Simple Indian Club Exercises – Staff Sergeant Moss
Simple Indian Club Exercises by Staff Sergeant Moss is just what it says, a very simple set of Indian Club exercises that anyone can start with.
Mike Simpson has found a copy of this rare Indian Club swinging booklet and made it into a pdf freely available.
Most of the old books from Indian club swinging’s heyday are difficult to read and full of an overwhelming number of exercises. Moss’s book is different in that it only has twelve basic exercises. Each exercise has some variations.
Like any of the old club swinging books not everything is 100% clear. For example, the drawings all show straight arm positions, whereas it is quite likely that the arms would have to bend for many of the exercises. If you are familiar with heart shaped swings. Mosses variations could be thought of as very long and high heart shaped swings.
In general I find that there is a large degree of variance of how much elbow bend there is in the heart shaped swing family. Many light club swingers keeping the clubs very low, with an almost bouncy variation. Moss presents the opposite end of the spectrum, and one I think most worthwhile, as it promotes maximum shoulder girdle mobility.
All in all I think the swings Moss presents are a worthwhile addition to any club swingers repertoire, and the book is worth a look, and serves as a great intro to some of the more complicated club swinging classics.
Mike Simpson has also made a DVD of the exercises in the book along with those of another classic work by Sim Kehoe and has made it available at a very reasonable price. I fully recommend piking up a copy and using it in conjunction with the pdf below.