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: