IJA Tricks of the Month by Batist Van Baekel from Belgium | Juggling clubs

My name is Batist Van Baekel and I’m a 22 year old juggler from Belgium. I have been juggling for over 10 years, and this year I graduated from Codarts circus school and University of Arts in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. I’m honoured to present to you my IJA Tricks of the Month video, a small collection of some of my …

The Juggler Who Wakes Up with His Left Foot

(Haz clic aquí para español.) André, somehow, is aware that if the work accident in which he was involved had not taken his leg, juggling for him would continue to be a discipline unknown to circuses. The tragedy occurred in 2004, when André was working as a railway worker for a train company in Brazil. His right leg was caught …

Numbers Juggling With Plates and Discs

(日本語はこちら) Before rings were common place, jugglers used plates and discs in their acts. Even after rings became the more common flat, round prop, some jugglers continued to use the more difficult choice of discs and plates. Releasing more than 4 plates from your hands is quite difficult, and is therefore a very limiting factor. Nevertheless, history records some quite …

Interview with Angel Alvarado (Rubik’s Cube Juggler)

(Haz clic aquí para español.) Angel achieved world recognition after breaking the world record for solving three Rubik’s cubes while juggling. The challenge is one of the most difficult there is, so much so that few people have done it, among them, only two have been able to do it under five minutes. It’s incredible! “It’s not a gift,” Angel …

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: …

Tricks of the Month by Christofer Silva “Chrizes3” from Brazil | Juggling balls

“Greetings Earthlings” My name is Christofer Silva, but known as “Chrizes3″… I’m a NOMAD from Curitiba, a city located in the state of Paraná. South region of Brazil. I’m 26 years old and I’ve been juggling for almost 7 years in my life. And currently, I live and travel the world. Through the love of juggling for 6 years! I …

The Art of Plate Waltzing

(日本語はこちら) Plate Waltzing is a rare type of plate spinning  which goes back to at least the mid-1800s. It involves spinning upside down plates or bowls on the surface of a long table.  It may have been invented by famous magician and ventriloquist Signor Blitz (1810-1877). He was famous enough for performing plate waltzing that an actual waltz was written …

Diabolo Museum in China

(Haz clic aquí para español.) (日本語はこちら) Entrance to the diabolo museum. Photo: chinatoday.com For people who are not familiar with diabolo, it may sound incredible to know that in China there is a museum dedicated solely to the dissemination of this toy. Actually, there are two: the other is from France, but it is virtual, with very valuable information on …

IJA Tricks of the Month by David Bravo from Chile | Juggling clubs

Hello, my name is David, I am Chilean and I live in a town called Buin. I have been juggling for 12 years; I started as a child in school and I never stopped juggling. I love juggling because I think it is a unique way of expressing yourself at the same time a unique way to train body and …