Breaking in the new cathedral fire poi

I finally got a chance to break in my new medium sized cathedral fire poi from Home of Poi last night when I was invited to a fire night by Arise and Hoop, where they light up a variety of fire toys every week.

I have been eager to give these poi a spin and I must say that was not disappointed at all.

These are really solid poi, they are quite large for medium sized poi, and have a long burn time because they can absorb so much fuel, which also makes them quite heavy at first. They also come with a strong ball chain as opposed to a flat chain, and leather finger loops.

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‘G’ Poi master and teacher from the UK

G is a world renowned poi master and poi teacher, and has worked a lot with Nick Woolsey from

He has studied Poi as a movement art since 2003, and possesses a unique ability to apply his knowledge and understanding of object manipulation to a variety of arts such as staff, contact juggling, whips and an array of juggling props, some not quite intended for this purpose. [Read more…]


Jaco le Roux fire poi entertainer and teacher

Jaco le RouxIf you have been doing fire poi for a while, and are part of one of many poi communities in South Africa, then you would have heard of or met Jaco le Roux. Jaco is one of South Africa’s very own poi masters, he travels around the country teaching poi workshops and entertaining as he goes, and is currently based in Durban.

The first poi workshop I went to was one run by Jaco in Stellenbosch, and was hosted by Marvin and Lanel from the Psychedelic Theatre company. [Read more…]


Michael Parisi poi master

I have been watching quite a few of Michael Parisi’s videos lately, I love his style, loads of plane changes and body tracers. Check out this video of his which is my favourite right now:

If you like this, I highly recommend subscribing to Michael’s youtube channel at


Amazing Mel does freestyle at Live Fires festival

I found an awesome video of Ivan Gorbunov AKA ‘Mel’ from the Ukraine doing some freestyle fire poi at the Live Fires Festival. How sick is this video?!

So what do you think?