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Show your Achievements: Jugger merit roundels

Jugger merit roundels So you are very fond of Jugger and put time and love into this wonderful sport. You spread the fascination to others, educate them how to play or how to make good spars. Or you struggle organizing that one big tournament every year that the community loves to attend. Yet, what about motivating your team mates to get a bit more involved in the organizational hassle of Jugger themselves, by making their engagement a bit more visible, so that their work may be appreciated by others? To achieve this, I thought about creating these Jugger merit roundel. They offer a way to show the merits you earn during your Jugger life with an »evolving« emblem, without having to change the roundel itself. So you can print the basic roundel on your jersey in your first year and than just add all that which you achieve over time. [Download the PDF with all the definitions here.] [Download hi-res PNG elements here.]

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Women and Jugger

In the words of Maka: "We gathered some testimonies of female players of Jugger, regarding their experience as women in the sport. This is what they had to say." This is not only a brilliant video, it also fits perfectly: I am currently planning an Uhus Jugger Tutorials about training aspects in regard of teh specific needs of women. If you have any expertise on that, you are welcome to share your knowledge for the UJT.

Poster for trainings of the Swedish Jugger Project

I have prepared a poster for Projekt: Jugger i Sverige which offers an overview over some basic training techniques. It also fits well to my Uhus Jugger Tutorials IIX: Training techniques YouTube video.
The draft version, available here, is in English, while the final will be in Swedish and available at the Swedish Jugger Association Svenska juggerförbundet.

Download the PDF version here.

Jugger training poster

Meet Juggers from Russia

Salut, Juggers!​

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I'm pleased to let you know that Jugger is played in Russia also. We do that regularly since 2016.

This kind of fascinating sport game appeared in some Russian cities bit early. But only in Togliatti, Samara Region, on the shore of the Volga River, Jugger settled permanently. Togliatti is about 2200 km from Sweden, 2500 km from Germany and 12000 km from Australia :-)

Later we "invaded" next town called Zhigulevsk. There we've already had two Jugger tournaments with the support of the town government. The town's stadium is pretty good, modern and has more than 1500 seats, look at the following photos:

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So we enjoy playing there.

But most of the time we play and train in local places. At winter we rent an indoor court, because it is a bit inconvenient to play Jugger in snowdrifts. 

Yes, we did that!

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So, that's it, I think. If you have questions, you are welcome to comments.

P.S. Ah, yes, some links below:

 

testing: Aikido Jo techniques for the Q-Tip

People often wonder how effective martial arts experience would be in Jugger. Frankly, I don't know. So let's try to apply it. In this video, I transferred Aikido Jo techniques to the Jugger Q-Tip.


Jugger zero: Hall of Fame of the First Ones

Merits for active players

To motivate people to get involved into the organizational aspects of Jugger, a merit roundel may be of help to show their personal achievements. ⇒ The player position symbols/icon set with eps/png downloads can be found here.

[ Read more about their meaning and downloadable files ]

Jugger merit roundels

 

Hall of Fame: The First Ones

Jugger often starts thanks to the attachment and sweat of one or a few persons who, against all odds, hold to the thought that there must be Jugger in their country (and, most important, close to them). When Jugger starts rolling in their country, they have rightfully earned a shining title for their achievement: That of the "Jugger zero", or "Juggermaster zero". The name is inspired by their wish that Jugger will spread through the country like a positive kind of epidemic. And first sources of those are also called the "Number Zero".

To honour those first ones, here comes the list of Jugger zero's around the world. It is, of course, incomplete and needs your help to be continued—contact us if you know one more, or detect an error or inaccurate report!
Also, this "Hall of Fame" will be completed with photos and a more appealing layout, of course.

Hall of Fame: Jugger zero

Alpha Jugger David Webb Peoples 1989

David Webb peoples, Father of Jugger

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HH/HD/KA Deutschland 1993 Juggermaster zero Germany
Lester Deutschland 1993? Lester, Juggermaster zero Germany
Gavin Australia 2000 ~~~~
Mark Hill Eire 2006 Mark Hill, Juggermaster zero Ireland
Santi España 2007 Santi, Jugger zero Spain
Errol Solano Costa Rica 2008 Jugger zero Costa Rica
Wess Apshaga-Meaux USA 2010 ~~~~
Pedro Colombia 2011 ~~~~

Aleksei Smyshliaev

Latvija ? Jugger zero Latvia
Roberts Sīlis Latvija ? Jugger zero Latvia
Ruben the Uhu Sverige 2012 Ruben the Uhu Uvelius, Juggermaster zero Sweden
Markus Müller Österreich 2012 Jugger zero Austria
Marija Ger Lietuva 2016
Jugger zero Lithuania
Povilas Zemkajus Lietuva 2016 Jugger zero Lithuania
Regan Morgan New Zealand 2015? ~~~~
Arkady "Shaman" Shamanovsky Russia 2016 Shamanovsky, Jugger zero Russia
Alex Schweiz 2018 ~~~~
Tan Quan 中华人民共和国 (China) ? Shamanovsky, Jugger zero Russia

 

Photo credits: David Webb Peoples: himself; Lester: Susanne Serwe; Ruben, Mark Hill: Mark Hill Photography; Latvia, Lithuania:  Ruben; Arkady: himself; Tan Quan: himself.