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munkie



Joined: 31 Oct 2007
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Location: SE England

Posted: Wed Oct 31, 2007 1:01 pm    Post subject: UK NEWBIE

Just thought i'd say hello, im pretty new to cj, but pretty determined with it, tried teaching myself from a book, getting there (slowly) thought id try a dvd, just wondered how you guys got into it, and how you all learnt??

and good tips?
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Thorn



Joined: 30 May 2007
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Location: USA

Posted: Wed Oct 31, 2007 1:06 pm    Post subject:

Hi Munkie. Welcome to the coolest hobby ever.

I've been teaching myself for about 5 months. Take some time to really explore this site because there is a lot of useful information on it -essays, links to tutorial videos, information about moves and what kind of balls to use, where to buy/find cj balls.

I hope you like it.
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nagini



Joined: 17 Sep 2007
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Location: milan, italy

Posted: Wed Oct 31, 2007 1:15 pm    Post subject:

welcome munkie!!!

i think that books or dvds may help, they helped me,

but at first i've learned the basics from a friend of mine who's a good juggler, and i think that learning from a "live teacher" (someone who's really in front of you when you train the first times) is better, 'cause he can correct your mistakes before they become bad habits.

at first he told me: " everywhere you go, take the ball with you, so you can get used to its weight, to the way it rolls, and so on..."
i found this suggestion very useful
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munkie



Joined: 31 Oct 2007
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Posted: Wed Oct 31, 2007 1:40 pm    Post subject:

thankyou, for the tips,

unfortunatly for one of them...about a live teacher, although i agree it would prob really help me out...im the only one i know interested in cj, no one to help me tis a shame. whould be good to share it with a friend
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Illumilatte



Joined: 13 Apr 2007
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Location: San Marcos, Texas

Posted: Wed Oct 31, 2007 4:05 pm    Post subject:

You're in England It's not that big...I'm sure you can find someone. It's crawling with CJers over there
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Jowze



Joined: 05 Dec 2006
Posts: 143
Location: France

Posted: Wed Oct 31, 2007 4:10 pm    Post subject:

Hi munkie, welcome aboard !

There are some CJers in London if you can sometimes pop over there. This is where I saw Cj for the first time and took a lot of advice from different skilled people... This is when you are lucky to have a "live" teacher.

Then as Thorn and Nagini said, browse the site it's loaded with useful stuff, and if you got a question and can't find an answer anywhere, then don't hesitate to ask it !
videos are helpful and inspiring, the site and youtube are loaded with them. The ministry TV too http://ministryofmanipulation.com/ContactTV/.

Have fun with your playing !
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bango



Joined: 16 Jun 2007
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Location: Coventry, UK

Posted: Wed Oct 31, 2007 10:02 pm    Post subject:

Ahoy there, munkie!

Personally, I started off by reading http://www.contactjuggling.org/wiki/index.php/The_first_five_steps and following briney's fantastic tutorial videos, starting off with http://youtube.com/watch?v=are786WId4U (which pretty much follows the other tutorial)

You can view a list of all briney's tutorials at http://youtube.com/profile_videos?user=brinechild&search_query=CONTACT+LESSON&search=Search
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Posted: Wed Oct 31, 2007 11:34 pm    Post subject:

I'm working at Leeds castle this Saturday, could be a good chance of a meet up...?

Welcome to dotorg!
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munkie



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Posted: Thu Nov 01, 2007 8:31 am    Post subject:

oh cool, that you guys for all your help, so friendly here.

also, elsie dee? whats happening this weekend at leeds castle then??

i would love to, but its quite a treck? i live in surrey, near guildford.
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su2po



Joined: 22 Oct 2007
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Location: ireland

Posted: Thu Nov 01, 2007 8:52 am    Post subject:

have you ever been to a juggling convention munkie? thats where i picked up alot of my tricks before i found this site. theres a events thread on the site here somewhere (im new too so my navigation is still not great sorry) and also on home of poi.com but some of those would be spinners meetings, but its worth checking out. =) good luck
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munkie



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Posted: Thu Nov 01, 2007 10:02 am    Post subject:

no, i haven't, tbh, im so new to all this, didnt realise there even were such things, i'd love to go to one, ill have a look around and see if there are any anywhere near me. that would be a fantastic help to me
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simon



Joined: 28 May 2007
Posts: 17
Location: stroud/colwyn bay

Posted: Thu Nov 01, 2007 12:10 pm    Post subject:

hi all i would say one good way to learn is to get one of your frends into it as whell i started out around easter with a frend. youtube and this site are great!!
but if you can get a frend to try it then the competative side can realy help you to learn fast!!
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su2po



Joined: 22 Oct 2007
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Posted: Thu Nov 01, 2007 2:22 pm    Post subject:

i forgot to mention also emeralscircus.com i think thats what its called i havnt been on it for a while. its an irish site so you can check out when the irish conventions are if you fancy a trip
or you can just message me i know when they all are cos i go to most of them, the irish juggling community is pretty tight, like one big family
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munkie



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Posted: Thu Nov 01, 2007 3:03 pm    Post subject:

would be good when i can afford to come across, any excuse to come to ireland, i love it, not been for years though
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Posted: Thu Nov 01, 2007 3:11 pm    Post subject:

the next one is in a week, after that its dublin in march so get saving there's always places to stay too you just have to ask around a bit so you have fair warning now, ill expect to see you there and anyone else who reads this
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