There’s juggling — and then there’s OMG COMBAT JUGGLING IS A THING [VIDEO]

Sarah Hofmann Contributor
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Juggling isn’t widely considered to be an intense sport.

However, a few fine Americans are doing what Americans do best: taking a hobby and turning it into a full contact sport.

Grantland made an unbelievably compelling mini documentary about the world of combat juggling. Players meet up for competitions where suddenly, innocently juggling clubs becomes physical.

Players on the opposite team are allowed to hit you, or your clubs, any way they want in order to mess up your throws. As one player said, “As soon as you say ‘go,’ just barrel forward and go kill somebody.”

Here’s hoping combat juggling becomes a much wider phenomenon.

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