Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The 2nd Annual "RB Invitational Classic"

The 2nd annual Rozanov-Buonocore Invitational Classic (RBIC) is set to be held at the RIT Juggling Club once again this year. This year with two competitive nights.  This event caps off the juggling year with club members and friends competing against their own personal best records, and aiming to create new Club Records. We're setting the record that RIT has some beasty jugglers.  Come out and set a club record, a personal best, or just come cheer on the club members.

This year in order to accommodate even more participants we will have record setting on Monday and Wednesday night. (May 4th and May 6th) standard club times and locations

What are the categories?
Categories are both classic and creative. Whether its clubs, or kendama, balls or ball spinning, rings or ridiculously heavy objects it doesn''t matter.  Guinness has their book of  records and we do too. So bring your hardcore db97531, or your insane combination trick.  Everything is acceptable.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Workshops of the 38th RIT Spring Juggle-In

"Teach a trick, learn a trick" has been an RIT juggle-In motto from the very beginning, and this year continued the tradition. There were 22 workshops over the three days of the fest ranging from multi-plex ball moves and club traps, to club passing, hooping, unicyling and lasso spinning.  ( the complete schedule is here) Beyond that there were countless examples of jugglers, hoopers, and spin top players sharing notes and teaching each other new things.  Our thanks to all the dedicated people who donated their expertise to teach and share the joy of juggling and movement once again at this years Fest.

Kyle Johnson leads a contact beginners workshop on Saturday
Acro Workshop with Joanne Wu

Kyle's club manipulation workshop on Sunday morning
Joe Showers and Nathan Biggs-Penton share trick
Willem McGowan teaches contact Diabolo

Greg Phillips teaches on how to teach people to pass clubs

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Juggling Club leads "Stress release" workshop

Greg Moss and several club members ran a "stress release" juggling workshop at the Commons on Tuesday, April 14th, 2015.  It was very well received and they taught several people to juggle. Way to represent club!. 
Present at the workshop were: Greg Moss, Luke Famillo, Alec Beilanos, Avery Thompson, Alex Rozanov, Dave Lanza and Rachel Peden

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The first RIT 1 on 1 combat tournament

By Joe Showers:
The 38th annual RIT spring juggle in had it's first 1-on-1 combat tournament, run by Joe Showers.  It all started with a free-for-all for 16 rounds, to determine who placed in the tournament bracket.  The first person to win a round was removed from the FFA, and placed in the bracket.  This was repeated 15 times, with everyone's rank determined.  Then, a best-of-3, single elimination game started, until semi-finals, which were best-of-5.  The final round was best-of-7, and it came down to the wire, with Rafi Benjamin and Nathan Biggs-Penton both having three wins a piece.  Rafi nearly eliminated Nathan in the final game for the win of the tournament, but unfortunately could not control his pattern.  Nathan fired back, and knocked Rafi's clubs down, and kept his own in the air.  The winner, with a score of 4-3 was Nathan Biggs-Penton.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Dr Joanne Wu teaches AcroYoga at the 38th RIT Spring Juggle-In.

Dr Joanne Wu
We're excited to have Dr. Joanne Wu, an integrative-holistic medicine and rehabilitation doctor who specializes in wellness, leading two separate AcroYoga workshops at the 38 th RIT Spring Juggle-In this year.  An experienced fitness and yoga teacher, she describes AcroYoga as "a fun way to challenge your body through partner based conditioning. It incorporates elements of yoga and partner acrobatics to create a dynamic challenge filled with laughter." She is a certified AYFit teacher, and trained in acrobatics with SeattleAcro, Acroyoga Montreal and Yogaslackers! Her passion for wellness (see her website at www.fit2bwell.com)has also led her to become a certified  Acroyoga Jambassador, and she does workshops with groups of all ages.

Dr Joanne Wu acts as base to Joe Showers
Workshop 1

Fri night April 10th 7:00-8:30 pm
Intro to juggling with acrobatics: flight and balance with fun and laughter.
Cost:Special Juggle-In  discounted rate $5
(This workshop typically costs $25 but Dr. Wu has given us a special rate for Juggle-in Attendee's)
Flight and balance with fun and laughter. It doesn't matter what level of skill you have with yoga, acrobatics or juggling for this one, Joanne has taught people of all ages, and you're guaranteed to have fun and learn something new.

Workshop 2 - Sunday afternoon April 12th,  1-2 pm   
Acro-Juggling -Jam  Cost Free
Joanne will return and be available to play and join in as we have an Acro-Juggling -Jam.  Not as formal as the workshop but a good chance to practice your skills and try out the things you learned on Friday night.

For more information about the entire weekend of events at RIT, go to our website at: