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achow · 2022-06-21 · Original thread

The person responsible for introducing Indian club exercises to Europe and America was Donald Walker, author of 'British Manly Exercises' was perhaps the most influential book on purposive exercise published in English during the nineteenth century. A compilation of information on various forms of gentlemanly exercise, Walker’s book contained both the sedate set of light-weight club exercises performed by the British army as well as instructions for more complicated and vigorous club routines.

Amazingly, it still seems to be in print:

Book description: Replication of a book originally published before 1834. It has been restored by human beings, page by page, so that you may enjoy it in a form as close to the original as possible.

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