Archive for October, 2012

Luke Wilson Memorial Donations

Monday, October 29th, 2012

At the start of October we were saddened to hear of the passing of inspirational Club juggler – Luke Wilson .

Sam Veale has set up a Just Giving page

Luke lost his battle with oesophageal cancer on October 3rd 2012. He was just a few weeks short of his 36th birthday. His family have nominated Macmillan Cancer Support in honour of the help they provided in the final months of Luke’s life

If you’ve ever Juggled or manipulated anything, please go make a donation, even if if you can only afford just £1 pound. Or perhaps you’ve ever thought that you’d like to make a small donate to MoM as a website, then heres your chance, we don’t need it, give it to Lukes fund.

If you need more information, here is a post by Stevoid on jugglehub, including a link to an obituary in The Stage.
With additional info in the post by Jay Linn.

See also,Luke’s Blog on Circus Geeks, with a wonderful memorial post by Arron Sparks which includes this great tutorial by Luke on how to learn 3 club kick ups:
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Typically Luke, well considered, precise, incredibly technical, inspirational and showing the high standards that Luke set in everything he did.
Luke you are very sadly missed.

Lucas Aguirre ”Watch Out!”

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

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This is Lucas Aguirre, a young juggler from the USA with vicious club juggling. His sequences are full of cause and effect where an arm shoots up to catch a club and sets free the club that was previously trapped under his arms and so on. This makes the juggling very fast, dense, and brain stretching to watch. He’s economical with his throws and lavish with how many tricks he uses. Every throws and catch is take full advantage of. I appreciate his bravery at throwing big body moves after each other and sweating so we can have these crazy moments to watch!

Gustaf Rosell ”Sorry won’t cut it”

Monday, October 22nd, 2012
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Gustaf Rosell with ball body throws, bounce, and balance combinations. This zen master is throwing 7 up pirouettes from a cold start directly to a collect with the last ball landing in an elbow balance. His technique is not only high in a transitional sense of catching and throwing with precision but he has figured out how to make incredibly accurate bounce with balls off of his body. Sending them off different sides of the elbows, behind the neck, and performing elbow bounces synch with drops from the same side hand to backwards leg catches. He has really developed his own style of working where it looks like no one else!

Yanazo – Contact Juggling JJF2012 performance

Sunday, October 14th, 2012

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Yanazo demonstrating perfect control to win first prize at the Japanese Juggling Convention 2012.
His exquisite speed control shown with 1 ball is absolutely phenomenal.
More on Yanazo’s youtube channel.

A Foreigner at the Japan Juggling Festival 2012

Monday, October 8th, 2012

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Teku has filmed and edited 12 minutes of footage of JJF which will make you wish you were there. 😀
As well as plenty of great juggling and cigar boxes, here are some highlights for Contact Jugglers.
0:50 Toe balance and 3 ball chest roll
2:10 Sweet foot to hand roll
6:00 Bounce elbow passing
6:50 Nice rolling things