Steel Mace Striking Chops

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With the release of my new ebook, Reinventing the Steel Mace, I wanted to give you a sneak peek of what it has to offer. The theme of the ebook is to change your views how the steel mace can be used just beyond the classic exercises like 360’s and 10&2’s. The steel mace striking chops are a great example of that and connect to many athletic movements at the same time.

To be clear, rotation is not just twisting and turning your torso. As you see above at the end range of all three variations my feet are pivoting and my hands are pushing & pulling the mace to create rotational power for these movements to be like a hockey stick, punch, or throwing technique with a ball. What many don't realize is the steel mace 360 covers the anti-rotation aspect, but NOT actual rotation (the mace is rotating around you…the body isn’t). They must both be learned to truly teach the core how to resist forces and then to control it with entire body. In the tutorial below, I break down each one with the basics and then show you a advanced version of each as well. What I love about these the most is they require QUICK hands and feet to get good at them.

Once you start to build a groove with all three steel mace striking variations you can put them all together into a shuffle complex. Amanda is one of my best students here at Viking Valhalla — she’s a avid hockey player, has a 1st degree black belt, and loves moves like these:

If you like what you saw, I got plenty more awesome steel mace variations you’ve never seen before in my new ebook - Reinventing the Steel Mace. You not only learn steel mace education in the first in-depth chapters, but bodyweight education as well on how to use gymnastic rings in the 40 workouts I’ve put together into three different levels: beginner, intermediate and advanced — click HERE purchase:

As a added bonus, you also now buy all three of my ebooks with this special Triple Bundle Deal HERE — buy two ebooks at retail price and get the other FREE:

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Ian Vaughn