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Be Funnier with Scotty Meltzer: Nice Structure!

When comedians watch other comedians perform, they rarely laugh. If they like a joke, they nod their heads and say: “Nice structure.” If they really like a joke they say: “I used to do a bit like that.” Structures are to comedy as brushstrokes are to painting: Often invisible, absolutely necessary, and if you want to be a pro, you …

IJA CHAMPIONSHIPS FINALISTS ANNOUNCED!

Wednesday, July 17and Thursday, July 18 you will see the best of the Juniors, Teams and Individuals Championships competitors take the stage at the IJA Fest in Bowling Green, Ohio! Twenty-five individuals and teams vied for a chance to compete at the IJA Festival this summer. Potential competitors from seven different countries entered preliminaries! Here are the finalists for 2013… …

2012 IJA Regional Competition – Chile / Competencia Regional de la IJA en Chile

In 2012 the IJA held its first ever regional juggling competition in Chile. The competition was fierce! 10 jugglers from Chile and Peru competed and the skill level was impressive! On June 17, full video coverage of this competition will be available to IJA members. Become a NEW member on World Juggling Day weekend, June 15-16, for the reduced cost …

Message from the Chair, June 2013

Hello, and hope this message finds you all well! It is a good time to be a juggler; let me remind you a few of the reasons. World Juggling Day is almost upon us. On June 15th, join jugglers around the world in celebrating what we do and the wide range of reasons we do it. Whether you choose to …

World Juggling T-Shirts On Sale Now

World Juggling Day t-shirts are now on sale in the IJA store! Only $15 + S&H for softstyle 100% cotton, preshrunk t-shirts.  Order today to have yours in hand by June 15th.  This design has been hugely popular so far, and the t-shirts are selling like “hotcakes.” So, buy yours soon! This year’s design comes from Jason Horst of Joculare: …

IJA tricks of the month May 2013 “Conejo Lunar”

Este mes se grabo cerca de una vieja estacion de trenes. la tematica fue variaciones en 333 y 423 los pases “chopabout” y martin 1 count feed why not? Esperamos que les guste This month we shot close to a train station. The theme was variations on 333 and 423. “Chopabout” and martin 1 count feed, why not? Hope you …

IJA Challenge – Most Catches of a Blind 3 Ball Shower

Hello, and thanks for coming to the IJA Challenge!  Firstly congratulations to Seth Umbenhauer for winning last month’s challenge for the most single club double spins in one minute, getting a total of 77 catches.  You can view his winning video entry here.  As the winner he will be recieving a full one year IJA Membership and $40 in IJA …

136 by Jay Gilligan

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This video is first and foremost about having fun with juggling. Jay Gilligan presents a number of accessible creative suggestions of ways to look at juggling that aren't just based on technical skill and can be executed with basic props that we mostly all have. He demonstrates ways to "breaks the rules" through such things as picking up additional props or throwing/hitting others away in the middle of a pattern. You'll surely be inspired to try something new that you might have never thought was acceptable to do before.

136 is Jay's IJA life membership number. Jay will be teaching special workshops at the IJA festival this summer (http://www.juggle.org/ija/festival/2013-ija-festival-festival-summary/2013-ija-festival-special-workshops/) and he recently published a stunning book about juggling. See http://www.fourthshape.com/index.php?/show/5catches/ for details.

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