THOPPAI KARLAI style – 4 to 10kg single walnut ‘belly club’


Single thoppai karlai, karlakattai-style ‘belly club’. Designed to develop strength around the core, as in the southern Indian traditional martial art of body conditioning. We offer this style of club in two sizes. The entry level is 480mm long and the pro version is 600mm long. Both should only be used by those with prior experience of karlakattai club swinging practice. We always advise starting off with smaller clubs, such as the kai karlai, 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 our BMF nourishing oil blend. Weights vary from 4kg through to 10kg.

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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.

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.

NB. 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

Indian clubs


4kg, 5kg, 8kg, 9kg, 10kg


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