KAI KARLAI style – 2.5 to 6kg single walnut club


Single kai karlai, karlakattai-style Indian club. Designed to be swung either single or double handed as in the southern Indian traditional martial art of body conditioning. Club lengths are either 600 (starter/intermediate) or 700mm (advanced) in length. We always advise starting off with the smallest size due to the high repetitions and necessity to refine your technique with lightest size first, regardless of your peceived strength. Each karlakattai club is turned in stunning walnut wood and finished with a nourishing oil blend finish. Kai karlai clubs benefit from regular monthly application of this mutually beneficial oil.

Weights: 2.5kg | 3.5kg | 4.5kg | 5.5kg
Length: 600mm (starter/intermediate) to 700mm (advanced).

NB. Karlakattai clubs traditionally have a thicker grip diameter – as compared to regular Indian clubs or Persian meels –and this adds to their level of effort required.
Weights vary, so if you prefer heavier or lighter end of the weights, please let us know during check-out.

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Each club is hand-turned from a single piece of walnut timber by craftsman within a charity organisation that supports over 400 villages in southern India, whom BMF supports. In addition, we donate 10% of production costs to the help the charity as well as their tree planting. Due to the nature of wood there is a variation in density and colour. Sold as single club, so buy 2 if you want a pair.

These clubs are sourced from solid walnut logs and as such, carry a risk of small cracks appearing. These are considered cosmetic and can be easily fixed using wood glue. Should your clubs display excessive splitting, then please let us know if this happens and we can work out a solution. Follow this link for inforation on care and maintenance.

Additional information

Weight N/A
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Indian clubs

Weights available

2.5kg, 3kg, 3.5kg, 4.5kg, 5.5kg, 6kg


  1. D Jensen

    I first ordered the BD-X clubs but before they were even shipped i decided to also order a Kai Karlai club. I am very glad i did. the club was delivered very quickly which was great. the club was very well packed and arrived in great condition. This club is a beautiful looking example of workmanship and feels great in the hand. i have had a chance to have several training sessions with the club and it is everything i had hoped for.

  2. Chris shaw

    Absolutely beautiful club. Been working from home and can’t stop picking it up! I’m never gonna get any work done!! Fantastic finish looks great and as stated just begging to be used. Highly recommend purchasing any item from body mind fit, quality is excellent, order arrived quickly. Peter very helpful changing the size of the bag I ordered to ensure it fitted and I didn’t spend money on a larger bag for no reason.

  3. Simon Wills

    A beautiful club. The length is comfortable for slow routines and the mixture of weight and balance is just right. The very shaft makes a big difference; I have heavier clubs that are less of a challenge because they have narrower handles. If I had to choose one club for everything it would be this one.

    I should echo what it says in the description: the large size really isn’t for the beginner. 6kg may not sound like much but you really need to know the moves first or you’ll hurt yourself. Follow the old adage ‘start light, get it right’!

    • pete H

      Thank you Simon and sound advice, on starting light.

  4. Laurie

    Really nice club, very well made, looks great and feels really good to swing. I’ve ordered a number of clubs from BMF now and all of them have been excellently crafted and feel very good to use, and have arrived very quickly too!

  5. Adam Roden

    Really, really pleased with this club – I thought the BD-X clubs were my favourite until I tried this. Very nice balance, it seems to be endlessly versatile, and for me it does everything I ever wanted steel mace and clubbells to do. There’s a definite meditative quality to the way it swings, and longer, slower sessions are a joy.
    If you are looking for a club that could be used as a standalone training method, this is an excellent choice. The fact it looks gorgeous too is an added bonus!

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