Otedama – Japanese Children’s Juggling Game

(Haz clic aquí para español.) In Japan, there is a traditional way of juggling that is now reborn thanks to a group of people who promote its practice. Otedama is a non-competitive game in which bean-bag balls are used, usually made at home. The challenge is to test your agility by catching the most balls in one hand, while throwing …

Jugglers of the World – Santi Malabari

(Haz clic aquí para español.) “What’s your full name?” “You mean my full, real, secret name that almost nobody in the juggling community knows?!?” “Yes.” “I don’t know if I can tell you that!” He did indeed tell me! But I’m sorry, readers, I promised not to tell. Santi Malabari, as he is known throughout the juggling community, has chosen …

Historical Jugglers Quipzle – Winners!

A couple weeks ago, we unleashed the Historical Jugglers Quipzle and it was a resounding success. There are quite a number of uber intelligent jugglers who submitted solutions. Here, again is the Quipzle: Theme: Historical jugglers Figure out the famous historical juggler or juggling act to solve the Quipzle (Commas separate names, and dashes separate syllables of a name) Example: Looked …

IJA Tricks of the Month by William Alejandro from Mexico | Juggling

My name is William Alejandro Hernández. I started juggling at the age of fifteen at the DFT shop. I like that you can always add different moves to your tricks that make them completely new. In this video I share some ideas with balls and clubs. I thank Miztli Velázquez for being my master, Pol Wilson for recording and editing, …

What Am I?

I was honored when Eric Shibuya reached out to me to submit an article as a prominent black juggler for eJuggle. On one hand, it feels great to have your art and progress affirmed, to have your effort acknowledged, and on the other hand I have mixed feelings about the term black, that however is something I will address as …

The History of 6 Club Juggling

There is no more iconic juggling prop than the juggling club. Balls are used in lots of sports and activities. Rings aren’t obviously a juggling prop to most non-jugglers. But if someone sees three club-like objects, they immediately think of juggling. Today we will look at the early history of solo juggling with 6 clubs. However, let’s review the history …

Maruichi Senoh – Japan’s oldest juggling master

(Haz clic aquí para español.) Master Senoh has on his back the legacy of more than 400 years of history of traditional Japanese performing arts: Edo Daikagura. This style comes from the Kagura (entertainment for the gods), and from Edo (from the Edo or Tokugawa period). It began as a religious rite to ward off evil spirits and welcome the …

IJA Tricks of the Month by Lisa Komatsubara from New Zealand | Juggling balls and clubs

My name is Lisa Komatsubara, and I’m a professional juggler from Auckland, New Zealand. I’ve been juggling for over 14 years now and mainly specialize in juggling balls and clubs. This video was filmed in my beautiful hometown Devonport, New Zealand. You can follow my juggling here: https://www.youtube.com/LisaJuggler https://www.instagram.com/lisajuggler/