World Hoop day in Latin America

(Haz clic aquí para español.) October was the month of the hoop. The twists of the big ring were celebrated in Latin America, despite the social difficulties the world is going through. Hoop groups joined efforts and knowledge to pay tribute to hooping. Virtual connections were created with experts; talks, workshops, competitions, prerecorded and live presentations were held. Dozens of …

2020 World Joggling Championships Take Place Online

By Len Ferman SUMMARY: When the COVID-19 pandemic suddenly shut down the sports world in March, Emily Moore, director of the World Joggling Championships (running while juggling) had a back-up plan ready to go. Several months earlier a brainstorming session had developed the idea of an online championships in which competitors submit videos of their performances. The idea was thought …

2019 IJA Fest Review

This year’s IJA Festival in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, provided a forum for jugglers to excel and enjoy what they do best. This year’s festival was organized by David Cain –  juggling chronicler, performer, and competitor. The festival, which was primarily held at the Grand Wayne Convention Center in Ft. Wayne, offered some of the best versions of activities the IJA …

The European Juggling Convention 2019 – Review – Newark on Trent (UK)

The European Juggling Convention 2019 – Newark (UK) The European Juggling Convention is the largest juggling event in the world, held in a different European country each year. 2019 saw the EJC arrive at the Newark Showground in Nottinghamshire (UK). Here follows my account of the 9-day convention. Saturday Travel As part of our conditioning towards a successful EJC, Ed …

The 20th Bungay Balls Up Juggling Convention – Review

The 20th Bungay Balls Up – Review According to the website, “Bungay Balls Up is a laid back juggling convention based on a small, traditionally run farm in the heart of the rural Suffolk countryside.“ I went on a mission to discover the truth of the matter once and for all. SPOILER: It’s True.   Saturday – Travel I made …

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The Israeli Juggling Convention 2019 – Review

A small group us us went over to the 26th Israeli Juggling Convention. Here are all of things that I saw and I did, mixed in you may find information about the actual convention. Friday – Pre-Travel – Leg 1 I met with Ed at Kings Cross Station, and where else but platform 9 3/4 ? When I arrived, he …

IRC East Asia 2018 – IJA Regional Competition Highlights

IRC East Asia

The IJA Regional Competition – IRC East Asia 2018 took place at the Asian International Diabolo Cup (AIDC) in Taipei, Taiwan on the 26th of May. This was the first IRC to be held in this region of the world. The AIDC is a prestigious diabolo competition that has been running since 2005 and welcomes diabolists from throughout Asia to attend …

IRC Eurasia 2018 – IJA Regional Competition

IRC Eurasia

The IJA Regional Competition – IRC Eurasia 2018 took place at the Russian Juggling Convention (RJC) in Saint Petersburg on the 29th of June. This was the first IRC to be held in this region of the world. The convention was 5 days long and was attended by over 300 people – the most well attended RJC to date. This …

IRC South America 2018 Highlights Video – IJA Regional Competition

IRC South America

The IJA Regional Competition – IRC South America 2018 took place at the Paraguay Circus Convention in Encarnación, Paraguay on the 19th of October. The convention was 5 days long and was attended by over 800 people.  There was a diverse representation of jugglers from many South American countries, including Chile, Colombia, Brazil, Venezuela, Ecuador, Argentina, Paraguay, and Peru.  There …