Archive for the ‘Multiball Contact’ Category

The return of Metra

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

Japanese contact juggler Metra, who has been featured on this blog many times before, has returned after several years absence from the scene with a set of new videos and new techniques. I’m especially impressed with his style of small silicon ball multiball, and many of the techniques he showcases in this video are totally new to me.

Metra linked me to several videos that he was using as inspiration, check out these clips below for a completely different approach to ‘palmspinning’ technique.

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7 Days of Multiball – An online tutorial series

Friday, August 22nd, 2014
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Ryan Mellors has released a massive tutorial series for multiball contact with 5+ hours of workshop and instruction. And it’s still growing with more updates coming soon. This is the biggest tutorial series ever!

- 7 Days of lessons, with each day broken down into morning/afternoon/evening.

- Streaming online, no need for a huge download

- Special guests like Moon, Tessy, Chris Murdoch, Pilolip, Yorgos join me to share their own unique approach to multiball

- Updates coming soon! The tutorial continues to grow, with a big update being planned for late October/November 2014.

Join the workshop now for only $25, spend a week with Ryan and level up your palmspinning skills!

Registration information can be found here:  http://www.runwaystudiosla.com/#!multiballworkshop/cy1n

Joseph Viatte – ball juggling

Sunday, February 16th, 2014
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2 years ago all my friends in Europe started asking me ” have you met this young kid Joseph? He is amazing.”

I later met him at the Swiss juggling convention was deeply impressed by his passion for contact juggling. I immediately subscribed to his youtube channel, Juggling for Cake and he has released some great contact and multiball and 8ring stuff. Seriously just click those links.

They are all full of stuff you’ve never thought of before but it is brilliant. I should have been posting all of them on the Ministry all year, but these recent 3ball videos are just too good so here ya go, this is Joseph and he is seriously one of the best new contemporary jugglers that exist.

Multiball Tutorial – Update

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

Thanks to all who helped me reach the funding goal. The week has begun! Only 3 days left to join the workshop, don’t miss your chance to pre-register for this massive 7 hour+ tutorial series, only $15 until December 21st. http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/7-days-of-multiball-a-tutorial/x/4987095

Ryans “7 Days of Multiball” Indiegogo campaign

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013
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I have an Indiegogo page for a new project this winter:  An in-depth multiball tutorial video series. Click “read more” for info and video… (more…)

Thomas Johansson – Mellow in the Meadow

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013


Thomas Johansson’s latest video.
Beautiful contact juggling.

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. :D
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

Moon – Clouds

Sunday, July 15th, 2012
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Here there’s an old 1 ball contact juggling video. I was pretty sure it has been posted here..but I was wrong.
Hope you like it!

Calvos Contact Jugglers Promo

Monday, June 25th, 2012

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Calvos Contact Jugglers are an elegant and unique walkabout act combining graceful crystal ball juggling, statuesque stilt walking and beautiful cirque-style costuming.

Performers: Calvos Contact Jugglers: Jago Parfitt, Dimitri Ogden, Thomas Johansson, Dave Knox, Stewart Pemberton
Film By: Tim Royle 2nd Camera: Matt Hilton
Director: Jago Parfitt
Lighting: Richard Owen
Music: ‘Elements’ performed by Data Romance. Facbook Twiter
Artist appears courtesy of SQE Music.
Motion Graphics: Thomas Johansson
Special Thanks To:
Russell Lane and The University of Bolton Performing Arts Department (UK) for use of their studio.
Grace Billings for fabulous hooping.
Holly Wallace for advice and reference.

Possessed hand – Digital human

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

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News from the future, they’re proposing this as a way to help learn to play a musical instrument. Mortal fools, wasting their time playing musical instruments, when they could be juggling.
More info, only in Japan.
One day, we won’t need to practice contact juggling, we will download tricks directly into our brain implants. Ahead of the game, MoM have a new introductory offer: We will sell you palm spinning 10 balls-in-1 hand for just £10. (You supply the balls).

Cate Flaherty – balls and balancing

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

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Hand balancing and contact juggling on youtube.
Cate Flaherty performing a well choregraphed act contact juggling, juggling, some solid hand balancing, acrobatics and dance. Great stuff.

The Good Life (of a Juggler)

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012
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This video begins by showing a kendama battle; a group of kendama enthusiasts throwing a series of increasingly complex tricks in a backyard competition. The small crowd explodes with excitement when the winner throws his final move, they celebrate together as if this was THE main event of the year. As a viewer, it is a unique glimpse into a very small world.

This is a collection of those awesome moments that happen when you are in the company of amazing people (and the camera just happens to be pointing in the right direction at the right time) Kyle Johnson makes the best videos, and I think he understands what this ‘ministry’ thing is all about better than we do.

Also, Canada boxes :)