageable implement. Thanks for being a great inspiration to me and our generation.

    Best Regards
    Jim Kurupas

  • Paul Taras Wolkowinski Mar 2, 2015, 1:40 pm

    Hi Jim, My pro-visionary dates for LA are 23-28th July. Lemaire has been the backbone of my club swinging, eight years and still learning. Take your time with Lemaire, and learn step by step, in saying that I still find myself going back to earlier sections and have to re-read them.
    Yes, a lighter mace is the way to get going, it’s a huge learning curve for something that looks so simple on the face of it.
    All the best. Paul

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