Mace Flow 101

Welcome to Mace Flow 101. The course is designed to teach you the basics of swinging a mace with two hands and start to understand the concept of combining exercises into a flow, aka a sequence or complex of movements. What this course will bring you is a solid foundation in learning and understanding how to swing a mace around and the ability to stop the mace from moving around. This is the balance between chaos and order when creating momentum.

The course will teach you how to perfect the most fundamental movement of the mace, the figure eight. This is a combination between the front 360 and the back 360. This course will also teach you two important moves that focus on creating tension with the mace from momentum, a curl and a press. From there we’ll explore how to apply the foundations of the Dutch Flow Method to these exercises using transitions to switch between positions and grips. We’ll also add leg movements to the exercises to finish with a combination of everything that is taught in the course, the infinity cross flow. Completing the final flow will ensure you that you’ve mastered everything that you learned in the 101. 

 

Difficulty. This might be called a 101, but this does not mean it will not be challenging. Even if you have technical understanding of the particular exercises already, this program will challenge you in your understanding of the details of the moves taught. Learning how to swing a mace is difficult, it’s not something you are able to do right out of the bat. It’s a skill you need to master. This course will build the foundation, the roots, of your mace practice to a significant depth. Having this understanding will be of tremendous help in moving forward and extending your personal library of movements. It will also give you a thorough experience of combining movements and this will help you in your ability to create with the mace, to flow with the mace so to speak. This is to say that this 101 is perfect for the person who just got a mace, and for the person who has experience and skill but lacks a proper foundation and understanding from where to build his own flows. For both the beginner and the more experienced swinger the movements and necessary repetitions will be challenging as you’ve never encountered the combination of these movements before.

The length of the course depends on the current level of the practitioner and his/her ability to learn and apply new movements. The length of the course is about two hours, but it is not recommended to watch and try all the videos at once. We’ll discuss multiple versions You’ll need to repeat the movements a certain amount of time before moving on and this is also necessary for you to be able to be ready for the next video. For the beginner one video a time will be a good aim, and for the more experienced swinger two videos at a time will do. So the estimated time frame of this course is between one and two weeks. 

Requirements. What you’ll need for this course is a mace of 4/5kg or 9/10lbs and a wooden stick for the mobility routine. Why such a low weight you might be asking yourself? Because you’re learning a new skill. This course is doable with weights beyond 12kg, but that only opens up after having mastered the skill. And this is very hard with a mace heavier than 4/5kg.

Still doubting if this course is the one for you? You can read through the other courses or contact us at info@dutchflowacademy.com.

“Fantastic course! I’m not new to maces and know my way around fairly well. Being self taught there’s a lot of foundation I never covered and this course really ties it all together. Body mechanics, transitions, and fundamentals all broken down in a way that’s easy to understand and implement. It doesn’t just teach the basics, it also gives the building blocks for more complicated movements. Whether you’re new to maces or not, I highly recommend this course.”

 

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arjmand.arya
Aug 31, 2023
Clear & comprehensive start for the mace journey

I was very pleasantly surprised with the quality of this course. From the camera angles to the detailed and clear explanation Harbert gives for each move, to his sense of humor and down to earth presentation, to the exercises provided at end of each video and general tone and presentation. Harbert showcases great teaching ability by carefully focusing on not just what you should do correctly, but all the ways as beginner swinging can go wrong! for example emphasizing not knurling wrists or how in 360* back swing beginners tend to grip the mace too tight. Here he showcases his ability to clearly communicate fundamental ideas and principals. I thoroughly enjoyed my time with this course, taking a steady place to complete all the exercises in progressive manner. I'm looking forward to diving into the other advanced classes moving forward.

Vino
Jun 17, 2023
Great introduction to the Macebell Universe 🙂

I've been following Harbert for a while on his Youtube channel and got interested in his macebell practices. Along with that I also enjoyed his content on his channel where his passion and his curiosity got me hook in the his Macebell Universe. This led me to join his online course of the Maceflow 101. The course was great in every respect despite its online content. very well structured and comprehensive! makes me hungry for more!

Niclas
Feb 17, 2023
Never learned a new tool so fast!

Thanks to this and and the Mace Flow 101 from you i learned a new tool in rapid fire speed. The explanations, music, light and the exercises are just perfect to start your mace/gada journey! Thank you so much, cant wait to learn personally one day from you ! Cant recommend this more! Was already since some years into ropeflow and animal flow type of movements while doing jiu jitsu while i found your youtube channel and was completly blown away! Fast forward, after 3 months of training now i already have 2 steel maces and 2 gadas and more are on the way! Love to get stronger while getting more mobile and learn to use rhythm and flow for working out! Its just fun! And fun is no work 😀

357860398
Dec 5, 2022
Amazing!!!

Mace Flow 101 is my mace enlightenment course. From here, I began to practice professional mace flow and explain it step by step. I believe that anyone can make the most correct and solid first step like me

Rob Floris
Oct 23, 2022
Step by step learning to make a flow.

Finally a place to go when you want to learn more about handling and training with a mace. There definitively was a great shortage of information....on mace- and clubbells. Harbert you are filling this gap and I, and I'm sure many others) are thankful you show us the way.

Harold
Oct 11, 2022
Super!

First I was skeptic about a online workout. But this was awesome! Harbert is a good coach, who explains everything in a great way. I like the way this was set up from the start. It even got my enjoying flowing with the mace. I came here to work on my 360 and 10to2. But know I want more! Harbert keep up the good work.

matthiasdebusschere
Apr 28, 2022
recommended!

great course to get acquainted with the mace! I have a background in dynamic yoga ; here and there I supplement with strength exercises. the dynamic flow to which this course works up to fits in perfectly with this. ..and gets you curious about the further possibilities of the mace. Thx Harbert!

Beekay
Feb 7, 2022
Start at your own risk….

I have to sell my old shirts and t-shirts as my shoulders, arms are not same to fit in them anymore. Few months ago my knee was operated and I was thinking about how to get back to stand and walk back again. I play club cricket and wanted an impressive yet fastest recovery to go to the cricket field and swing my bat to smash away the ball out of the ground. I'll be honest here, I was merely watching some random YT videos laying on my bed and embracing the post-surgery pain physical ... and of course mental to overthink if I'd be same again. Well Herbert's Gada workout videos pop up on my screen and I can't think of myself keep watching his all videos and subscribing his YT channel (psst... it's an amazing channel!) But wait... my uncle was a wrestler of course I was born in the part of India where there're more wrestlers than pro cricketers winning medals. On the top now I started to remember my uncle (when he was alive) to train me but I was a foolish teenage boy wanted only fancy haircuts and stuff. I now started to walk with single crutch and limping but already ordered a macebell for myself to start ASAP thinking "wow I'm gonna be as strong as my uncle was even when he was old" but here's the big risk I took.... either I can whack my knee with mace and go to hospital ... mess my rehab, perhaps never play cricket or even run... or just keep watching videos and push myself to be the same warrior my uncle was! I risked it! and now I'm looking forward to meet Harbert and have a workshop with him. BTW Harbert inspired me to make my mind to have a fundamental mace swing workshop for my colleagues as I workout at my office's gym. They all are waiting for it! Thanks to Harbert and Mace 101 for such inspiration that I usually now do 300-400 reps each - right and left side with different swings.... but... I fell in love with Macebell a.k.a Gada! Also my forearms and wrists are stronger. Great course and I can totally recommend it to everyone!! P.S. Harbert you owe me a t-shirt... the custom made that I saw 😉

dxmillard
Dec 22, 2021
Not just for beginners

Fantastic course! I’m not new to maces and know my way around fairly well. Being self taught there’s a lot of foundation I never covered and this course really ties it all together. Body mechanics, transitions, and fundamentals all broken down in a way that’s easy to understand and implement. It doesn’t just teach the basics, it also gives the building blocks for more complicated movements. Whether you’re new to maces or not, I highly recommend this course

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