Hijacking in period 5 patterns

This article describes how to switch between period 5 patterns and then extends this idea to period 5 feeds. Hijacking in why not? Adam and Brenda are passing why not? Brenda decides she wants to do five count popcorn, so she hijacks the pattern, and Adam is left passing five club why not?Brenda’s pattern for why not? is pass self pass heff …

Period 5 feeds

At the IJA festival Adam, Brenda, and Chris were inspired by the period 5 patterns workshop and wanted to pass together. Adam could do most of the patterns at the workshop, although he struggled with the seven club patterns. Brenda is an experienced passer and could do all the patterns at the workshop. Chris is relatively new to passing so …

Period 5 patterns / four handed siteswaps

The recipe •Take any siteswap. I’m going to choose the five object pattern 78622. •Subtract 4 from every number to give a derived siteswap. My derived siteswap is 342-2-2. (Despite the negative numbers, this is still theoretically a siteswap)! •Number the beats in a causal diagram as follows: •Now for the first beat, 1, add the first number in the …

Tricks in three count / causal diagrams

Causal diagrams were created by Martin Frost and they are the best tool for recording passing patterns and creating new ones. I will explain them by describing some tricks in three count, that way if nothing else, you can learn some nice tricks! But hopefully it will encourage you to try learning patterns by reading causal diagrams, and ideally you …

Three person runarounds

Traffic lights At the IJA festival you make two new friends. The three of you have never passed together before, so you’ll probably start by passing a two count feed with tricks. There’s a good chance that one of the tricks will be running across the pattern. Chris starts feeding Brenda and Diane. Chris passes two count alternating his passes …

Passing Post: Feeding on Chocolate Bars

The Chocolate Box You’re at the IJA festival with four other passers and you want to do an ambidextrous passing pattern. You should try the chocolate box. This is a Madison pattern where two people feed on chocolate bars and three feedees pass on three count. Here chocolate bar is a passing rhythm: pass pass self self, so called because …

2 Count Podcast – Feb 2012 – Rich Kohut and Matt Hall

IJA 2 Count Podcast for February 2012, hosted by Richard Kohut and Matt Hall.  This month on the podcast we feature a run down of the IJA festival events and schedule, along with covering the ending of the ezine name contest.  Our Juggler of the Month is Michael Karas, and out article of the month is by Luke Wilson, all …

3rd Annual IJA Video Tutorial Contest – March 1st – 31st

Hey folks! It’s my distinct pleasure to announce the the 3rd annual IJA Video Tutorial Contest!  The contest, which will take place from March 1st to March 31st, 2012 looks to be the largest and most exciting tutorial contest to date! Entrants film tutorial videos, upload them to Juggling.tv and YouTube.com, and submit them via the entry form, which will be …