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Interact! Combination Trick Creativity

I just read David Cain’s latest article on Combination Tricks and I was thinking about creativity in these types of tricks. I think that there’s a lot of potential to come up with new skills that aren’t usually done as combination tricks. I actually gave David a couple of the ideas that he added – the yo-yo loops (or around …

Luke Wilson, 1976 – 2012

Luke Wilson was an innovator, one of the first modern-style jugglers. His resume is vast and his impact great. His compulsion to excellence was apparent in his performing, teaching, directing, and other aspects of his life. I first met Luka Luka (Luke and Ilka Licht) when they were special guests at the Israeli Juggling Convention in 2001 and not only …

FKBs in Israel

The Flying Karamazov Brothers were in town recently for the Israel Festival, and I was fortunate to see this classic troupe of comedy jugglers. For the uninitiated, the FKB’s show is a zany combination of juggling, musical instrument playing, terrible puns, and hilarious physical humor and stunts. The Boston Globe got it right when they called it “The Marx Brothers …

Gatto Practicing: Clubs Exclusive Video

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4 Clubs (00:00)

– Over head
– Synchronous
– Asynchronous
– Triple-Singles
– 1 high (maybe 7333)
– With under arm throws
– With backcrosses
– With Alberts
– Synch umbrella
– With collision
– With under arm throws
– Splits
– With forward and reverse spins
– Scissors
– Chin rolls
– Head rolls
– Drops over shoulder
– Into balance
– Chin rolls
– Head rolls
– Solid kickups (maybe 534)
– with regular spins and helicopter spins and from each hand to each foot
– Kick up to same foot kick up to juggle
– Shower
– Multiplex shower
– With Ball bounce
– 2-high pirouette (with ball bounce)
– Roll club on head (under ball bounce)
– To juggle all 5 back (regular and tennis)
– Backcrossed all 5 with ball thrown directly from backcross to head ounce
– Throw ball high to bounce on ground behind to head bounce

5 CLUBS (6:03)
– Overhead
– 3-high pirouette to juggle (not over head)
– 94444
– with helicopter spin on head
– Flash 3, 2 simultaneous treblas, to juggle
– Joggling in place with every throw under the leg (for 3 then 5 throws)
– 7 right-handed Alberts in a row
– Half-shower
– Tennis
– Multiplexes
– 64 Synchronous
– with cross-overs
– Backcrosses
– Directly to dips
– Multiplex to catch behind the back
– 5-high half and full pirouettes
– With ball bounce
– To juggle 6 back to head bounce (sometimes from behind the back throw)

6 CLUBS (12:00)
– With ball bounce
– To juggle 7 back to head bounce

7 CLUBS (12:55)
4 backcrosses
– 5-high priouette (Never succeeded but many close attempts)
– High throw back into juggle

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Gatto Practicing: Rings Exclusive Video

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Table of Contents:

5 RINGS WITH A HEAD BOUNCE (00:00)
-Half shower in each direction to full flat reverse
-Half shower with flat fronts and pancakes for highs then lows then both
-Multiplexes with flat fronts
-Full pancakes
-5-high half and full pirouettes. Also 5-high pirouette, catch two, pirouette to juggle
-With ball bouncing on head for about 30 seconds into 6 objects and back to 5 with bounce

6 RINGS WITH A HEAD BOUNCE (03:06)
-For 30 seconds
-To juggle all 7 back to head bounce
-To juggle 7 to 7-high pirouette

7 RINGS WITH A HEAD BOUNCE (06:20)
-To break down and back up and finishing with pull-down (through bounce)

8 RINGS WITH A HEAD BOUNCE (07:10)
-For about 30 throws
-Start with 1 around neck and juggling 7 to pull off to juggle 8
-Pull down all 8 (through bounce)

9 RINGS WITH A HEAD BOUNCE (08:23)
-For about 20 throws
-Pull down all 9 (through bounce)

8 RINGS (10:10)
-juggle while balancing ring on nose
-To pull down

9 RINGS (11:05)
-Many runs (best around 60 throws)
-7-high pirouette to finish and to juggle (total 36 throws -16 before, 20 after)
-9-high pirouette
-9-high pirouette to pulldown
-Nick throwing in from 1 to 9 rings

10 RINGS (22:10)
-Fountain for about 24 throws

11 RINGS (22:30)
-Flash from hands (no holster)
-Flash to pull down (with holster)
-Flash with head bounce (with holster) (Never succeeded but many close attempts)

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eJuggle!

Thanks so much to the people who helped us pick a name for the ezine. After some fierce voting, the ezine’s new name is: eJuggle. Congrats to our winners of the contest. Steven Ragatz suggested the name that won and he’ll get an IJA membership and DVD set. David M Shilman suggested the name that got second place in the …

Gatto Practicing: Balls Exclusive Video

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Last month we interviewed Anthony Gatto about his thoughts on practicing. For the next three months, we will share videos of Anthony's public practice session that he did at BJC 2000. They show Anthony at his peak, the year he won the Golden Clown at The International Circus Festival of Monte-Carlo. The first video, below, shows his warm-up and ball juggling (duration: 28:38), the second will showcase his ring juggling (duration: 29:02), and the final video will be his awesome club juggling (duration: 17:13).

Special thanks to Anthony for letting us show this footage.

Table of Contents:
WARM UP (0:00)
– Balancing 6 inch stick on nose to balancing shorter and shorter until ~2 inches. Each time bending knees down to squat.
– Bouncing ball on head with pirouettes
– Head rolls including to back of neck. In both directions.
– Spinning ball
– Practicing good starts
– Curls – 4 on right, 4 on left
– Spinning balls on both hands
– arms straight up to arms out to sides
– Kicking ball foot to foot
– and juggling 3 clubs
– 5 Balls – over head and over head with multiplexes

COMBO TRICK (7:00)
– Balance Pole on forehead, spinning ring on foot, and juggling
– 5 clubs for exactly a minute
– 6 clubs for about 18 catches
– 7 clubs for about 14 catches

5 BALLS (11:35)
– Over head
– with multiplexes
– 744
– 5-high pirouette
– 1 up, 4 up
– with catches behind back and half-pirouettes
– Backcrosses
– with 5-high pirouette back to back crosses
– 94444, 11 444444 with bounce
– 1/2 and full 5-high pirouettes. Also 5-high half-pirouette, catch two, full pirouette (total 1.5) to juggle
– with head bounce for a full minute
– into juggle all 6 and back into 5 with head bounce (sometimes big ball thrown behind the back directly into head bounce)

6 BALLS (15:25)
– with head bounce for about 30 seconds
– into juggle all 7 and back into 6 with head bounce (sometimes big ball thrown behind the back directly into head bounce)
– 3 in one hand pirouettes in each hand
– multiplexes
– shower, multiplex shower

7 BALLS (18:00)
– With head bounce to head balance
– Half-shower with occasional behind the back throws
– Over the head
– with multiplexes
– 5 high pirouette to juggle (not overhead)
– Multiplexes
– High throw to bounce back into 7
– Backcrosses for about 7 throws
– Shower for a few throws

8 BALLS (21:49)
– Fountain (best around 170 throws)
– With ball balanced on head (about 20 throws)
– With ball bouncing on head (about 16 throws)

9 BALLS (26:35)
– Cascade (best around 84 throws)
– With ball balanced on head (about 15 throws)
– With ball bouncing on head (about 11 throws)
– Juggle to toss back to Nick catching in net

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Thanks!

What a great first month we had! There are so many people to thank for the initial success of the ezine. The ezine team is David Landowne, Dave Pawson, Erin Stephens, and Scott Seltzer. What a great group of people taking initiative and making sure that things get done, and done well. In the first month, we probably had more …

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Vote for the Ezine’s Name

Get into the election fever and help us choose a name for the ezine. Below is a list of over 100 names suggested for this ezine. What do you like best? Air Airborn All about Juggling Anti-gravity Balls-in-the-air Cascades Catch Catch This Catch Up Catch What You Throw Up Catch-up on Juggling Caught in the Act Clubs, Balls, Rings & …