Why juggling?

Jug­gling is a phys­ic­al skill involving the manip­u­la­tion of objects for recre­ation, enter­tain­ment or sport. The most recog­niz­able form of jug­gling is toss jug­gling. Jug­gling can be the manip­u­la­tion of one object or many objects at the same time, using one or many hands. Jug­glers often refer to the objects they juggle as props. The most com­mon props are balls or clubs. Some jug­glers use more dra­mat­ic objects such as knives, fire torches or chain­saws. The term jug­gling can also refer to oth­er prop-based manip­u­la­tion skills such as diabolo, dev­il sticks, poi, cigar boxes, con­tact jug­gling, hoop­ing, and hat manip­u­la­tion. (source: wiki­pe­dia)

The most import­ant aspect of jug­gling is: You can juggle every­where, in any coun­try, any cli­mate, indoors and out­door, alone or with­in a group, for recre­ation or to burn extra energy. Jug­gling is gentle for the joints and it trains all these small muscles you need for good pos­ture and body ten­sion. Also, it taxes your patience, dis­cip­line and frus­tra­tion tol­er­ance. Most people are able to learn to juggle even at advanced ages – doing oth­er motion based sports will help, though.

Moreover, jug­glers around the world form a net­work enabling you to meet people, find friends and get sup­port wherever you are. When I moved to Ulm, I knew only some jug­glers here, but my stuff got from the car to the flat in record time. For some years now, jug­glers have been my fam­ily, spread all over Europe. Among jug­glers the words com­mit­ment, team­work and volun­teer­ing still mean some­thing (and they don´t mean you will end up doing the work alone). Every­one can be part of this com­munity – being a good jug­gler is no pre­requis­ite – come as you are!