IJA Tricks of the Month by Mimi hoops from Mexico |Juggling hoops and rollerskating

Hello, my name is Noemi Vazquez, I am originally from Guadalajara Jalisco in Mexico. I’ve been practicing juggling with hula hoops for nine years and now I do it on classic skates. I love the adrenaline of trying new things. The music is from my favorite local local band, NEPTUNA, and the video was created by my good friend Julio, …

Interview with Carlos Muñoz “Sombra”

Sombra. Photo: Norbi Whitney (2014). (Haz clic aquí para español.) Carlos Muñoz “Sombra” is one of the best jugglers in South America and a benchmark for the creative style of juggling in the world. He was born in Antofagasta, Atacama Desert, Chile, in 1984. He began his artistic career in early 2000, with the theatrical theories of the Frenchman Jacques …

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

(Haz clic aquí para español.) November 25 is the commemorative day against violence against women. This scourge has increased in recent years, according to United Nations UN Women reports. This organization estimates that two out of every three women have suffered some type of violence or know someone who suffered it during the pandemic. Although many countries have carried out …

Juggling Kids – Part 2

(Haz clic aquí para español.) In the first part of the “Juggling Kids” series (you can read it here) I talked about the story of Jim and Val. Now, we will see the incredible process of four juggler girls who, without a doubt, will contribute significantly to the future of juggling and the circus. The Fiery Jack family Gordon Jack, …

Juggling Kids – Part 1

(Haz clic aquí para español.) Juggling is one of the most complete activities for the physical and mental training of a child. Some of the benefits are: it helps with self-esteem and confidence; contributes to motor skills, agility, flexibility, coordination and balance; improves concentration, logic, understanding and socialization. Therefore, children greatly benefit from learning to juggle with at least three …

World Hoop Day 2021

(Haz clic aquí para español.) The first Saturday in October marks the international day of the hula hoop. Every year more cities and more people join this tribute. In 2021, the presencial events were, for the most part, in countries of the American continent, which we will see below. However, there were a couple of stunt compilation videos spearheaded by …

Khosrov Abdullayev – Juggler, Illusionist and Circus Performer

(Haz clic aquí para español.) “The idea of challenging myself in the genre of illusion, of looking at this ancient genre in my own way, lived in me for many years. The illusion attracted me with the opportunity to prepare a large circus…” Khosrov Abdullayev Khosrov was no ordinary artist; His ambition for exploration and innovation led him to create …

History of Juggling Games: Volleyclub

EJC 2010 Joensuu, Finland. (Haz clic aquí para español.) I have written about the history of combat juggling and I also did an article about joggling. In this third part, we will see the beginnings and evolution of one of the most popular and important games in juggling festivals in the world: Volleyclub. Its popularity is, in part, thanks to …

Interview with Domenyk La Terra

(Haz clic aquí para español.) Domenyk La Terra is considered one of the best jugglers of this generation. He was born in Melbourne, Australia, on July 22, 1999, although some confuse his nationality. His artistic career is relatively short, as he has been juggling for just 7 years. His videos show great research into ball manipulation, creating extremely difficult tricks, …