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It's your body and your mind

ABOUT WAVE CHI

Wave Chi Hawaii's mission is to bring the Indian club swinging back from obscurity and allow people to experience the incredible benefits of this ancient training system. Founded by Jack Gillen, a National Academy of Sports Medicine certified personal trainer, Wave Chi Hawaii takes the club swinging to a different level - not just as a powerful body workout but also as a brain exercise.

As the foremost practitioner of the art in the United States, Jack has studied the science of Indian club swinging since 2008. He first came across Indian clubs when trying to find remedies for his shoulder. In high school, he injured it while playing water polo. It never quite healed, being consequently aggravated and perpetuated by swimming and paddling. Jack started swinging Indian clubs and made a miraculous recovery of his shoulder in a couple of weeks. His experience motivated him to share this practice with others and eventually invent his own training system, The Wave Chi Method. This slow-motion brain and body exercise performed in a frontal plane of motion helped hundreds of people with shoulder rehabilitation, better sports performance, and increased brain function.

Besides providing the safest, most effective teaching program, the company manufactures and distributes Indian swinging clubs made from biodegradable hemp plastic. Until now, the price of traditional wooden clubs has been a barrier for many people who might want to try them, and using wood as a material is not sustainable or eco-friendly. Using renewable hemp plastic helps bring the price down making this important exercise tool once again available to the masses. Our clubs are lightweight (1.25lbs each) and are perfect for learning and developing your patterns, regardless of age or fitness level.

Wave Chi clients include athletes, doctors, fitness instructors, and hundreds of people who want to improve their health, well-being, and quality of life.

If you have questions about Wave Chi clubs or want to try Indian club swinging, contact us via email at info@wavechihawaii.com

ABOUT INDIAN CLUBS

Developed thousands of years ago in Eastern India as a form of martial art, Indian swinging clubs were once a prized exercise tool, favored by royalty, military, elite athletes, and old-school fitness diehards. It was embraced by the British after they colonized India and discovered the clubs helped promote good posture.

In France, the long neck Perrier bottle takes its iconic shape from the club. Supposedly, when a Perrier investor, Sir St. John Harmsworth, rehabilitated his injured shoulder using Indian club swinging, he was so impressed that he shaped the Perrier bottle to look like an Indian club.

The clubs were introduced in America in the 19th century and were especially popular during the fitness movement of the Victorian Era. The clubs were widely used, from physical education programs in American schools to military training.

Club Swinging was twice contested as an Olympic event (in 1904 and 1932). It was a precursor to Rhythmic Gymnastics, using 3 lb clubs instead of ropes, ribbons, and balls used in the modern Olympics.

In the 20th century, Indian Clubs began to fade from training and physical education in favor of sports and games, but now they are making a comeback as an effective brain and body exercise tool.

ABOUT INDIAN CLUBS

Developed thousands of years ago in Eastern India as a form of martial art, Indian swinging clubs were once a prized exercise tool, favored by royalty, military, elite athletes, and old-school fitness diehards. It was embraced by the British after they colonized India and discovered the clubs helped promote good posture.

In France, the long neck Perrier bottle takes its iconic shape from the club. Supposedly, when a Perrier investor, Sir St. John Harmsworth, rehabilitated his injured shoulder using Indian club swinging, he was so impressed that he shaped the Perrier bottle to look like an Indian club.

The clubs were introduced in America in the 19th century and were especially popular during the fitness movement of the Victorian Era. The clubs were widely used, from physical education programs in American schools to military training.

Club Swinging was twice contested as an Olympic event (in 1904 and 1932).

It was a precursor to Rhythmic Gymnastics, using 3 lb clubs instead of ropes, ribbons, and balls used in modern Olympics.

 

In the early 1900s, Indian Clubs began to fade from training and physical education in favor of sports and games. Now they are making a comeback as an effective brain and body exercise tool.

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WAVE CHI APPEARS ON ESPN

Wave Chi Founder and CEO, Jack Gillen, made his first appearance on ESPN radio on November 6th, 2021. Renown Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Robert Klapper invited Jack to talk about Indian clubs on his ESPN LA radio show Weekend Warrior.

 

In this program, Dr. Klapper gives his unique perspective on sports and the injuries that impact you. You can listen to the interview by clicking the audio player below.

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