IJA Tricks of the Month by Hiroki Kamei from Japan /Diabolo

  Hiroki Kamei IJA 2016 stage championships 1st place YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/KAMExcalibur Age:28 Japan Produced by PYGMIX studio (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjWmPvZgfK0MmD0-uu6wldw) Camera 1: Kengo Kido (https://www.youtube.com/user/yoyorecreation) Camera 2 & Music: Arata Urawa (https://www.youtube.com/user/JugglerArata)

Music and Juggling

Both juggling and music can be exhausting to perform and becoming successful at either one relies heavily on one’s ability to develop muscle memory as well as focused, repetitive training. Having spent an immense amount of time practicing juggling and studying music, I have become interested in analyzing their similarities, differences, and how they can function together. There are some …

Songs About Juggling – Part 1

Juggling and music have many things in common. They each deal with rhythm and duration, can both be described mathematically, and both can be used to entertain both the practitioner and an audience. Most juggling acts are accompanied by music. There is even a long tradition of jugglers playing music while performing juggling tricks. I wrote an article on that …

IJA Tricks of the Month by Josh Mermelstein from USA | Juggling Balls

I’m Josh, a juggler from the US. I’m mostly interested in 3 and 4 ball patterns with lots of arm crossing. My favorite thing about juggling is that no matter how niche your interests are, there are other people who like the same things and are excited to talk to you about them. This video was filmed in London where …

Newly Discovered Film of the First IJA Conventions

1948 IJA Convention The archives of the Museum of Juggling History contain many hundreds of films, VHS tapes, and DVDs. Many of these have yet to be viewed or digitized due to time and financial constraints. Of all the films that have been viewed, one of the most remarkable is a film that shows at least the first, and probably …

Ryder Schwartz – Gone But Not Forgotten

Warren “Ryder” Schwartz was born Sept. 6, 1966. Growing up in Austin, Texas, he practiced gymnastics starting at age 3 and taught himself to juggle several years later after seeing Austin juggler Turk Pipkin perform.  Ryder took great joy in entertaining anyone who would watch. His performing career began at a Renaissance festival. At the age of 14, he was …

IJA Tricks of the Month by Flow Mayhem from USA / Rope Dart

Sam Tobey (Flow Mayhem) has been addicted to spinning rope dart for over four years. She discovered the martial/flow arts hybrid in 2015 at a festival and has been training in LA ever since. Sam is especially obsessed with musical synchronicity, and is very excited to be using the song “Sour” by Goopsteppa, as it has some great lyrics to …

The Invention and Reinvention of the Plastic Spinning Plate: Part 2

In Part 1 of this article, I detailed the creation of the plastic spinning plate by John Hyatt and his company, The Whirley Corporation, in 1958 and it’s great success. In this conclusion to the article, we’ll examine the many copycats that popped up to try to mimic the Whirley Whirler’s success, some unsuccessful variations on the design, it’s lasting …

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 …