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I began juggling a little over four years ago. I began with Contact Juggling, a type of juggling that involves taking one or more balls and rolling them around your body. A great example, and my personal favorite video, is Elements. Another great video is JCJC.

Now that you've been wowed by contact juggling, I hope you want to learn. By the best resource, and the way I taught myself without knowing anyone else in person who did it, is ContactJuggling.org. You can find everything you'd need to know on that wiki. Another great resource is the .org Forum, where you can talk to, connect, and learn from other Contact Jugglers. With these resources, and a ton of practice, you can amaze everyone with your contact juggling, and have fun doing it!

Now, "a ton of practice" is bolded above for a reason. Contact Juggling, like any form of Juggling, takes hours and hours of practice, failure, and patience. Along with Juggling, Patience is a skill that you will learn from juggling (I know I learned it), and I believe that Patience is an extremely useful for Social Innovation, and life in general.

As a note, the most common excuse I hear people say for not learning some type of juggling is, "I don't have the coordination." Coordination is a skill. It can be learned and improved. One way of doing this is through juggling!

Good luck! Learn Patience! Don't be Discouraged!

If you need help, want to learn more, etc. Don't hesitate to ask me ore post on the forum there.

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Comment by Emil Dimitrov on March 10, 2010 at 1:58am
Okontape is amazing! He looks like a wizard juggling his crystal ball.
Comment by Damian Baeslack on March 10, 2010 at 2:15am
I've always wanted to learn to juggle...
Comment by James Folkestad on March 10, 2010 at 3:11am
He makes it look so natural - although it has to be so difficult.
Comment by Thom on March 10, 2010 at 2:39pm
Definitely recommend this. I learned about some very important obstacles I didn't really know about before when I learned to juggle three objects.

One of things I found fascinating was there seemed to be a turning-point: once I got past it, nothing could stop me except myself. It's not the same as having it told to you, though. I think it's something that has to be experienced firsthand, especially when attempting to learn something new.

I learned juggling from the Klutz book that came with cubes of cloth-encased, crushed walnut shells. It only took a few days, and that was just a few minutes every now and then. Long, tiring durations aren't really necessary, it's the quality of the practice that matters. However, I've always wanted to do more contact juggling. I'm glad to have this reminder. :-)


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