Before you read this you should answer the question “Why do I want to learn how to juggle?” There are a million answers, but the one you’re looking for is…
The ladies love a dude that can juggle! 😉
You will LEARN how to juggle in 5 minutes. You will NOT be able to juggle in 5 minutes!
Step 1. Master One Ball
This, believe it or not, is actually the most important step. Juggling is about throwing, not catching. What I mean is that it’s not about being able to have fast hands and catch wild tosses. You want pinpoint tosses. You want tosses to be so pinpoint that you can do it with your eyes closed! I’m not kidding! I can do them with my eyes closed!
Step 2. Master the Transition
Now you’re going to have have a ball in each hand. Throw a ball from one hand, with laser like accuracy, to the other hand. As your hand moves up to catch that ball throw the other ball to the hand you started with from the inside. That means you’re catching the call with the outside of your hand and throwing the other ball with the inside of your hand.
I lied. This is actually the most important thing! I’m being serious. I’m not going to say step 3 is the most important thing. I promise.
You can count in your mind. Throw 1, throw 2, stop. 1, 2, stop. Or throw right, throw left, stop. Right, left, stop.
You’ll want to switch it up. Right, left, stop. Left, right, stop. It’s OK to focus on the side that’s easiest for you.
Step 3. Master A Full Round
This actually is “easy”. Start with three balls. Throw the side with two balls and do the two count like above.
1, 2, stop. 1, 2, stop. Right, left, stop. Right, left, stop. Every time you do this two balls end up in the same hand. Not you can do three! JUST do three! Now you’re going to do a full round.
1, 2, 3, stop. 1, 2, 3, stop. Right, left, right, stop. Right, left, right, stop.
Thanks a full round. Pat yourself on the back. You can official juggle now. Two balls started in one hand. Now they’re in the other. The next step is…
1, 2, 3, 4, stop. Both hands are where they started. 1, 2, 3, 4, stop. Just keep building… 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, stop. …4, 5, 6, stop… 18, 19, 20, stop…
You probably stopped adding stop a long time before twenty. Now you’re just mastering three. Then you can start adding tricks! If you want a video with tricks or have questions about tricks let me know.
If you want to use the book I used to learn how to juggle, here it is. It’s really cheap and it’s awesome! It even comes with three balls to practice with. Practice balls are much better to use than socks, tennis balls or eggs in the beginning.
I want to thank the commenters in the videos. They actually answered a lot of these questions!
I keep moving forward. How do I stop?!
Practice in front of a wall.
My back hurts from constantly picking the balls up. What can I do?!
Practice over a table or bed.
If you have another question, post them in the comments!