Mace Foundations Workshop: Sun. Feb. 10th, 2019

Mace Foundations

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A foundational workshop for the mace and traditional gada as valuable tools for mobility, skill, and strength. From basic mobility to rotary power, this tool is here to stay.

The primary goal of this workshop is to create a safe and solid foundation of basic and intermediate mace exercises. When utilized efficiently, the mace becomes a true extension of the body. Through proper regressions and progressions, we will prepare fitness professionals and general users alike to maximize the value of this ancient tool.

Overview of Concepts to be Covered:

• Priming the body for mace training by opening the lateral lines, while also mobilizing the wrists, shoulders, and thoracic spine

• Value of the mace; from mobility, stability, strength, and power

• Reflexive/reactive shoulder and core stability

• Specific mobility progressions and regressions from body weight, sticks, kettlebells, and the mace for added resistance in various positions

• Injury precautions, skill limitations, and safety concerns with individuals & groups training environments

• Mace specific drills and skills to optimize the learning process and skill acquisition

• The importance of rotation and frontal plane movement (i.e. getting out of the sagittal plan)

• Programming for rehabilitation, injury prevention, skill development, conditioning, and dynamic power training.

• And, much more!

Attendees will develop a rich knowledge of:

• Traditional 360 Swings
• “10-2” Swings
• Hand-to-hand Switches
• Single arm variations
• Grave diggers
• Press variations
• Kneeling patterns
• Combining exercises into complexes/flows

Your Instructors:
John Odden and Kelly Manzone

Kelly’s bio and website:

John’s bio and website:

John’s video content:

Cost of Attendance for this 6 hour course:

Early bird through Dec 15th:
$315 (Rises to $365 afterwards)
Includes your own custom loadable mace! Only available for the first 10 registered before December 15th.

*DM us for discount code if you are only interested in the course.

Regular price for a loadable mace is $160 + shipping

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at [email protected]

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