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German Jugger Association is forming

Germany has been the very first country where Jugger has evolved into real-world sports. Yet until today, there is no assocation of any kind which would stand for Jugger in Germany; instead, we have the rulekeeper comittee, a Jugger League council, local league councils, and the German forums. 

Recently, the discussions from 2011 about whether or not to form an association has come up again, accompanied by a survey, and kindled -- finally -- the forming of a national association. Nothing is set yet, but talks are intensifying.

Read more at the jugger.de blog (in German). 

International Jugger Council's Website online

The International Jugger Council, a recently formed body with representatives from many Jugger countries, has now published their website. Visit it to get help and information about international Jugger questions, and to gain access to the Council's Discord Server; it is not only for council members, but open to everyone to chat about international Jugger topics! 

Here we go: https://juggercouncil.org  

The History of Jugger

The history of the sports of Jugger is quite interesting. It started in two areas of Germany independently around 1993, as far as we know.  The two branches had their differences, which then fruited the first communal rulebook in 2007. Arund 1992, there has been an US LARP version, but that didn't seem to take hold. 

Lester, the founder of the Berlin branch, has done a nice poster about the Jugger timeline (see this IJB article). Uhu published interviews with "first Juggers" in his second Jugger book, albeit in German. Uhu also discusses the history of Jugger in this Uhus Jugger Tutorials (at 14:06).

The Jugger Rulebooks Archive also sheds some light on the development of this sports. Maximilian did a nice timeline of Jugger books illustration there:

International Jugger Rulebooks

 

Master Chain Players of the Jugger World: Show your Moves

UPDATE: It is done! Watch the video.


A call to all Master Chain players in Jugger: Uhu is currently collecting takes of the best chain player moves, to assemble them in a chain masterclass video. Read the twitter post

We already have received a number of excellent clips, but it is still time for more—so if you are a master chain, grab your spar and send your favourite special moves! See Uhus Learn the Chain 101 Class for Beginners as an example below (though the techniques there are repeated for training purposes).

Anti-Chain techniques will also follow ... later!

Tech details: 720p landscape, zoom in on player, each technique front and one side, around 10 seconds per take; mp4 link via Mediafire, Google Drive etc. is fine.  

Uhus Trainingslager UTL 2020

The Uhu is inviting the Juggers for a Boot Camp in the Fränkische Schweiz this Autumn.
Der Uhu lädt zum Traininglager UTL 2020 in der Fränkischen Schweiz ein.
[Infos und Link zur Forendiskussion hier]

Konkretes Interesse haben bereits bekundet: Rigor Mortis, Falco jugger (Berlin); NLG (Lauffen a. N.); Grimm Raccoons (Kassel); Lokomotive Black Ninja (Göttingen); Jugger Deggendorf

Some New Jugger Training Tutorials

For those who seek inspiration and advice for their Jugger trainings, there are some new videos out on YouTube.

What is Jugger [ver 1.0]

After 12 years, and 30 years after the release of the movie "Blood of Heroes", the original What is Jugger introduction video (ver. 0.85a) has been completely redone and now went live as What is Jugger 1.0, on YouTube

A Complete Training

In  Jugger Coach: Uhus Jugger Tutorials XI, a complete training session is presented as a quick walkthrough, featuring techniques from warm-up, individual skill training up to team training and team building.

 A Comprehensive Guide to the Basics 

Also, a new tutorial series has surfaced recently: "Der Königsweg" by Peter's Pawns features comprehensive and pointed, well-made focus tutorials on certain aspects, starting with the base stance for differnt spars types. Language is German, but it's absolutely worth to check it out! 

Addendum: Commented Finals at Deutsche Meisterschaft 2019 by Jugger Masterclass

Okay, this is not a training tutorial by itself, but it is brilliantly done: A professional sports channel-looking recording, including SloMos and live comments, of the DM 2019 Finals  in Berlin. Ansolutely worth watching and a good way to learn by the techniques of these two top-level Jugger teams! 

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