Two Novel Methods of Teaching A Three Ball Cascade

When teaching very young children to juggle, most jugglers choose to use scarves to try to slow down the juggling pattern. This addresses the biggest challenge that young children face in learning a three ball cascade, which is the problem of hand speed. However, the use of scarves has one very giant drawback. There is very little carry over of …

IJA Ball Juggling Tutorial – Inverted Box – Mike Moore – Patreon Sponsored

Mike Moore finally releases a tutorial on one of the fundamentals of 3 ball juggling: inverted box. Be sure to give it a try! Post your progress and tag @artifaxiom on instagram for feedback (or to show off!) This video was made possible by the generous donors who have given to the IJA through Patreon! If you would like to …

IJA Ball Juggling Tutorial – Dots Patterns – Mike Moore – Patreon Sponsored

Mike Moore teaches the grips and form necessary for anyone who wants to try out the exciting world of DOTS.  Mike was originally shown dots by the legendary Michael Falkov in 2013.  Finally, he’s able to help others learn them as well! This video was made possible by the generous donors who have given to the IJA through Patreon! If …

Functional Juggling Warm Ups – [Pearls of Juggling Articles]

There are many ways to warm into juggling. – This includes the juggler’s all time favourite… of not warming up at all! 🙂 Some of us train progressively with props, starting off perhaps with just one prop. Others enjoy jogging, (or joggling), skipping a rope, push and pull up type exercises… Others like Yoga based exercises and perhaps Feldenkreis or Alexander …

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 …