Juggling, it’s skill that many have and can do well, but can you juggle and engage in combat at the same time?!
Combat Juggling, which by the way is apparently an official sport according to ESPN, is where a group of players gather in a ring and juggle. The player with the last complete set of pins wins the game. The pins don’t all have to be your own either. In the course of the competition there’s a strategy where you can steal pins from another juggler, and either toss the extra or juggle with four.
Here are some other strategies according to the Wikipedia page:
- Moving face-to-face with an opponent so the opponent gets confused about which clubs to catch. (Only works on novice players.)
- Throwing one club high, and using the time to wave a hand or club in front of an opponent.
- Turning around and backing into the opponent’s clubs.
- Grabbing an opponent’s club out of the air, and either dropping one of your own clubs, or continuing with four clubs.
- Grabbing a ball from one opponent and throwing it at another opponent. (Only when playing with balls)
- Hitting an opponent’s club out of the air with one of your own.
- Throwing one club high and far away, so it is possible to safely hold the two remaining clubs while running away from an aggressive opponent.
- And of course, turning away from all opponents and hoping that they will drop a club before you do.
One of the biggest rules is no touching, though it’s not always a rule that is followed.
Would you attend a World Combat Juggling Championship? Why or why not? Let us know in the comments down below!
Bonus Vid, Our own Trisha Hershberger juggling while bouncing on a ball: