Hello, dear juggers!
My name is Arturo Pérez Amores and I work as Commissioner of Communications for the Spanish Jugger Federation. You may remember my post at Jugger Worldwide on the creation of an online debate assembly by gathering up to three representatives from each 'jugging country' and then discussing common issues and goals until we reached agreements and resolutions. The comments at Facebook showed there was support, but also that some of the proposals were not very clear. Nevertheless, we saw no impossible obstacles and decided to ask every country if they would join, and this was the result:
- Interested: Spain, France, England, Netherlands, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary, Romania, Sweden, Lithuania, Latvia, Russia, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, USA, Mexico, Costa Rica, Colombia, Uruguay. Total: 23 countries.
- Didn't feel ready to join yet: Argentina, Italy. Total: 2 countries.
- Never answered: Ireland, Germany, Belgium. Total: 3 countries.
- Other countries (Peru, China, Denmark, Israel, Poland) are starting to build their first jugger teams, so it was considered it was too early to have them join yet.
During this process, several important questions were repeated by many different organizations, so my colleagues (Miguel Alvarado [USA] and Rickhard Nilsén [Sweden]) and I decided it was best to post out our official answers to these FAQ at this blog (there's a Spanish version at the FEJ's Bitácora). We hope they'll help everyone understand what we're trying to build and pave the way for the creation of the International Jugger Council, as we'll be sending out the invitations to the interested jugger groups in the next few days.... Read more: Continue reading "International Jugger Council - some Frequently Asked Questions"
At Uhus Jugger Tutorials, a playlist on spars making has been launched.
Featuring a step-by-step guide on solid rod core spars (shortsword, longsword, Q-Tip, staff), shield making, including different shield core materials like plywood, plastic, EPP and basics on suitable materials, grip and chain making and more.
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.
He recently published an article about warm-up techniques with some tips that you might consider quite helpful.
Go ahead and have a look (and don't fear that bit of sweat you might get):
Jugger Coach: The Art of Warmup
They will be used as hand-outs and as a base for the project's workshop in End of September, which will be held at the Största Älgen Svenska Mästerskapet.
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../p>
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|
|Errol Solano?||Costa Rica||2008|
|Ruben the Uhu||Sverige||2012|
|Regan Morgan||New Zealand||2015?|
|Arkady "Shaman" Shamanovsky||Russia||2016|
Juggermaster Arkady "Shaman" Shamanovsky, Juggermaster zero of Russia