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Dr. Ed Thomas began learning the warrior-based German Turnvereine method of functional Indian Club skills in the early-1950's at around the age of eight. He later studied classical club swinging for nine months in Burma, and has learned from other teachers of this ancient art in the United States, Germany and South Korea.
After many years of study and practice, Dr. Thomas began teaching his university students in the 1980's. Throughout the 1990's, he included Indian Clubs in the physical readiness training doctrine he developed for the United States Army.
Thanks to the efforts of Dr. Thomas, there has been a resurgence of interest amongst high-level athletes, coaches and trainers in the multiple benefits of the Indian Club.
Club Swinging restores Health, Enhances Vigor, Removes Pain and Enhances Performance.
The shulder girdle is one of the most mobile areas of the body but also one of the most fragile. For serious and recreational athletes alike, the pain and instability that result from shoulder injuries can jeopardize careers and alter lifestyles. As with many injuries, this number could be greatly reduced with the proper care and training.
Strength of the shoulder should be complemented by flexibility, yet many Americans never fully develop their natural shoulder girdle mobility and muscular balance. When the ball-and-socket joint of the shoulder is made strong, aligned and mobile, other joints like the wrist and elbow also benefit.
Indian Club swinging
can be adapted for most
any age / ability population!