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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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Jackie Coogan’s Club Swinging

Jackie Coogan’s Club Swinging

Jackie Coogan was one of the first kid movie stars. He appeared in several movies with Charlie Chaplin and many more throughout the 20’s. This rare shot, taken in 1924 when he was around ten years old, shows young Mr. Coogan was also a fan of Indian club swinging,...

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Indian Clubs, 1890

Indian Clubs, 1890

No idea of the details of this gent but this photo likely dates to around 1890 or so. One thing is for sure though, you can still go a long way with nothing more than a pair of Indian clubs and a pullup bar.

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Tag:
Indian Clubs
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
Jackie Coogan’s Club Swinging

Jackie Coogan’s Club Swinging

Jackie Coogan was one of the first kid movie stars. He appeared in several movies with Charlie Chaplin and many more throughout the 20’s. This rare shot, taken in 1924 when he was around ten years old, shows young Mr. Coogan was also a fan of Indian club swinging,...

read more
Indian Clubs, 1890

Indian Clubs, 1890

No idea of the details of this gent but this photo likely dates to around 1890 or so. One thing is for sure though, you can still go a long way with nothing more than a pair of Indian clubs and a pullup bar.

read more