2022 IJA Festival Championships and Competitions Results

(日本語はこちら) Competitions, both serious and silly, make up many of the events at the yearly IJA Festival. The 2022 Festival was no different. Here are the results of the various competitions that took place. XJuggling XJuggling (Extreme Juggling) is a best-trick type of competition created by Jack Kalvan. Below are the competition categories and winners of each category. 3 Balls: …

Juggling World Records 2022

(Haz clic aquí para español.) This year, the world records have been surprising: there are broken records that, it was thought, could never be surpassed. Others, for example, are new and are there for some juggler to try to overcome. The following juggling world records were made in this year and are of all kinds: from endurance to number of …

Juggling News June 2022

Another month, another juggling news! Eivind Dragsjø’s Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpwOj6nn06yiENe3zdGxXtA Jugglers included: Bence Ónodi – 5 ring 6×4 world record Ahlio Louco – IJA Tricks of the month Isidora Adeley – IJA Tricks of the month Kotara Minami – 3 club lazies world record Kellin Quinn – ROG Vlog Tricks I don’t want you to steal Lauge Benjaminsen – Final improvement …

World Juggling Day 2022 – Latin America

(Haz clic aquí para español.) As is tradition in this great community, World Juggling Day is celebrated on the Saturday closest to the date of the commemoration of the founding of the International Jugglers Association (IJA), which was June 17, 1947. The foundation of the IJA association began at the convention of the Brotherhood of Magicians in Pennsylvania, in June …

Juggling News May 2022

Another month, another juggling news! Eivind Dragsjø’s Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpwOj6nn06yiENe3zdGxXtA Jugglers included: Zixuan Wang – 5 ball reverse world record (6m31s) Ian Juggles – Insta Jonah Botnivick Greenhouse – DB97531 with rings Jonglissimo – Breaking the 12 club world record with 13 clubs (102 catches) Kenta Hara – 6th person to flash 6 diabolos high Nicolas Fuentes – IJA Tricks of …

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 …

Zirka – Ukrainian Solidarity Circus

(Haz clic aquí para español.) Zirka’s presentations at Terra Botánica ended on June 5. However, the displaced, the wounded, the dead and the missing in Ukraine continue to rise. How to explain to the world, in one hour, the terrible consequences of the war in Ukraine with the art of the circus? An answer to the previous question would be …

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, …

Art and Juggling for Ukrainian Children

(Haz clic aquí para español.) (日本語はこちら) Since the beginning of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict, more than 6.5 million people, including men, women, boys, and girls, have left Ukraine to take refuge in European countries such as Poland, Romania, Slovakia, among others, according to data from the international organization for migrations, associated with the UN. According to UNICEF, since February 24, 2022, …