Juha Maja

About Juha Maja

Juha Maja is a professional bowling coach with over 20 years of experience. He has a professional coaching degree from the Kuortane Olympic Training Center, where he was also the former Director and Head Coach of their Bowling Training Center. In addition to being the former national team coach for Finland, Romania, and the Czech Republic, Juha is the author and Head Instructor of the Finnish Bowling Federation and European Tenpin Bowling Federation (ETBF) Level 1-2-3 coaching programs.

Bowling 2.0: Body Position

Safely making the best use of your hips and spine

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It’s time to talk about one of the most misconstrued topics in the modern game: body position. This is partly because of the language that is often used, but also due to a misunderstanding of the biomechanics involved. While general... [Read More]

Bowling 2.0: Footwork

A new approach to the best way to use your feet

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Now that we have discussed the swing and timing, let’s move on to footwork. If we think of timing as the synchronization of the swing and the footwork, it becomes clear that the tempo of the steps is very important,... [Read More]

Bowling 2.0: Timing

Breaking the old rules with new knowledge

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Now that we’ve examined the all-important swing, it’s time to take a look at timing. At its most basic, timing is the relationship between the ball position and the feet, which can either help or hinder a bowler’s biomechanical efficiency.... [Read More]

Bowling 2.0: The Swing

The foundation of the modern game

Bowling 2.0: The Swing

As mentioned in my previous article, the modern bowling game centers around the swing. Because of this, it is both the most important and the first element of the game we should consider. For this article, I’ll touch on the... [Read More]

Bowling 2.0

The modern game versus the classic style

Bowling 2.0

For my first article, a bit of an introduction is in order. I was a tall and skinny teenager when I took up the game of bowling and became a self-taught player. Because of my build, my body had to... [Read More]