"Thanks to Jack and his Indian Club Swinging training, I've been able to shave 4-5 strokes off my golf game in just 2 months. I do Jack's routine on a regular basis at home and before my golf games. I've also noticed the benefits the ICS has on my shoulder strength and range of motion and stress reduction after a swinging session. I am very impressed with Jack's training and routines and have been recommending my patients to him as well. Keep up the great work, jack. Mahalo."
Jesse Broderson D.C. Malama Chiropractic Clinic
"Wave Chi Indian Clubs are great for Tennis and life in general. I wish I had discovered them much earlier in my life. Being a former college tennis player, I can attest to the numerous benefits. I've experienced improvements in strength, flexibility, range of motion, and injury prevention. Especially on the serve. I use them often and they are an integral part of my training regime. Jack is one of the foremost experts in Indian Club Swinging and I'm lucky to have worked with Him. Highly recommended."
JD Knudson Tennis Player
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.
"I definitely recommend Jack Gillen's Indian Club training, specifically for any shoulder-related rehab and/or strength and flexibility training. It has helped me personally gain range of motion and mobility. Jack's method of teaching is clear, functional, and helpful. Definitely worth trying."
Joe Root, Happy Customer
"I highly recommend Jack Gillen's Indian Club training for all baseball players. I have been using the Indian clubs for shoulder strength/mobility over the last year and my shoulders have never felt better."
Alex Katz Pitcher, Chicago Cubs Prospect
IN THE WORDS
OF OUR CLIENTS
"My name is Junior Faitau, and I am the live performer for the Cirque du Soleil show AWE at the Bellagio in Las Vegas. I am a big believer in these clubs. I was injured, and I was pretty skeptical about it. My thing is don't say no to it until you try it...It also helps you get coordinated. You've got no choice but to be coordinated doing these things. And even if you are the most uncoordinated person, it will work for you."
Junior Faitau Cirque du Soleil Performer
"As a PGA Teaching Pro, Indian Clubs have been part of my training regimen for over 10 years. What sets Wave Chi Clubs apart is the great energy the clubs bring about knowing they are designed by my friend Jack Gillen, who has such a passion for Indian Club swinging. The design makes swinging easy, and the colors are fun! Indian Club swinging provides numerous benefits to golfers, too many to mention, but here are my top three:
First, Indian Clubs can be swung in all three planes of motion- sagittal, frontal, and transverse. The golf swing is unique in that we move in a combination of all three planes. Second, Indian Club swinging helps to align the body and spine creating the opportunity to work efficiently from the ball and socket joints of the body- hips, and shoulders. Lastly but probably most importantly, from a teaching perspective, I see lack of shoulder mobility as one of the biggest inhibiting factors toward improving a player’s golf swing. By swinging Indian Clubs, golfers can restore shoulder range of motion and function. Wave Chi clubs are fun to swing, will help move you toward and sustain good posture, a key to playing your best golf, and come packed with Aloha spirit!
Joe Rocha PGA Certified Instructor
Meet Scott Adams
51 years old living in California
Sports: Cycling, swimming, and surfing
Occupation: Strength and conditioning coach
Why do you use Indian Clubs?
I use Indian clubs to help increase shoulder strength and mobility.
Tell us your Indian Swinging Clubs story:
I was introduced to the Indian club swinging in 2009. I had been experiencing on and off-shoulder discomfort for several months. After a visit to my orthopedic surgeon, I was advised to try Indian club exercises. I was fortunate to meet Jack Gillen shortly after that visit, and the timing was perfect. I purchased a pair of one-pound clubs from Wave Chi, and I started learning a few basic movements.
Right away, my shoulder started feeling better. I stuck with the routine, and after a couple of weeks, my shoulder pain had gone away. I now integrate Indian club exercises into my client’s programs and continue to use Indian club swinging as part of my own routine.
Swimming requires optimal shoulder mobility and strength - specifically the reach and catch phase. Most swimmers with poor mobility shorten their stroke and do not maximize the reach and catch. This, in turn, creates a higher stroke rate with less glide and decreases the distance per stroke. With reach and catch deficiencies, you will fatigue sooner and swim slower, regardless of how conditioned you are. Indian club swinging increases shoulder mobility and strengthens the muscles in the shoulder. As shoulder strength and mobility improve, you will maximize your reach and be strong in the catch phase. These improvements will increase your distance per stroke, and you will start swimming faster.