AK is the inventor of five club back crosses, and the rumor is, other jugglers at the time asked him how to do it, what is the secret method etc. AK refused to answer and supposedly kept the secret his entire career. When he finally had retired, someone had asked him again.
Juggler X - Now when you are retired, can you please tell us, what is the secret?
AK - You just practice like hell.
Apparently it took him 15 years of practice to put it in the act.
But all of this is of course words around the campfire, would be interesting to see an interview with the son Nikolai about his father….