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Indian Clubs
Tom Burrows and Lt. Col. Dean

Tom Burrows and Lt. Col. Dean

Tom Burrows “The King of Clubs” took it upon himself to spread the gospel of Indian club swinging far and wide. Here he and Lt. Col. Dean perform at the London Homeopathic Hospital on May 3rd, 1913.

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Aaron Molyneaux Hewlett

Aaron Molyneaux Hewlett

Aaron Molyneaux Hewlett was the first African American on the Harvard University staff and the director and curator of the Harvard Gymnasium from 1859 to 1871. He also taught gymnastics, boxing and the use of dumbbells. Hewlett is pictured here with the tools of his...

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Tommy Price Swings The Clubs

Tommy Price Swings The Clubs

We know that Indian Club swinging is beneficial for a variety of sporting events, but here’s one that we haven’t touched on before: motorcycle racing. September 23, 1950 was the date that this photo was snapped and this fellow is Tommy Price, British Speedway rider...

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Manuel Egreja

Manuel Egreja

Manuel Egreja was a strength enthusiast from Portugal who was featured with his excellent selection of gear in an issue of Professor Desbonnet’s “La Culture Physique” in 1904. Interestingly, well over a century later, you still don’t need much more than what is...

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Hemenway Gymnasium

Hemenway Gymnasium

The original Hemenway Gymnasium was the finest physical education facility ever created. It contained every manner of physical training equipment: climbing ladders, tumbling mats, climbing ropes, flying rings, barbells, dumbbells, indian clubs, medicine balls… even...

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Clubs and Globes

Clubs and Globes

Don't the the story with these gents posing with their gear probably some time in the late 1800s-early 1900s.  They've got in going on and they know it.  Even a hundred years later a good set of Indian clubs  and a couple dumbbells and a barbell are all you need to...

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Tom Burrows: The King of Clubs

Tom Burrows: The King of Clubs

On April 18th, 1913, the Club Swinging champion Tom Burrows accomplished an incredible feat: he swung a pair of Indian Clubs for 100 hours straight without a rest. He averaged 80 repetitions a minute through the entire affair, a mind-boggling feat of muscular...

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Exhibition Indian Clubs

Exhibition Indian Clubs

A shot of some unknown gymnast or circus performer along with a set of his (likely custom) exhibition clubs. Not sure where this gent got his clubs but Spalding had a commercially available set of exhibition clubs, circa the early 1900’s (bottom). These clubs had...

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Captain T.B. Bax

Captain T.B. Bax

Captain T.B. Bax of Hawkes Bay, New Zealand, set his first endurance Indian Club swinging record in 1895, swinging a pair of 2lb. 9oz. clubs for 26 hours, non-stop. Bax set his last (and all-time) endurance club record on December 10, 1913 swinging a pair of “light”...

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Eugene Waddell

Eugene Waddell

Eugen Waddell was a member of the famed “Jackson Trio” and the only man we know of who could replicate Bob Jones’ signature feat of standing atop a series of Indian Clubs balanced on his fingertips and then flicking them away one-by-one until left balancing rather...

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Tag:
Indian Clubs
Tom Burrows and Lt. Col. Dean

Tom Burrows and Lt. Col. Dean

Tom Burrows “The King of Clubs” took it upon himself to spread the gospel of Indian club swinging far and wide. Here he and Lt. Col. Dean perform at the London Homeopathic Hospital on May 3rd, 1913.

read more
Aaron Molyneaux Hewlett

Aaron Molyneaux Hewlett

Aaron Molyneaux Hewlett was the first African American on the Harvard University staff and the director and curator of the Harvard Gymnasium from 1859 to 1871. He also taught gymnastics, boxing and the use of dumbbells. Hewlett is pictured here with the tools of his...

read more
Tommy Price Swings The Clubs

Tommy Price Swings The Clubs

We know that Indian Club swinging is beneficial for a variety of sporting events, but here’s one that we haven’t touched on before: motorcycle racing. September 23, 1950 was the date that this photo was snapped and this fellow is Tommy Price, British Speedway rider...

read more
Manuel Egreja

Manuel Egreja

Manuel Egreja was a strength enthusiast from Portugal who was featured with his excellent selection of gear in an issue of Professor Desbonnet’s “La Culture Physique” in 1904. Interestingly, well over a century later, you still don’t need much more than what is...

read more
Hemenway Gymnasium

Hemenway Gymnasium

The original Hemenway Gymnasium was the finest physical education facility ever created. It contained every manner of physical training equipment: climbing ladders, tumbling mats, climbing ropes, flying rings, barbells, dumbbells, indian clubs, medicine balls… even...

read more
Clubs and Globes

Clubs and Globes

Don't the the story with these gents posing with their gear probably some time in the late 1800s-early 1900s.  They've got in going on and they know it.  Even a hundred years later a good set of Indian clubs  and a couple dumbbells and a barbell are all you need to...

read more
Tom Burrows: The King of Clubs

Tom Burrows: The King of Clubs

On April 18th, 1913, the Club Swinging champion Tom Burrows accomplished an incredible feat: he swung a pair of Indian Clubs for 100 hours straight without a rest. He averaged 80 repetitions a minute through the entire affair, a mind-boggling feat of muscular...

read more
Exhibition Indian Clubs

Exhibition Indian Clubs

A shot of some unknown gymnast or circus performer along with a set of his (likely custom) exhibition clubs. Not sure where this gent got his clubs but Spalding had a commercially available set of exhibition clubs, circa the early 1900’s (bottom). These clubs had...

read more
Captain T.B. Bax

Captain T.B. Bax

Captain T.B. Bax of Hawkes Bay, New Zealand, set his first endurance Indian Club swinging record in 1895, swinging a pair of 2lb. 9oz. clubs for 26 hours, non-stop. Bax set his last (and all-time) endurance club record on December 10, 1913 swinging a pair of “light”...

read more
Eugene Waddell

Eugene Waddell

Eugen Waddell was a member of the famed “Jackson Trio” and the only man we know of who could replicate Bob Jones’ signature feat of standing atop a series of Indian Clubs balanced on his fingertips and then flicking them away one-by-one until left balancing rather...

read more