The pair of black clubs are solid and weigh 1-pound each. They are not juggling clubs, although you could juggle them if you wanted to. But even at the relatively light weight of 1 pound they are heavier than the white juggling clubs pictured next to them.
They are called Indian clubs used in exercise and I will devote a future blog post to them. I swing them almost daily. They're great for improving shoulder mobility and flexibility.
From LED's to Torches
With Burning Man quickly approaching and it being my first go at it, I wanted to bring something to the table, as it were.
I used to be able to juggle clubs, which is like juggling torches without the fire, more or less. I used to be a much better juggler back when I was a clown. I used to be able to unicycle better back then as well. I decided to take up both disciplines again when Skye and I started taking circus classes in Atlanta at Circus Arts Institute.
Clubs are not beanbags. And a unicycle is not like a bike when it comes to picking it up again. The clubs were beginning to frustrate me a bit when I decided to go back to basics, as in throwing and catching one club. And then doing it again and again and again and....
Doing that for just five minutes was all it took to ingrain a basic movement I had forgotten. And just like that I was juggling clubs.
And I have the video to prove it. Actually I don't. That was the set back. Editing video is becoming the bane of my existence. I have the video clips and I can see them on my computer. Trying to edit them is an entirely different matter. And a battle for another day.
Back to Uni-cycling
I have been neglect in my uni-cycling training because, well it's not that easy. But the other day I decided to put the nose to the grindstone as it were and "just do it". I started raising the seat. And each time I raised it, it got easier to ride.
I set the seat at the highest I could and just like that I was able to ride down and back and turn and change direction. I am still very much at the beginner stage, but the improvement made after that little adjustment has been tremendous.