Hobby How-To: Juggling

Juggling is like riding a bike. Once you learn how to do you’ll be able to do it the rest of your life. There’s not a lot of skill involved, but you will have to practice a couple of days to get good. I learned how to juggle about 3 years ago, and haven’t lost a bit of skill since. Your kids will love that their dad can juggle, your wife will love it that you can entertain the kids, and your buddies will think it’s great you can juggle half a six pack 😆

So why juggle?

  • It’s cool – People will stand in amazement at your perfected skills wondering how someone could dedicate their lives to such a meaningless activity.
  • It’s good for your brain – Not getting enough hand eye coordination from the Wii, PS3, or Xbox 360? Juggling is sure to hone your hand eye coordination and help reduce your chances of dealing with Alzheimers.
  • It’s good exercise – Okay, so it shouldn’t replace your daily workout routine, but it certainly will make you much more dexterous.

What do I need to juggle?
Beginners should start with three balls that are equal size and weight. Covering the balls with balloons will help your grip and make them look all fancy. When you’ve adapted your ninja skills you can move to random objects or scary objects like knives or flaming torches.

Before you watch the pro teach you how to juggle remember one thing. You’re probably not going to get it right away. You’ll be walking all around trying to catch the balls. Don’t try 3 balls until you can throw 1 and 2 balls straight up in the air. Honing your throwing skills will make juggling second nature. Once you do get to three balls its mind over matter. Concentrate on getting the three balls in the air even if you can’t catch them. Watch the movie. You’ll get the idea.

Watch the video a couple times and practice, practice, practice. I practiced for a couple weeks trying to juggle four balls and finally gave up. Three balls is a piece of cake for anyone willing to practice for a day or two.


  1. I’ve always wanted to learn how to juggle and now I think I’ll watch this video a couple times and try with tennis balls! This will be cool if I can do it.


  2. It’s as easy as taking GOOD pictures with a Rebel Xt. You just have to practice a lot before you’re good 😉

  3. I’ve acquired this skill 2 years ago, after 3 or 4 months of training.The whole thing is to try and try until you get the move.Once you’ve got it everything becomes so simple.

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