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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  • Lectures 26
  • Length 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 12/2013 English

Course Description

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!

What are the requirements?

  • the will to play and a set of Chuka Chuks!

What am I going to get from this course?

  • You will learn to play solo, trade rhythms with friends and jam with musicians.

Who is the target audience?

  • jugglers, percussionists and lovers of rhythm.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.



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!

Section 1: Getting Started and working toward "Fledgling"

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!


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


Tap Backs
Grab Shuffle Grabs
Fledgling Progression!
Section 2: Working toward the "Flying the Coup" progression
Flying the coup
Slam Outs
tap back, tap back, tap back grabs
Grab Undercut Backs
Section 3: More grooves with two Chuka Chuks
Home Base
Chunky Dory
Undercut Cutbacks
Section 4: Half time grooves with 3 Chuka Chuks
Treading Water
Dub Shuffles
back beats
Section 5: Double time grooves with 3 Chuka Chuks

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

Section 6: Make your own!

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

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Instructor Biography

Joel Salom, 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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