Results – Video Tutorial Contest 2013!

Hey, folks!      What a contest!  This year’s event drew a whopping 72 videos from 7 countries, representing a wide variety of juggling and circus disciplines.  (You can see this year’s entries all on our YouTube account if you haven’t seen them all already!)      To date, the IJA’s annual Video Tutorial Contest has produced 217 tutorial videos …

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IJA Funny Caption Contest #2

First of all, “Thanks” to everyone who made entries and participated in the first contest. There were some very funny entries. As difficult as it was, we have decided on a winner. The winner of the first Photo Caption contest is Lightning Jack and his comment “Soon Ethel got hungry, and converted the juggling exhibition to a demonstration of the …

Be Funnier with Scotty Meltzer: Tag, You’re It!

One of the biggest differences between amateur joke tellers and professional comedians is their use of tags. A tag, also called a “capper,” “topper,” “kicker,” or “follow up,” is a gag that uses the previous joke as its setup. Tags are one of the most powerful weapons in your comedy arsenal because it’s easier to keep an audience laughing than …

IJA Challenge – Shortest Object Balanced on One Finger

Hello, and thanks for coming to the IJA Challenge! The IJA Challenge is a monthly video contest put forth to the juggling community, in which anyone with a video camera to record an attempt with compete for a juggling/manipulation based world record set by Richard Kohut, the winners of which receive prizes for their achievement in breaking or tying his …

Message from the Chair, March 2013

Let me start off with a piece of mildly interesting trivia, so I can give you the answer at the end: without looking at our roster, which 3 states in the United States have the most IJA members as of our last published roster? We meet again. There isn’t necessarily a lot of news to share with you, but some …

Countdown To IJA Festival!

66th Annual IJA Juggling Festival July 15-21, 2013 ● Bowling Green ● Ohio ● USA Confirmed Performers: Jeton the Gentleman Juggler, Steven Ragatz, Rob Torres, Jay Gilligan, Thomas Dietz, Svetlana Zueva Early Bird Registration: now through April 20. Regular Pre-Registration: April 21-June 20. For more details or to register, go to www.juggle.org/festival/

Five person weaves

At this year’s IJA festival in Bowling Green Ohio, you might be trying some four person passing patterns, when a fifth person asks to join in. I used to think that five people was an awkward number for passing patterns, but it turns out that there are quite a few very nice patterns! Mr inside, Mr outside weave This is …