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Traditional Indian Club & Mace (gada) Workshop

  • Flowstate 2805 Shenandoah Avenue St. Louis, MO, 63104 United States (map)


A one and a half day workshop presented by Indian Clubs International. This is the most fundamental and in-depth Traditional Indian Clubs and Mace (gada) workshop available anywhere.

Instructors: Coach Paul Wolkowinski & Coach Kelly Manzone

Indian Clubs and how to use them:
The Indian Club content in this workshop is highly focused on transverse turns, thoracic mobility and grip changing which are prerequisites to understanding the mechanics of Indian Clubs and the Gada (mace), as there are many crossover points and common threads in the two disciplines.

You will learn…
Indian Clubs
Grips and Grip Changing
Body Positions
Thoracic Transverse Mobilisation for Indian Clubs
One Arm Front Circles and Hand Changing
One Arm Front and Back Circles (heart shapes) with Hand Changing
Two Arm Front Circles Inward, Outward and Parallel
Two Arm Front and Back Parallel Circles (heart shapes)

The Gada (mace) and how to use it:
This workshop is ideal for newcomers to the Gada (mace) and also those who have been training but want to refine and perfect their technique.

Swinging a Gada (mace) is a full body workout that will strengthen your back, chest, core, shoulders, forearms, and grip.

Swinging the Gada (Mace) is a Mental and Physical Challenge, it is clumsy, unbalanced and intended to be difficult to handle.

You will learn…
Gada (mace)
How to safely lift a Gada (mace) and set it down on the floor
Understand the Two Basic Grips, Grip Changes and their uses
Thoracic Transverse Mobilisation for the Gada (mace)
The front Rack Position and Maintaining Balance
How to use Triceps Extensions
How to use Skin Grip and Pressure
The ever-changing Pivot Points of a Gada (mace)
How to avoid Tracking mistakes during a swing
The Push and Pull Technique
Use a Gada (mace) made from bamboo and concrete
Traditional 360°s
Traditional 10-2’s
Technique for one arm swings
Rookie Mistakes
… And much, much, more.

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Prices & Registration

Admission with equipment: $440

Equipment includes a pair of Garage Fit polyurethane Indian clubs and Steel Mace.

Weight based on individual needs , most women 1lb clubs 7-10lb mace and men 2lb clubs 15lb Mace (gada).

Admission without equipment: $340

Maximum Attendance: 20

Registration: Opens Winter 2020. Please save the date.

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