The wonderful club exercise is one of the most effectual
kinds of athletic training known anywhere in
common use throughout India. The clubs are of wood,
varying in weight according to the strength of the person
using them, and in length about two feet and a
half, and some six or seven inches in diameter at the
base, which is level, so as to admit of their standing
firmly when placed on the ground, and thus affording
great convenience for using them in the swinging positions.
The exercise is in great repute among the native
soldiery, police and others whose caste renders them
liable to emergencies where great strength of muscle is
desirable. The evolutions which the clubs are made to
perform, in the hands of one accustomed to their use,
are exceedingly graceful, and they vary almost without
limit. Beside the great recommendation of simplicity,
Indian club practice possesses the essential property of
expanding the chest and exercising every muscle in the
British Army officer in 1866
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