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No. 20: 1. 1/2A 1/2M 2. 1/2M 1/2L 3. 1/2L 1/2A 4.B

Fig. 20 shows the position at 2; the clubs are half way through the first quarter.

Exercises may also be done in which one hand starts half a circle in front of the other. These are called windmills. Nearly all parallel exercises can be swung as windmills - e.g., A B may be swung as follows: a b the left hand begins and as soon as the club is pointing down, having completed half a circle, the right hand starts an outward front swing. Meanwhile, the left hand is completing the ascending half of an inward front swing. The left hand then makes half an inward back twist while the right hand completes its outward front swing. The left hand then finishes its back twist while the right begins the first half of an outward back twist. The left then starts off again with "a"

The clubs have the appearance of following each other, but never catching up.

Fig. 20. 1/2 M 1/2 L

Fig. 20. 1/2 M 1/2 L

The clubs are shown passing through the first quarter Photo, Stephanie Maua

No. 21: This exercise would be written

I.

a

2.

A

3.

b

4.

B

Windmills should be swung to two-four time, and the clubs should move rather faster than they do in the other exercises.

The following is an example of a more advanced windmill.

No. 22:

Indian Clubs 7007Fig. 21. Windmill Exer cise. Shoulders half left. Right hand: Inward cross back twist over L'. Left hand: Outward front twist G'. The left club is half a circle in front of the right. Photo, Martin Facolette

Fig. 21. Windmill Exer-cise. Shoulders half left. Right hand: Inward cross back twist over L'. Left hand: Outward front twist G'. The left club is half a circle in front of the right. Photo, Martin Facolette

Fig. 21 shows 6 and 7 of this exercise. The front twist (G') is half a circle in front of the inward cross back twist over (h').

The combinations possible are practically inexhaustible; and this is why club swinging is so extremely interesting, and so valuable in developing skill and control of the arms and hands.