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Club Swinging Bibliography

Author unknown: Gill's Indian Club Exercises. 1889

Author unknown: How to Be Healthy, A Complete Course of Physical Exercises with Instruction for Dumb Bells, Club Swinging and Ju Jitsu. 1913, 77 diags

Amateur Athletic Union of the United States. Constitution, By-Laws, General and Athletic Rules, Chapter X. Club-Swinging. AG Spalding & Bros 1890 **

Australian Calisthenics Federation Manual. Club swinging section pp42-55, photos revised 1993 **

Beale, Alfred M. Calishenics and Light Gymnastics for Home and School. Excelsior Publishing House, New York 1888

Benedict, George H. Manual of Boxing, Club Swinging and Manly Sports. 1886

Black, Tom. The Secret World of Indian Clubs: Lost Secrets of Strength and Development. Internet article September 2002

Bornstein M. Indian Clubs and Other Exercises. 1880 - full title: Manual of Instruction in the use of Dumb Bells, Indian Clubs and Other Exercises 128pp #

Bott, Jenny. Modern Rhythmic Gymnastics. Club swinging section pp66-70. EP Sport Series, EP Publishing Limited, UK1981 **

Burrows, Tom. Club Swinging as applied to Health, Development, Training and Display, Gale & Polden Ltd, London 1906 80pp 35 whole page illustrations #

Burrows, Tom W (The World's Champion). Text-Book of Club Swinging. Health and Strength Ltd, London, 1908, 1922, 1935, pp80, 20 illustrations, 16 diagrams **

Cobbett, Colonel GTB and Jenkin AF. Indian Clubs. G Bell & Sons, London, 1921 pp118 ** First edition 1892 as that is the date of the introduction by the authors? #

Dick, William Brisbane (1827-1901). Dick's Indian-Club Exercises. Orininally published 1887. Reprinted: Physical Training: Fitness for Combatives ISSN 1492-1685 Jan 2001

Fit-Senior.Com Online Catalog. Clubs - Wooden for Exercising, inc. downloadable demonstration video and Information on Clubs.

Gardiner, Benjamin. Indian Club Swinging. Providence Freeman 1884 - full title: Indian Club Swinging by an Amateur 105pp many illustrations #

Griffin, Charles Eldridge. How to Be a Club Swinger: As a means of physical culture the Indian clubs stand preeminent among the varied apparatus of gymnastics now in use: a complete self-instructor by which any person can learn the healthy exercise and become a professional. New York 1897

Harvey, F.J. 1000 Dumbell, Indian Club and Steel-Bar Exercises Physical Training Publishing Co. Exeter 1903 47pp of which 8 on Indian Clubs, 64illus #

Hill, Gus and Burrows, Tom. Club Swinging. New York, Fox 1913

Hoffman, Alice J. Indian Clubs. Harry N Abrams N.Y. USA 1996 *

Hoyman, Dr Annelis. Rhythmic Gymnastics (indian clubs). Last of a series of four manuals on rhythmic gymnastics with hand apparatus. Kimbo Music Publishing Co 1968 pp35 **

IJA. Swingers discover excitement in two-club twirl. Includes 4 pictures of Allan Jacobs. IJA Newsletter, Feb 1980

IJA. Picture shows "an Anaheim, CA women's gym class circa 1906-7 posing with clubs for swinging". IJA Newsletter March 1981

IJA. Full page picture of Allan Jacobs, 1983 IJA Champion and text. IJA Juggler's World, Sept 1983 pp 6-7

Jacobs, Allan. Video. Club Swinging. Maverick Media / IJA Productions, US 1990 * Reviewed in Kaskade Magazine, Sept 1991: issue 23 pp32 by Gabi Keast * (no longer available)

Jillings, Anna. Modern Club Swinging and Pole Spinning (chapters available online). 1994, Butterfingers, Bath, UK, pp99, 116 diagrams. * Signed photocopies available via the Cosmos Jugglers. "Swingers Rejoice" review of Modern Club Swinging and Pole Spinning, Kaskade Magazine, June 1994: issue 34, pp15 by Gabi Keast *

Jillings, Anna. The Snake: Club Swinging part III (link to PDF file). Kaskade Magazine Dec 1993: issue 32, pp34-36 *

Jillings, Anna. Fantastic Fire Swingers. Review of the fire show at Leeds EJC 1993. The Catch Magazine, Dec 1993 - Feb 1994, issue 6, vol 1. pp40 * Picture in Kaskade Magazine, Dec 1993, issue 32, pp 6 *

Jones AK. Indian Club Exercises and Drills. 1901

Judd, Leslie James. Indian Club Swinging. Graduation Thesis, International Young Men's Christian Association College, Springfield, Mass, USA June 1920, pp13

Keast, Gabi. Club Swinging parts I and II. Kaskade Magazine Issues 27/28 September and December 1992, pp23-25 and 33-35 *

Kehoe, Simon D. The Indian Club Exercise, with Explanatory Figures and Positions Photographed for Life. Perk & Snyder 1861, 1866, 1882 79pp, 20 fabulous full page illustrations. #

Lawton, WJ Henri. Champion Club Swinging Series, 1898

Lemaire, EF. Indian clubs and how to use them: a new and complete method for learning to wield light and heavy clubs graduated from the simplest to the most complicated exercises. London 1889 Iliffe & Son, London 202pp 218 # illus

Lewis, Dio. The New Gymnastics for Men, Women and Children. James R Osgood and Co., Boston 12th edition 1873

Lord, Charles E. Indian Club Exercises etc. 4th edition 1902

Massue. Rückblick auf die Benutzung der Keule in der rhytmischen Sportgymnastik. Charakteristik der Keulengymnastik und verschiedene Bewegungen werden dargestellt. In: Revue de l'éducation physique 22, 1980

Miller, Frank Edward. Indian club swinging; one, two and three club juggling. New York Saalfield 1900 182pp many photos #

Moss, Alfred (Staff Sergeant). Simple Indian Club Exercises. Health and Strength, London1909 Reprint, Athletic Publications, London 1936, 1942, 1943, 1952, pp 31

Rauchfuss, M. Ergebnisse trainingsbegleitender Untersuchungen zum Erlernen des Keulenjonglierens in der rhythmischen Sportgymnastik. In: Theorie und Proxi Leistungssport, Leipzig - 24 1986

Richter, Ben. Book of Club Swinging. 1994, Circustuff, Fife, UK pp 92 * Reviewed in Kaskade Magazine Issue 36, Winter 1994 pp 26 by Gabi Keast *

Schäfer, Dirk. Keulenschwingen. Forthcoming, Germany, November 1996, ISBN 3- 89535-437-6. (info: Karolingerring 40, 50678 Cologne Tel/Fax: 0221 3318151)

Schatz, William Jackson. Club Swinging for Physical Education and Recreation: a book for information about all forms of Indian club swinging used in gymnasiums and by individuals Originally published Boston: American Gymnasia 1908. Reprinted by Brian Dubé Inc, New York 1990 pp 123 *

Schatz, William Jackson. Elementary Club Swinging for Normal Classes. Philadelphia Wright, 1913

Schlüter, Heinrich. Die schwingende und fliegen de Keule: 15 Minuten Keulengymnastik. In: Turnen und Sport: Fachzeitschrift für Turnen, Gymnastik, Spiel und Sport - Celle 54, 1980

Shelburne, Dave. George Roth hungered for the Olympics: the 1932 winner in Indian clubs was motivated by more than competition. Daily News, Dec 17 1983, 2 pgs **

Sonnon, Scott. History Of Circular Strength Training. Internet article RMAX.tv Productions

Sports Illustrated. George Roth, USA. Olympic medal winner at club swinging in 1932. 2 pgs, pics of 1932 and 1984, July 18 1984 **

Stecher, WA ed. Gymnastics, chapter by Froehlich, Fred W, Exercises with Clubs. Lee and Shepardard, Boston 1895. p 98-116 **

Summers, Kit. Juggling with Finesse. Club swinging section pp 180-186. Finesse Press, San Diego 1987, 1988, 1990 *

Thomas, Edward. Club Swinging: An Ancient Restorative Art for the Modern Martial Artist. Published in Tae Kwon Do Times Magazine.

Thomas, Edward. The Art of Club Swinging. Video. Featuring Dr. Ed Thomas - 3rd dan judo, TKD black belt, internationally known physical educator. This tape provides a brief history of club swinging, basic single and double drills and rare historical footage.

Trall, RIT, MD. The Illustrated Family Gymnasium. Fowler and Wells, New York 1857

Treat, C.R. Indian Clubs. Originally: The Riverside Magazine For Young People An Illustrated Monthly, Vol. 3, November, p. 492-495, 1869. Hurd and Houghton NY. Reprinted: Physical Training: Fitness for Combatives ISSN 1492-1685 May 2001

Walker, Donald. Manly Exercises 1837

Walker, Donald. Exercises for Ladies; calculated to preserve and improve beauty and to prevent and correct personal defects, inseparable from constrained or careless habits: founded on Physiological Principals. Thomas Hurst, London 2nd edition1837

Warman, Edward B. Indian Club Exercises. 1909 - publisher Spalding's Athletic Library 71pp many illustrations #

Wheelwright, Samuel T. A New System of Instruction in the Indian Club Exercise. E I Horsman, New York 1871

Wilson, Nick and Kyvernitakis, Thalia; et al. Swinging Club, Fire Chain, Meteor: A Guide to Club, Meteor and Fire Chain Swinging. Internet article.

Ylä-Hokkala, Kati and Haddock, Sharon. The Art of Clubswinging (cover image) An A-to-Z of club swinging. Written and demonstrated by two of the world's leading practitioners. Mediacircus 2002 *

Home of Poi Poi & Pole Spinning. Also discussion of Club Swinging and Sword Spinning. Books, videos and DVDs available on Pole/Staff and Poi Spinning from this site.

PoiSpinning.com Poi Spinning by Michal Kahn. 144 pages of clearly illustrated instruction from beginner to expert.

Key to symbols

* = Anna has original copy, ** = Anna has a photocopy.
# = Thank you to Charlie Holland, author of Strange Feats and Clever Turns, for the complete reference

If you know of any corrections, more complete references, references not listed, or if you have any books or articles that I do not, please get in touch. Thanks.

Anna Semlyen (neé Jillings), Email: anna@semlyen.net

© Anna Semlyen 1996, updated 2003.

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