Bringing Heroic Sport to everyone
Club swinging goes back to ancient Persia. Warriors swung clubs, lifted shields and trained with other weapon replicas to improve their strength and skills.
The name "Varzesh-e pahlavani" means Heroic Sport, an ancient method to improve strength, agility, mobility, coordination and increase mindfulness. UNESCO calls it one of the longest running forms of fitness training.
The pahlavan was a warrior but also a role model and leader for his community. In the West, club swinging became integrated into gymnastics in the mid 1800s, as a way to improve posture and re-balance the body from the issues of modern life.
Unlike most strength training exercises, the circular patterns of club swinging stretch the connective tissues and put gentle traction on the joints, improving lubrication.
The complex patterns enhance motor skills and coordination. With regular practice, club swinging becomes a form of meditation in motion.
Traditional wooden clubs are beautiful but can be expensive which prevents some people from ever starting this amazing discipline.
Our mission is to reintroduce club swinging to the general public and keep it affordable.
Our Pahlavandle is a simple handle that can be used with any soda pop bottle. You can travel anywhere in the world, and maintain your training routine. This is upcycling at its best!
The unique design of the Pahlavandle allows you to get started with Indian club swinging exercises, and progress to a heavier club as your skills and strength improve.
In our video section you will find basic tutorials and inspiration for training. Beginner or advanced, there is something for every level.