Steals

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Replacing
Replacing in passing
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Side steals

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Stealing and giving back a club from the side

Whilst A is juggling 3 clubs, B will go on their right and take an arriving club by placing their right hand above A's. The important thing then is that A and B remain in a constant rhythm. B has to throw the club again under A's right arm so that it comes back then to A's left hand. Actually, B replaces A's right hand for one catch and throw.


Half sharing

By saying "half sharing", I mean that each juggler manages one club out of two. It is a continuous "steal and give back" of all the clubs from one side. Considering the above situation, B takes with their right hand all the clubs on the right side of A. A will take with their left hand all the clubs coming from the left.The non-juggling arm can be put on the shoulder of the other juggler and can be used to take and give back a hat/cigar/drink travelling between A and B.


Third sharing

Here B takes 1 club out of 3 (always the same club) and A juggles 2 clubs with a hole (in a 3 club pattern). So B starts stealing and giving back a club as described above. Nevertheless he has to recover this club on the other side with his other hand by going quickly behind A. He then starts the same movement again. So B ends up going back and forth behind A's back, throwing and catching the same club.


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The basic movement with one club is shown in the animation below. The club is thrown by juggler A (who is invisible but we have to imagine him on the left), and is then caught by juggler B (on the right of the animation) who replaces it during the movement in A's hand.
If A throws a club with their right hand, then it will be caught by the right hand of B, who replaces it in the left hand of A. B has no influence on the trajectory of the club.

normal

with takeout

B can then try and do the movement while A is juggling normally, by alternating the right and the left hands.

The main purpose is then for B to catch each club in this way; every club has to have been in their hands. For that, it is necessary that A remains cool and juggles as slowly as possible. Once the pattern is stable, A can start watching elsewhere since B places each club into their hands.


Replacing

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Here, juggler B (we can see his hand on the right), is in front of juggler A (we cannot see him on the left) and is taking with his left hand (in pink) a club thrown from A's right to their left hand. In the meantime, B replaces the club they just took with another one (purple) with their left hand and puts it in the left hand of A. Their right arm then goes above the left arm.

normal
with takeout

For A, nothing has changed, apart from an exchange of clubs. The movement can be done with every club that arrives to the left hand of A; B making a quick handacross from one hand to another between each takeout (the club taken with the left hand will be given back to A with the right hand the next time). B has then to continue quite quickly, A has to try to slow the pattern and overall keep throwing their clubs at the same height.

If this is successful, B can attempt the handacrosses behind the back. A third juggler can also be added, doing the same as B but on the right hand of A.


Replacing in passing

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For this steal, 2 jugglers are passing 4-count (you can generalise it after). A third juggler is going to come in the middle of the pattern. The idea is to steal a pass going from one juggler to the other and to replace it with another club. The animations below may give you an idea of the position of the clubs and of what is happening during the movement.

The blue juggler will take with his left hand a pass going from the red juggler to the green one. In the same movement, they will put the club they have in their right hand in the hand of the green juggler. The arms are crossed during this movement, the right arm goes above coming from the top.
The club has to be caught by its body (left hand), at the moment where the red juggler has just thrown it, so that the handle may be placed in the green jugglers hand.

normal

with takeout

When juggling a 4-count, the movement can be done every pass with a handacross from one hand to another between every pass.

To complicate further, the blue juggler can "replace in passing" (from the red juggler to the green one), and then replace (on the right hand of the green juggler), then turn 180° and do the same, continually changing direction. Both the green and the red jugglers have to be familiar with the 2 kinds of takeout to manage this pattern, whilst the blue juggler alternates.

Another idea is to add someone else who plays the same role as the blue juggler, replacing just the passes coming from the green juggler to the red one.


Runarounds

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The runaround is a "pattern" where two jugglers basically run around each other continuously stealing one club after another (as well as the hat, the cigar and various other things!).

This pattern can be broken down and worked out at each step since neither juggler is continuously juggling 3 clubs. The first steps are excatly the same as those described in side steals.


Slow version

For one complete cycle, each juggler makes two consecutive right hand catches followed by two consecutive left hand catches. There is then a free moment when they can use either (which is available) to steal the hat, then later with the other, steal the cigar.


Fast version

In the fast version, everything goes twice as fast and there is only one catch made by each hand. For this, when B steals the first club with their right hand, they go immediately in front of A to catch the next club which was destined to arrive in the A's left hand. A then throws their last club with their left hand below the left arm of B and moves quickly to catch it again on B's right side (like in the slow version). The pattern continues by switching the roles.


The juggler can still take the hat and the cigar in the fast version, they just need to move faster.


Side steals

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The purpose here is to take all the clubs from your partner and the stealing is made according to two criteria: " slowly or quickly" and "starting either from the outside or from the inside". Once you manage either of these techniques, you will be able to attempt a runaround, which is actually a continuous stealing of all 3 clubs.

Slow stealing from the outside (coming from the right)

Please notice:
Obviously it is the same to begin on the left side instead of the right side (and it is better to know how to do so on both sides). I don't describe the "slow inside stealing" here. You can however try it using the same principle as the "fast inside setaling". The details are briefly outlined below.


Fast stealing from the outside (coming from the right)

In the fast version, everything goes twice as fast and there is only one club caught by each hand. When B steals the first club with their right hand, they immediately move in front of A to catch the next club destined to arrive in A's left hand. A then throws their last club with their left hand below B's left arm, who then takes control of all 3 clubs.


Fast stealing from the inside (coming from the right)

Here B always remains on A's right hand side, but steals the first club from the left side of A with their left hand. To do so, they have to put their arm above A's arms, between the clubs and A's body. The first club is the hardest to take, with their right hand, B then takes the club destined for A's right hand, then waits for A to throw the last club.


Steals

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Sharing
Claws
Replacing
Replacing in passing
Runarounds
Side steals

Sharing

Top

Stealing and giving back a club from the side

Whilst A is juggling 3 clubs, B will go on their right and take an arriving club by placing their right hand above A's. The important thing then is that A and B remain in a constant rhythm. B has to throw the club again under A's right arm so that it comes back then to A's left hand. Actually, B replaces A's right hand for one catch and throw.


Half sharing

By saying "half sharing", I mean that each juggler manages one club out of two. It is a continuous "steal and give back" of all the clubs from one side. Considering the above situation, B takes with their right hand all the clubs on the right side of A. A will take with their left hand all the clubs coming from the left.The non-juggling arm can be put on the shoulder of the other juggler and can be used to take and give back a hat/cigar/drink travelling between A and B.


Third sharing

Here B takes 1 club out of 3 (always the same club) and A juggles 2 clubs with a hole (in a 3 club pattern). So B starts stealing and giving back a club as described above. Nevertheless he has to recover this club on the other side with his other hand by going quickly behind A. He then starts the same movement again. So B ends up going back and forth behind A's back, throwing and catching the same club.


Claws

Top

The basic movement with one club is shown in the animation below. The club is thrown by juggler A (who is invisible but we have to imagine him on the left), and is then caught by juggler B (on the right of the animation) who replaces it during the movement in A's hand.
If A throws a club with their right hand, then it will be caught by the right hand of B, who replaces it in the left hand of A. B has no influence on the trajectory of the club.

normal

with takeout

B can then try and do the movement while A is juggling normally, by alternating the right and the left hands.

The main purpose is then for B to catch each club in this way; every club has to have been in their hands. For that, it is necessary that A remains cool and juggles as slowly as possible. Once the pattern is stable, A can start watching elsewhere since B places each club into their hands.


Replacing

Top

Here, juggler B (we can see his hand on the right), is in front of juggler A (we cannot see him on the left) and is taking with his left hand (in pink) a club thrown from A's right to their left hand. In the meantime, B replaces the club they just took with another one (purple) with their left hand and puts it in the left hand of A. Their right arm then goes above the left arm.

normal
with takeout

For A, nothing has changed, apart from an exchange of clubs. The movement can be done with every club that arrives to the left hand of A; B making a quick handacross from one hand to another between each takeout (the club taken with the left hand will be given back to A with the right hand the next time). B has then to continue quite quickly, A has to try to slow the pattern and overall keep throwing their clubs at the same height.

If this is successful, B can attempt the handacrosses behind the back. A third juggler can also be added, doing the same as B but on the right hand of A.


Replacing in passing

Top

For this steal, 2 jugglers are passing 4-count (you can generalise it after). A third juggler is going to come in the middle of the pattern. The idea is to steal a pass going from one juggler to the other and to replace it with another club. The animations below may give you an idea of the position of the clubs and of what is happening during the movement.

The blue juggler will take with his left hand a pass going from the red juggler to the green one. In the same movement, they will put the club they have in their right hand in the hand of the green juggler. The arms are crossed during this movement, the right arm goes above coming from the top.
The club has to be caught by its body (left hand), at the moment where the red juggler has just thrown it, so that the handle may be placed in the green jugglers hand.

normal

with takeout

When juggling a 4-count, the movement can be done every pass with a handacross from one hand to another between every pass.

To complicate further, the blue juggler can "replace in passing" (from the red juggler to the green one), and then replace (on the right hand of the green juggler), then turn 180° and do the same, continually changing direction. Both the green and the red jugglers have to be familiar with the 2 kinds of takeout to manage this pattern, whilst the blue juggler alternates.

Another idea is to add someone else who plays the same role as the blue juggler, replacing just the passes coming from the green juggler to the red one.


Runarounds

Top

The runaround is a "pattern" where two jugglers basically run around each other continuously stealing one club after another (as well as the hat, the cigar and various other things!).

This pattern can be broken down and worked out at each step since neither juggler is continuously juggling 3 clubs. The first steps are excatly the same as those described in side steals.


Slow version

For one complete cycle, each juggler makes two consecutive right hand catches followed by two consecutive left hand catches. There is then a free moment when they can use either (which is available) to steal the hat, then later with the other, steal the cigar.


Fast version

In the fast version, everything goes twice as fast and there is only one catch made by each hand. For this, when B steals the first club with their right hand, they go immediately in front of A to catch the next club which was destined to arrive in the A's left hand. A then throws their last club with their left hand below the left arm of B and moves quickly to catch it again on B's right side (like in the slow version). The pattern continues by switching the roles.


The juggler can still take the hat and the cigar in the fast version, they just need to move faster.


Side steals

Top

The purpose here is to take all the clubs from your partner and the stealing is made according to two criteria: " slowly or quickly" and "starting either from the outside or from the inside". Once you manage either of these techniques, you will be able to attempt a runaround, which is actually a continuous stealing of all 3 clubs.

Slow stealing from the outside (coming from the right)

Please notice:
Obviously it is the same to begin on the left side instead of the right side (and it is better to know how to do so on both sides). I don't describe the "slow inside stealing" here. You can however try it using the same principle as the "fast inside setaling". The details are briefly outlined below.


Fast stealing from the outside (coming from the right)

In the fast version, everything goes twice as fast and there is only one club caught by each hand. When B steals the first club with their right hand, they immediately move in front of A to catch the next club destined to arrive in A's left hand. A then throws their last club with their left hand below B's left arm, who then takes control of all 3 clubs.


Fast stealing from the inside (coming from the right)

Here B always remains on A's right hand side, but steals the first club from the left side of A with their left hand. To do so, they have to put their arm above A's arms, between the clubs and A's body. The first club is the hardest to take, with their right hand, B then takes the club destined for A's right hand, then waits for A to throw the last club.