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CHINESE EXERCISE BALLS
(BAODING BALLS)

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Chinese Exercise Balls come in a silk box.
(except large sizes with bigger diameters)

BK842V - VHS
BK842D - DVD

BKK002 - BOOK
(Ab Williams)

9 different sizes of Chinese Exercise Balls!
Styles include: Cloisonné, Marble, & Metallic (Chiming & Non-Chiming)
Most Chinese Exercise Balls come in beautifully embroidered silk
boxes (shown above). Some balls come in wooden boxes (where noted).

white dragon
                phoenix
earth balls  yellow dragon  
marine balls
2 ball yin yang      peach and
            longevity
2 balls in the
          set of ballsback side of red or blue hand  . 15 white stars gathered around large star  .  happy ball, and a sad ball set of balls

MEASUREMENT CONVERSIONS: 25.4 mm = 1"
25 mm ≈ 1"
40 mm ≈ 1.6"
55 mm ≈ 2.2"
30 mm ≈ 1.2"
45 mm ≈ 1.8"
63 mm ≈ 2.5"
35 mm ≈ 1.4"
50 mm ≈ 2"
73 mm ≈ 2.9"

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ABOUT
THE CHINESE EXERCISE BALLS


An Ancient Chinese Tradition...

According to the Chinese traditional medical theory of "Jingluo", the ten fingers are connected with the heart.  "Jingluo" is connected with the Fingers and cranial nerves, and vital organs of the human body.

On plucking* the ball with the five fingers, the ball can stimulate the various acupuncture points on the hand, resulting in unimpeded circulation of 
vital energy and blood in the body.  It can cause the "jingluo" unblocked and thorough, the vital energy and blood to function in harmony, the muscles nimble, the bones strong, the mind sober, can invigorate the circulation of blood, and can prevent and cure hypertension and various chronic diseases.

If you keep on taking exercise everyday for months and years, you can get the fine results of keeping your brain in good health with high intelligence and good memory, relieving your 
fatigue, drowning your worries, and, moreover, prolonging your life.

A note from Phil Wilson
Owner of Momentum98 

Do you really know how to Pluck or Crook ?
As it turns out, most people do not.

I was also unaware of the true meanings of these words until one day, at one of the shows where we exhibit, a lady showed me how to "properly use" the Chinese Exercise Balls. Actually,
I do not know the dictionary definition of plucking and crook. But after I describe how to
 "properly" use the Chinese Exercise Balls, 
you will have a better idea of what these terms mean.


Here is my explanation of how to use the Balls:
**Note: I use the old English terms Crook and and Pluck**

First we have to give some definitions:

Picture a hand.
Let's choose the right hand.
We have the palm, the thumb, and 4 fingers.


We will define the palm as Plateau 1.
The space between the little finger, and finger next to it, the 2nd finger: we will call this Plateau 2.
Similarly, the space between the middle finger and the index finger: we will call this Plateau 3.


** Most people only practice Stage I - simply moving the Balls around in their hand.
Stage II (which I describe below )challenges the hand with crook and pluck techniques in order to practice with the Balls without allowing them to touch each other.
There are more advanced stages of using the Chinese Exercise Balls that are demonstrated in the information videos. **

Click here to go to information on Videos about Chinese Exercise Balls


Stage II

Stretch your right hand out, where the fingers are extended.
Put one Chinese Exercise ball (Ball 1) in the palm of the hand (Plateau 1). 
Place the other Chinese Exercise ball (Ball 2) toward the tip of the middle and index fingers (Plateau 3).
Keep as much space as possible (2" if possible) between the 2 balls. 

Now slowly put your thumb on Ball 2 so that the 2 fingers and the thumb are holding it in place.

At the same time, close your hand  so that the two little fingers are grasping the ball in your palm.
Keep as much space between the two balls.


Now release Ball 1 with the two little fingers - tilting your hand so that Ball 1 falls onto Plateau 2. 

Use your middle finger (at first) to keep the two balls from touching  (by coming forward with it and almost touching the palm of the hand) while the thumb and index finger are still grasping Ball 2. 

Once this is done, you can straighten out the middle finger, and then use the index finger and the thumb to "throw" Ball 2 into the palm of the hand (Plateau 1).

The result: You now have one ball (Ball 1) on Plateau 2.
A nd the other (Ball 2) in the palm of the hand (Plateau 1).

Now slide Ball 1 from Plateau 2 to Plateau 3 - and repeat the process, slowly.

Eventually, you can gather up speed.

Remember: for best results, let the balls on Plateaus 2 & 3 
be as close to the tips of the fingers as possible, and try to keep as great as distance as possible between the two balls
so that they do not touch. 


When doing the exercise "properly" (with maximum stretching - don't just crook!) you can feel the muscles in the hands, wrist, arms and shoulder all being exercised.

Remember: No crooking without Stretching!



Practice moving the Balls backwards:
You can also go "backwards" in the right hand, and can also learn to do it both ways with the left hand.


Article about Chinese Exercise Balls in Natural Health Magazine

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STYLES
OF CHINESE EXERCISE BALLS

Why CHIMING?
One of the reasons is to provide a soothing tone to help you relax, that is until you become a Master! You know
you have reached Master status when you can turn them around in your hand without hearing the chiming.

What is CLOISONNÉ?
Cloisonné is a multi-step enamel process used to produce jewelry, vases, and other decorative items.
 Objects produced by this process are also called cloisonné.
First developed in the Near East it spread to the Byzantine Empire and from there along the Silk Road to China.

Cloisonné Process:

Adding metal cloisons (French: partitions) according to a pattern previously transferred to the workpiece.
 Frit is added, then the piece is fired, then ground (repeating as necessary),
polished and then the exposed metal is electroplated.


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Related Product:

FINGER FITNESS
The Complete Hand Workout Video

Strength and Coordination Exercises for the Fingers and Hands
with Greg Irwin

BK841V - VHS

BK841D - DVD

Featuring:
-Enjoyable methods to improve strength and coordination
-Five exercise lessons to enhance finger independence, dexterity, and agility
-Ten fun & easy dance routines to reinforce the lessons learned
-The Amazing new finger ballet, Ne Mina
-Progressively challenging routines that will keep your hands healthy for life!
- Basic exercises ideal for use as warm-ups or short breaks in the workplace

What experts are saying about Finger Fitness:
"By mastering Finger Fitness techniques, one can improve not only physical dexterity but overall reflexive responses."
-Meg Robinson, OTR/L Certified Hand Therapist

"This unique and innovative program developed by Irwin has great potential for enhancing hand dexterity and function in healthy, normal people."
-John C. Gillian, M.D.


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CHINESE EXERCISE BALLS
NEW PRODUCTS
IMAGE CODE DESCRIPTION
DIAM.
PRICE
QTY 2+
mas045.jpg MAS045 CHIMING HEART   (Wooden Box)
Chrome Finish

 
$14.95
$12.95
marinesballs300fx.jpg MAS43 U.S. MARINES
Blue with Red Stripe
Cloisonné

45 mm
$12.95
$10.95
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IMAGE CODE DESCRIPTION
AUTHOR
PRICE
QTY 2+
BK842V Chinese Therapy Balls - VHS
Irwin
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$29.95
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BK841V The Complete Hand Workout VHS
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$29.95
$24.95
BK841D The Complete Hand Workout  DVD
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$29.95
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BK841E The Advanced Finger Fitness Guide DVD  Only 1 left
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METALLIC FINISHES
**All Chinese balls sold in pairs (unless noted)**
CHROME FINISH - CHIMING
IMAGE CODE DESCRIPTION
DIAM.
PRICE
QTY 2+
ball11dfx.jpg MAS364 CHROME CHIMING
25 mm
$9.95
$7.95
MAS394 CHROME CHIMING
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$7.95
MAS395 CHROME CHIMING

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$9.95
$7.95
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40 mm
$9.95
$7.95
MAS36 CHROME CHIMING
45 mm
$9.95
$7.95
MAS366 CHROME CHIMING
50 mm
$9.95
$7.95
MAS367 CHROME CHIMING
55 mm
$10.95
$8.95
MAS343 CHROME CHIMING    

63 mm
$34.95
$29.95
MAS344 CHROME CHIMING
73 mm
$34.95
$29.95
REPLACEMENTS BALLS
MAS347 CHROME CHIMING
NOT A PAIR - 1 BALL ONLY - 8oz
63 mm
$19.95
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MAS348 CHROME CHIMING
NOT A PAIR - 1 BALL ONLY - 12oz

73 mm
$19.95
$17.50