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Learn to juggle rhythms with Chuka Chuks

There are hundreds of rhythms and grooves just waiting to be discovered, enjoy learning to catch the rhythms!
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2,282 students enrolled
Created by Joel Salom
Last updated 7/2015
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion

In this course you will learn to juggle rhythms with Chuka Chuks. You can get your Chuka Chuks HERE!

The course starts with simple grooves and moves into very advanced grooves. There is a heap of lessons that will keep you learning for months and months.

I've been an internationally touring professional juggler for more than 20 years and playing rhythms with Chuka Chuks is more exciting than any form of juggling I've tried. Hours fly by when you're jamming with music, it's totally fun and totally addictive.

Good luck!

Who is the target audience?
  • jugglers, percussionists and lovers of rhythm.
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What Will I Learn?
You will learn to play solo, trade rhythms with friends and jam with musicians.
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  • the will to play and a set of Chuka Chuks!
Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 26 Lectures Collapse All 26 Lectures 01:15:25
Course Intro
1 Lecture 01:26

There is so much to share. This tutorial series is just the beginning and I hope you enjoy learning.

I will continue to update this course with more videos but this is what I have to start you off with.

If you are having challenges with specific grooves and you think I can help, please message me.

good luck!

Course Intro
Getting Started and working toward "Fledgling"
6 Lectures 19:21

Shake Bobs are a simple groove that give you a feeling of what's possible.

Remember, practicing to music helps you feel the grooves.

good luck!

Shakes and bobs

If you're looking for music to practice with, there's some great tunes here. You can stream or buy individual tracks.


Grab bobs


Tap Backs

Grab Shuffle Grabs

Fledgling Progression!
Working toward the "Flying the Coup" progression
5 Lectures 14:21
Flying the coup

Slam Outs

tap back, tap back, tap back grabs


Grab Undercut Backs
More grooves with two Chuka Chuks
3 Lectures 07:37
Home Base

Chunky Dory

Undercut Cutbacks
Half time grooves with 3 Chuka Chuks
5 Lectures 15:25
Treading Water

Dub Shuffles


back beats

Double time grooves with 3 Chuka Chuks
5 Lectures 14:54




Juzzie Smith came up with this swinging groove, a great combo of moves. I hope my bumbling break down is clear enough!

Make your own!
1 Lecture 02:21

I forgot to say in this video, that you use hot glue to seal the cut in the tennis balls. enjoy!

Make your own practice Chuka Chuks
About the Instructor
4.9 Average rating
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2,282 Students
1 Course
founder of Chuka Chuks

I've had the good fortune of a 20 year career, travelling the world, doing what I love. As a comedy juggler, inventor, comedian, robot operator and actor I've performed in over 15 countries in theatres, Circus Big Tops and out door festivals. Currently I continue to tour nationally and internationally.

Back in 1997 I got one hell of a buzz and my first experience of juggling rhythms in Bondi, Australia.

Even back then, with 3 egg shakers and some very basic grooves, Australian musician Michael Lira and I had a total blast juggling rhythms together. To this day, there’s nothing I love more than juggling rhythms with live musicians. It’s the most amazing feeling.

In the last 15 years I've had that buzz playing shows all around the world, in all musical styles, with all kinds of musicians - and all the time developing better shaker balls and plenty of moves and grooves.

The humble percussion eggs took me from Zimbabwe to the States, Singapore to Australia, Hong Kong to Germany with every performance learning new ways to create music while I juggled.

After a 15 year search and hundreds of hours of experimentation with jugglers, musicians and general groovers, we've finally come up with the ultimate juggling percussion balls.

Chuka Chuks are super strong, feature 3 different tones and come in 2 different sizes - which means there are hundreds of thousands of beats, rhythms and grooves just waiting to be discovered.

I’m so stoked to be sharing these guys with the world and can’t wait to hear your own stories of where the Chuka Chuks take you!

Have fun catching the rhythms!

Joel Salom

founder of Chuka Chuks

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