eJuggle: Tutorials

The Modern Manipulator – A Juggling Book From 1910

I have a very good library of juggling books, including many volumes that are quite old. Recently I was looking over an old bibliography of juggling books and noticed a couple that I wasn’t aware of. One of these was a book from 1910 called The Modern Manipulator by Carl Martell. I contacted my fellow juggling historian Erik Aberg and …

Ball Spinning: History, Performers, and Tips – Part 2

As I stated in part one of this series, I get asked a wide variety of juggling related questions on a daily basis. One of the areas I get asked the most about is the topic of ball spinning. I’ve had to type the same basic information about ball spinning over and over again, so I thought I could help …

Ball Spinning: History, Performers, and Tips – Part 1

As a professional juggler, juggling historian, and juggling coach, I get asked a wide variety of juggling related questions on a daily basis. One of the areas I get asked the most about is the topic of ball spinning. I’ve had to type the same basic information about ball spinning over and over again, so I thought I could help …

Joe Marsh’s Novelty Juggling Tricks – Volume 3

Joe Marsh was a well-known British juggler famous for inventing the Golf Club Balance Trick. Joe was also a cartoonist and loved to create cartoons and sketches of obscure novelty juggling tricks. I have a large collection of these that appeared in the Juggler’s Bulletins and IJA Newsletters during the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s. Today I want to share some …

Joe Marsh’s Novelty Juggling Tricks – Volume 2

Joe Marsh was a well-known British juggler famous for inventing the Golf Club Balance Trick. Joe was also a cartoonist and loved to create cartoons and sketches of obscure novelty juggling tricks. I have a large collection of these that appeared in the Juggler’s Bulletins and IJA Newsletters during the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s. Today I want to share some …

Joe Marsh’s Novelty Juggling Tricks – Volume 1

Joe Marsh was a well-known British juggler famous for inventing the Golf Club Balance Trick, which you can see below. You can see Joe performing in the follow video, taken from the film Follow A Star (1959). Joe Marsh juggling in ‘Follow A Star’ 1959 Joe was also a cartoonist and loved to create cartoons and sketches of obscure juggling …

Winners! – 6th Annual Video Tutorial Contest – 2016

Hey everyone! It’s time to wrap up the 2016 Video Tutorial Contest.  This was the sixth edition of the event, which started in the Fall of 2009.  To date, the contest has brought 291 tutorials to the web – free for anyone to learn from.  Tutorial Contest entries have been viewed well over one million times, and form over 50 …

Cobra Coin Catching – A Skill You Can Learn In A Day

The first time I saw the skill now known as cobra coin catching was in the 1980s, when famed comedy juggler Michael Davis performed it in his television special. However, the trick is more than 100 years old. It was included in the book Juggling Secrets by Will Goldston, which was published in 1911. Here is an illustration of the …

Fun with Multiplexes

The multiplex is common knowledge among the juggling community. Used as a fancy start for a routine, a photo-opportunity (1-up 4-up anyone?) or for a quick bail-out after a bad catch, many jugglers have mastered one or two multiplex tricks. Due to all the possible combinations of throws in a multiplex, the variation in these types of tricks can become …