eJuggle: Tutorials

Six person patterns

The great thing about conventions like the IJA festival, is that there will be lots of other potential passing partners there. You should take advantage of this and try some big patterns that you can’t always do at your local club. This article describes some six person patterns. Pistons for six jugglers This is a six person version of pistons, …

The weave and variations

The weave is a mainstay of the Flying Karamazov Brothers’ stage show, and I believe it was created by them. One juggler passes to three others on two count, while the other three walk around each other in a figure eight pattern passing on six count. It’s a fun pattern to juggle and it’s given rise to many interesting variations. …

“I Wanna Juggle, Too!” – Teaching Juggling to Little Kids

I’ve taught juggling for many years and have learned a lot about improvising when things don’t go according to plan. Problems have run the gambit from having twice as many kids as I planned for, to children showing me the “trick” of using diabolo string to strangle one another. The challenge that vexed me the most was that children typically …

Results – Video Tutorial Contest 2013!

Hey, folks!      What a contest!  This year’s event drew a whopping 72 videos from 7 countries, representing a wide variety of juggling and circus disciplines.  (You can see this year’s entries all on our YouTube account if you haven’t seen them all already!)      To date, the IJA’s annual Video Tutorial Contest has produced 217 tutorial videos …

Five person weaves

At this year’s IJA festival in Bowling Green Ohio, you might be trying some four person passing patterns, when a fifth person asks to join in. I used to think that five people was an awkward number for passing patterns, but it turns out that there are quite a few very nice patterns! Mr inside, Mr outside weave This is …

Six handed siteswaps

The recipe •Take any siteswap. I’m going to choose the nine object pattern b9aab939abb6a69. •Subtract 6 from every number to give a derived siteswap. In my example the derived siteswap is 534453-334550403. (Despite the negative numbers, this is still theoretically a siteswap)! •Number the beats in a causal diagram as follows:•Now for the first beat, 1, add the first number …

Video Tutorial Contest 2013!

  Hey everyone! I’m delighted to announce the 4th annual IJA Video Tutorial Contest. This event is an online educational throwdown open to all jugglers, object manipulators, flow artists, and physical performers across all disciplines. A panel of seven judges will evaluate all entries and score them according to their pedagogical, production, and educational values. The top ten videos are …

Karamazov shuffle and variations

mixed feed The Karamazov shuffle is a four person moving pattern created by the Flying Karamazov Brothers. It’s based on a four person mixed feed. Four jugglers stand in a square formation. Alexei and Pavel are facing Dmitri and Zossima. Each juggler passes on two count and four count with the two jugglers facing them.   For Alexei and Zossima …

Brolly notation/tricks in one count

Justification Imagine Adam juggling a four club fountain. Brenda is standing on his shoulders holding one club in each hand. She drops a white club from her right hand into Adam’s pattern and steals a blue club, then she drops a black club from her left hand into Adam’s pattern and steals a yellow club. For Adam the pattern doesn’t …