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After my adventures in Egypt (part 1 | part 2), I got to fly to San Francisco for a day then turned around and flew to Italy. It was a long time sitting on airplanes, but that’s the performance life. Thankfully I have some friends that live in Caserta, Italy so we had a place to stay for our 3 weeks of adventure there. Upon arrival in Naples, I really didn’t have much clue what my jump rope schedule was going to be. I found out very quickly how laissez-faire things are for the Italians (excuse my french :-)).  If we wanted groceries, you hadRead More →

This year has been going by much faster than I would have thought. I am staying very busy, even though I am doing less jump rope shows than normal. Why less? Well, that will be saved for another day. I am currently between international trips since I just returned from doing some jump rope shows in Hurghada, Egypt and will be leaving for Koror, Palau on Friday (my first time to this island nation). I have to say that I dislike baggage issues immensely…here’s what happened. I started out on a Monday morning in Milwaukee, WI after doing a jump rope show there on SundayRead More →

I just returned home from another jump rope trip to Egypt. It was another awesome trip that had me performing in front of a packed house multiple times and was also broadcast throughout the middle east to millions of people. This trip had us performing in Beni Suef which is about 2 hours south of Cairo. They told us it would take about an hour and a half, but it ended up being closer to 3 hours. After I finished up there, my wife and I had a jump rope training session in Cairo before we added 2 new countries to our repertoire. Turkey andRead More →

Yesterday I performed my first jump rope school assembly program for the 2016-2017 school year. I’ve had a busy summer traveling and performing, but there’s something special about the first school assembly of a new year. I got a call a couple weeks ago from a Native American boarding school in western Oklahoma. They have around 600 students from all over the country ranging in grades from 4-12. It was a packed house and I was excited to be able to start the year performing my odd mix of jump rope, unicycle, audience participation and glow ropes at this awesome school. Most of my showsRead More →

I am finally back in the states after a whirlwind trip to Suhag and Cairo Egypt. Alicia and I had a great time visiting some friends we made last time as well as meeting many new people (and of course putting on many jump rope shows and workshops). We started off on a bit of a sour note when our Delta flight had a broken radar and we were stuck sitting in the airport for many hours waiting on another plane to get us to Atlanta. When we finally landed at 2am in Atlanta, we had obviously missed our connection and were put on aRead More →

Jump rope shows everywhere! I have been so busy this year traveling around the country performing for Jump Rope for Heart events, school assemblies, Upward award nights and more! In fact, I have only set foot at home something like 4 days this year. I’m actually heading out the door again for another trip to Cairo, Egypt so I will have to make a more elaborate update at another time. I’m excited to spend another 10 days in the ancient world before bouncing back to the states. Anyway, I apologize for not updating things much lately, but when I have tons of shows, I don’tRead More →

I spent last week filming an updated version of my Single Rope Skills jump rope video! I have been wanting to do this for quite some time and I am so excited that it is finally filmed! I’ve put up more information about the project over at Jump Rope Secrets. I will be making the videos available over there as soon as they are edited. There will be no DVD of this project and it will only be available over at my streaming video website. I love this new way of doing things since I can put the videos up as they are completed insteadRead More →