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 …

Passing siteswaps with five clubs

Parsnip

Passing Siteswaps with five clubs Hi – my name is Brook and I’m a passing addict.  I’m going to be writing a series of articles with passing ideas to try – generally geared towards things I like doing.  I’ll try and keep a balance between more accessible and more challenging in terms of juggling difficulty, although they may all be …

Winners – Video Tutorial Contest 2014

Hey jugglers!  It’s time to award some prizes! This year, the Video Tutorial Contest had 22 entries from 6 countries (watch the full playlist).  Though a relatively sparse field, this year’s entries were all particularly strong.  The judges had quite a hard time determining the winners. A huge thank-you to all of our judges, to the vendors who donated several thousand dollars’ worth …

Video Tutorial Contest 2014!

    Hey everyone! I’m delighted to announce the 5th annual IJA Video Tutorial Contest. This event is an online educational throwdown open to all jugglers, object manipulators, flow artists, and physical performers across all disciplines.  A panel of expert judges will evaluate all entries and score them according to their educational-, production-, and entertainment values.  The top ten videos are awarded …