Vintage “Learn To Juggle” Sets: 1949 – 1976

Most jugglers are quite familiar with Juggling for the Complete Klutz, the 2.5 million selling book (with attached set of three cube shaped beanbags) written by John Cassidy, Darrell Lorentzen, and B.C. Rimbeaux. It’s influence on popular culture and in the juggling world since its publication in 1977 is quite significant. However, it certainly wasn’t the first juggling set intended …

2012 Festival Video Part 3: Teams Competition

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Here we have the complete Teams Competition from the 2012 Festival! Competitors include: The Kikyo Brothers, Kentokaito, Daniel and Dominik, The Canaval Twins, and The Institute of Jugglology. More videos from the 2012 festival will be released soon!

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The Name Game

The IJA’s Youth Education Program (YEP) is looking for a new name, and we want your ideas!  We’re looking for something fun which will appeal to kids and teens of all ages, in any country. The name will be chosen by our current YEP organizers (Ellen Winters, Erin Stephens, Bekah Smith, and Nathan Wakefield). If your name is chosen you …

IJA Tricks of the Month October “8 Circonvencion Mexicana 2013”

This month’s “Tricks of the month” was recorded from October 31st to November 3rd on Hacienda de la Luna, Morelos, México. In this edition we fused tricks with some of the locations in the convention and also some of the best tricks in the shows. Eyal does a 5 up 360 with 7 balls and qualifies 9 balls. Jorge, Jafet, …

Massimiliano Truzzi – Legendary Juggler

Born in Lodz, Poland on December 4, 1903, Massimiliano Truzzi belonged to a famous Russian / Italian circus family. He learned to juggle from his father, who was an equestrian juggler, as well as from the legendary Enrico Rastelli, who worked for Circus Truzzi in Russia. In 1940 he came to the United States to work for the Ringling Brothers, …

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2012 Festival Video Part 2: Youth Showcase and Juniors Competition

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It's time for another batch of 2012 Festival Videos! These videos are completely free for viewing to IJA members. In this post, we take a look at some great up and coming jugglers that took to the stage at the 2012 IJA Festival by presenting the Youth Showcase and the Juniors Competition. There are still plenty of festival videos to come, so be sure to check back regularly.

– Youth Showcase
Here is a great montage video of the many talented jugglers that performed during the Youth Showcase show during the 2012 Festival.

– Juniors Competition
In this video, we present uncut routines from the Juniors Competitors. Performers include Danny Gratzer, Ethan Robison, Kellin Quinn, Jack Denger, Yoko Ono, and Ashley Ellis.

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Be Funnier With Scotty Meltzer: Doctoring Jokes

“Doctor, the audience doesn’t laugh when I do this.” “Don’t do that.” To be a successful comedy writer, either for your own act or for others, you need to do more than write jokes. You also need to be able to fix jokes. Along with being a joke writer, you have to be a joke doctor. Now sure, you could …

IJA Challenge – 3 Ball Blind Box

Congratulations to Adam S. for winning last month’s challenge for the largest object juggled in a cascade under a standard household roof, managing to juggle 2 garbage bags, inflated to a full 8 cubic feet! You can view his winning video entry here. As the winner he will be receiving a full one year IJA Membership and $40 in IJA …

2012 IJA Festival Video Part 1: Gym Highlights, Joggling, Kendama, and More!

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The time has come! We are excited to bring you the first batch of videos from our 2012 festival video release. This is a first for the IJA, as traditionally, the festival video has only been available on VHS or DVD for purchase. Now, we are posting the entire 2012 festival video online, completely free to IJA members! Tune in regularly for new batches of videos for your viewing pleasure.

– Opening Montage

The 65th annual International Jugglers’ Association Festival took place July 16-22, 2012 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This opening video includes highlights from the week of festivities.

– Joggling

Clips from the 2012 World Joggling Championships, including the return of Albert Lucas.

– North American Kendama Open

Kendama was going strong in Winston-Salem with the North American Kendama open.

– Planting the Juggling Seed

Highlights from the Planting the Juggling Seed show, a free event that is put on for local youth. Performers include: Matt Hall, Cindy Marvell, St. Ignatius Circus Co., Reggie Moore, Christopher Haaser, Heather Marriott, Neil Jordaan, Ashley Ellis, Kellin Quinn, and Dave Finnigan.

– Gym

A highlight video of some of the action that took place inside of the gym.

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You can copy and paste this URL to see the trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SuCwOSv9vo