A Look At Notable Shaker Cup Jugglers

(日本語はこちら) Many jugglers don’t like shaker cup juggling due to the sound they tend to make, but the skill can be very impressive and creative in the right hands. Today we will look at some history of those who have specialized in the juggling of shaker cups. There are obviously other very talented jugglers who use shaker cups, but I …

Sky King Obituary

The juggling community and IJA family has lost one of its most loved members. Gail Sky King, known as Sky King to most of us, passed away on May 16th, 2022. She was a cherished and long-time member of the IJA, a very successful composer, and friend to many. She was born in Queens, NY in 1956, but lived in …

Newly Discovered Historical Juggling Videos – Part 3

(日本語はこちら) Historic films of jugglers continue to be discovered and uploaded to the internet all the time. Often, the jugglers in the videos are ones I’ve written about previously and sometimes are the first films of the juggler that the modern public has seen. Many such films have been uploaded recently to various Facebook groups, so I decided to compile …

Newly Discovered Historical Juggling Videos – Part 2

(日本語はこちら) Historic films of jugglers continue to be discovered and uploaded to the internet all the time. Often, the jugglers in the videos are ones I’ve written about previously and sometimes are the first films of the juggler that the modern public has seen. Many such films have been uploaded recently to various Facebook groups, so I decided to compile …

Braidy Brown Obituary

Longtime IJA member Braidy Brown passed away suddenly on February 9, 2022. Braidy worked for many years at IBM, starting as a janitor and working his way up to the position of Manager of World Trade! This was a testament to the phenomenal work ethic and determination that Braidy was known for. Braidy had long wanted to learn to juggle, …

Newly Discovered Historical Juggling Videos – Part 1

(日本語はこちら) Historic films of jugglers continue to be discovered and uploaded to the internet all the time. Often, the jugglers in the videos are ones I’ve written about previously and sometimes are the first films of the juggler that the modern public has seen. Many such films have been uploaded recently to various Facebook groups, so I decided to compile …

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What A Show! – Four Famed Juggling Troupes In One Circus: Part 2

(日本語はこちら) Two years ago, my brother Scott and I wrote an article discussing ideal years to time travel to in order to see the greatest number of iconic jugglers of the past.  You can read that article here. But what if you could only see one show from history? What single performance would allow you to glimpse the most juggling …

What A Show! – Four Famed Juggling Troupes In One Circus: Part 1

(日本語はこちら) Two years ago, my brother Scott and I wrote an article discussing ideal years to time travel to in order to see the greatest number of iconic jugglers of the past.  You can read that article here. But what if you could only see one show from history? What single performance would allow you to glimpse the most juggling …

The Sloped Net Learning Method

(日本語はこちら) When teaching a beginner how to do a three ball cascade, many juggling instructors, myself included, suggest that the student stand with their front thighs against a table, bed, or couch. That way, when drops occur, it is easier to pick up the dropped ball from the piece of furniture rather than from the floor. A few others have …