Dr. Ed Thomas
Indian Club Instructional- Год выпуска: 2004
Жанр: фитнес, булавы
Доктор Эд Томас - профессор с более, чем 25 годами опыта преподавания, стипендиат Фулбрайт, занимающийся силовыми единоборствами. Он также признан экспертом в области здоровья и фитнеса Советом по Фитнесу National Senior Games Association.
Плечевой сустав является одним из самых подвижных частей тела и в тоже время одним из самых хрупких. Боль и отсутствие стабильности из-за травмы плеча часто означают окончание спортивной карьеры для профессиональных спортсменов или как минимум серьезное изменение уклада жизни для тех, кто не вовлечен в спорт профессионально. Число таких людей может быть значительно снижено, если плечевой сустав получает правильный уход и тренировку. К силе плеча должны быть добавлены мобильность и мышечный баланс. Когда шаровой шарнир плеча крепок, находится в нужном месте, и мобилен, это также оказывает положительно влияние суставы кисти или локтя.
*Индийскими Булавами называются малые булавы весом от половины до полутора килограмм. Вращение Индийскими Булавами* может быть описано, как круговые силовые упражнения, способные упражнять плечо, кисть, и локти способами, не возможными в традиционном прямолинейном силовом тренинге. Оно не только укрепит мышцы и связки, сохранит гибкость и расширит границы движения, но и значительно уменьшит риск получения травм. У Вас улучшится грациозность, чувство ритма и скоординированность глаз с движениями руками посредством применения концентрации и нервно-мускульной нагрузки, необходимой для создания правильного движения. Положительный эффект от упражнений с Индийскими Булавами значителен и может серьезно улучшить спортивную форму любого атлета.-Качество: DVDRip
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Dr. Ed Thomas Indian Club Instructional
Аннотация на англ. языке
Dr. Ed Thomas is a Fulbright Scholar, martial artist and university professor with over 25 years of teaching experience. The Fitness Council of the NSGA has recognized Dr. Thomas as a quotable health and fitness expert.
The shoulder girdle is by far one of the most movable areas of the body but it is also one of the most fragile. For serious and recreational athletes alike, the pain and instability that results from shoulder injuries can jeopardize careers and alter lifestyles. As with many injuries, this number could be greatly reduced with the proper care and training. Strength of the shoulder should be complemented by flexibility, yet many Americans never fully develop their natural shoulder girdle mobility and muscular balance. When the ball-and-socket joint of the shoulder is made strong, aligned and mobile, other joints like the wrist and elbow also benefit.
Indian Club swinging can be described as circular weight training but can exercise the shoulder, wrist, and elbow in ways not possible with traditional linear weight training. Indian Club swinging will not only strengthen muscles and ligaments, maintain joint flexibility, and improve range of motion but will greatly reduce risk of injury. You will also notice improved grace, rhythm and eye-hand coordination due to the concentration and neural demands necessary to perform the movements. The benefits of Indian Club Exercises are enormous and can greatly enhance the performance of any athlete.-Dr. Ed Thomas Indian Club Instructional
Martial artists past and present have stressed the importance of complementing external power with internal harmony. This balance between restorative and martial arts remains an essential thread running through the fabric of both Eastern and Western martial arts philosophy.
Martial arts are often defined as techniques that allow for appropriate responses to external aggression. Restorative arts bring the body toward its optimal state of harmony and compensate for the stresses of daily life. These two concepts are integrally related, and both have roots in Western as well as Eastern physical culture. The search for and celebration of these common roots and relationships allows the martial artist to better understand the universal principles that unite all fighting systems.
The rediscovery and growing popularity of Indian clubs may well be the decade’s most interesting development concerning modern restorative and martial arts in American culture. The clubs originated in the East, but they came to America from Europe. The story of their evolution, disappearance, and rediscovery in American society is intriguing, and the amazing effect of their practical application is relevant to any martial arts system.
Indian clubs are usually made of wood and resemble either club-like weapons or bowling pins. At one time, they lined the walls of our gymnasia, and countless Americans swung them in marvellous and complicated circular patterns that stimulated the brain and invigorated the body.
The clubs originated centuries ago in India. They were developed by soldiers, police, and others whose caste required strength, agility, balance, physical prowess, and martial arts skill. British officers involved in the annexation of India were surprised to find the natives marvellously expert in swinging clubs in various graceful and fantastic motions, and they noted that besides the great recommendation of simplicity the Indian club practice possesses the essential property of expanding the chest and exercising every muscle of the body concurrently. (Spalding, p.77)
The British brought the Indian clubs to Europe where the Germans and Czechs eventually adopted club swinging into their physical training systems. German immigrants brought Indian clubs to the United States in the mid-i 1800, and the clubs were soon introduced into both American school physical education programs and military physical readiness training.
The United States Army Manual of Physical Training (1914) notes:
The effect of these exercises, when performed with light clubs, is chiefly a neural one, hence they are primary factors in the development of grace and coordination and rhythm. As they tend supple the muscles and articulation of the shoulders and to the upper and fore arms and wrist, they are indicated in cases where there is a tendency toward what is ordinarily known as “muscle bound.” (p.113)
In 1982, Dio Lewis, a pioneer in American physical culture, included Indian clubs in his system of physical education. He wrote of the clubs: “They cultivate patience and endurance, and operate most happily upon the longitudinal muscles of the back and shoulders, thus tending to correct the habit of stooping (p.171).
In 1885, Baron Nils Posse, a Swedish soldier and physical educator, came to America and introduced the Swedish system of medical and military gymnastics. In 1984, his book was published explaining his system, and in it Posse details the difference between lifting dumbbells and swinging clubs. Lifting dumbbells, he explained, adds weight to the lever (this is the commonly practiced linear lifting). Indian clubs, he continued, increase the momentum of the pendulum (this is the circular nature of club swinging). In otherwords, Indian clubs can be described as circular weight training. Posse also called the Indian club the oldest known implement for military gymnastics and related it to the broadsword (p.24).
Indian clubs gradually disappeared from the American physical education landscape in the first two decades of the 20th century as sports and games replaced the European-based systems of restorative and military exercise. In 1916, Joseph Cermak joined the futile chorus of Indian club defenders in noting: “I have heard, and still hear among the professional men and women unfavourable comments about club exercises, but knowing that there is no other kind of hand apparatus that would admit such a great, almost inexhaustible variety of pleasing exercises as the clubs, believing that the clubs should have a prominent place in educational gymnastics, that by collaboration of mind and muscle in these exercises we can develop the highest degree of co-ordination.” (Preface)
In the hands of an expert, the powerful flowing motions of the clubs somewhat resemble the patterns of Filipino Kali. This resemblance is probably because the 5th century Indian Sri Vishaya warriors invaded the Philippines and eventually merged culturally with them. The Visayan people of the central Philippines can be traced to the Sri Vishaya culture. In terms of basic movement patterns, the relationship between Kali and Indian club training is best illustrated by comparing Danny Inosanto’s (1980) explanation of Kali attack angles (Inosanto) with Warman’s illustration of club swinging. Both systems stress flowing circular patterns and the figure-eight motion.
The shoulder girdle is probably the most movable area of the body, but it is also one of the most fragile. Strength of the shoulders should be complemented by flexibility, and the clubs can contribute to both. When the ball and socket joint of the shoulder works in harmony with the elbow and wrist joints, an almost infinite number of circular patterns is possible. The basic club patterns are the foundation of all shoulder girdle movements, including those applicable to martial arts. The key to effective use of the clubs is concentration, precision, and practice.
Many if not most Americans do not fully develop their natural shoulder girdle mobility and muscular balance. Ill fitting furniture, poor posture, and our tragically inadequate system of physical education in our nation’s schools are among the many cultural factors that keep us from realizing our highest potential. Basic club skills offer a safe and very effective means to regain essential shoulder girdle mobility. More advanced club movements include complicated arm and footwork that contribute to overall agility, timing, and dexterity.
The 14th Century French physician Tissot wrote, “movement as such may take the place of many remedies, but all the remedies together can never take the Place of the effect of movement.” Tissot was of course referring to rational and natural human motion. In this regard, a humble respect for the past will create a stronger and more productive present and carry us into a strong and secure future.
Club swinging was rediscovered several years ago at Northern Illinois University near Chicago. Last year it was introduced into the Cho Kwang Do martial arts system based in Atlanta and the U.S. Army off-duty education fitness leadership program at Fort Benning, Georgia.
Club swinging can undoubtedly improve shoulder girdle efficiency, and almost certainly help you become a better martial artist. But maybe more importantly, it is one of those links to the timeless history that binds us to long forgotten martial artists who mastered themselves in order to better fulfil our common challenge to wisely rule this earth. Perhaps the 17th Century philosopher Pascal said it best–”Those we call the ancients were new in everything.”
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