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About a year ago, I started to really find a passion for climbing; rocks or mountains, climbing has become a huge priority in my life for many reasons. Six months

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“This year’s trip to Japan was one for the books. Every time we trek on a new adventure, more and more memories are made. We made our way abroad with

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Logan Tosta showed amazing potential to Dave Mateo when they had first met during the KG Roots tour of 2013. During the Tahoe stop, little Logan gave Dave and Tj

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Huge congratulations and respect go out to Wyatt Bray for winning the 2015 Kendama World Cup championship! Props to Keith Matsumura as well who also made it into the finals

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Enjoy an inside-look at the National Kendama Retreat weekend, held at camp Wasewagan in Angelus Oaks, CA. During the fun-filled weekend of contests, video-shoots, instruction, exploration, and team bonding… there

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Salt Lake Sessions will be a monthly video showcasing how I incorporate Kendama into my everyday life. No matter where I go or what I do, I always have a

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In November 2012 the Kendama USA Pro Team traveled to Japan to explore Kendama’s roots, players, and experience the homeland of this game that has changed all of our lives.

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Kendama was featured today on NPR’s “All Things Considered”. Thanks to NPR and Ben Adler for the story. You can check out the full story here: http://www.npr.org/blogs/monkeysee/2013/06/21/194298144/the-kendama-can-a-wooden-toy-be-a-viral-sensation Be sure to

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It’s amazing how much one place can influence a person. All of us here at Kendama USA are influenced by the birthplace of kendama… Japan. A portion of our team

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Aloha! Hawaii was amazing! I have never seen so many people playing Kendama in my life! 1800 people signed up to the Yo-Dama battle before we had to cut it

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words by Keith Matsumura The kendama scene in Hawaii has been blowing up. It is beyond cool to see kendamas being played everywhere we go in Hawaii. This past week

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  words by Keith Matsumura Japan. It’s the birthplace of Kendama, and over one hundred years since the invention of this wooden skill toy that we all love so much,

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Dave Mateo brings you his latest edit showcasing the 70/30 Kendama by Royal Rummel! Dave never fails to impress with his unique style, flow, and creativity! Sit back, relax, and

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This is one of our favorite shirts here at Kendama USA, From the double lunar stomping eagle to the “in kendama we trust”. This is a must have in your

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The first ‘Hawaii Adventures’ edit was an instant classic. Now you can enjoy footage & behind-the-scenes from our 2nd trip! the Kendama USA Hawaii Adventures Volume 2 edit is now

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Hang out with Jake and KAMEYO in the Kengarden for a chill session on the Sakura edition Ozora.  The Sakura is part of the Ozora Specialty series.  All of these

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We can all agree that if you are reading this you love kendama, but like most of us we all have different hobbies as well. We would like to start

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Upon many hours of debate the winner of the 2014 Cook’s Customs Contest is Joey Swisher. Joey’s edit brought an amazing mix of creativity, trick technicality, video professionalism and style.

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The glacier white super stick tribute kendama is perfect for lacing those quad Lunars and quintuple light house flips. This is one of the stickiest kendamas available at Kendama usa.

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Alex smith will be doing an AMA (ask me anything) on Reddit friday the 6th of June at 12:00 pm. If you Have ever wanted to ask Alex Smith a

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If you didnt know Zack Yourd is and avid brewer of Tea and Coffee when he’s not playing kendama and today he gives you a sneak peak of his extensive

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Keith Matsumura is currently preparing for a long journey to Japan and Europe this summer and you can bet he will be doing a lot of filming during his travels.

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けん玉USA、日本で2014のけん玉ワールドカップを誇りサポーターです! けん玉アメリカチームに挨拶し、世界中のプレーヤーと出会おう!  

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The Super Stick tribute is one of our Favorite damas here at Kendama USA and all colors are now back in stock! get one before they disappear.      

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While the team was in Arizona for the ASTRA Toy Show we had a chance to meet and hang out the Herrera family. Burgers, drinks, a pool, and an epic

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Nick and Zack Gallagher just placed second in the cooks custom contest with an amazing doubles edit! They then decided to do an unboxing video of the prizes, their reaction

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If you’ve ever ordered from Kendama USA, there is a good chance one of these guys have been involved in fulfilling your order. Charles Rager and Trevor Starnes have been

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As the game has evolved, so have I had to evolve with it. There’s just too much history for me to turn back from kendama now. ‘Colin Sander – Practicing

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words by Keith Matsumura   Kendama World Cup has dominated the schedule recently here in Japan. To say that this is the biggest kendama event we have would be an

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Turner Thorne, Tj Kolesnik, and Jake Wiens chill out with some tea and fresh Ozoras in the San Francisco Japanese Tea Garden. Get your Ozoras right  here at KendamaUSA.com   

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words by Keith Matsumura   The last week or so has been pretty hectic and crazy for me here in Japan. After the World Cup was over I ended up

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The Kendama USA team attends the Gloken-hosted Kendama World Cup in Hatsukaichi, Japan. Practice and sessions ensue, Jake MC’s along with Nobuaki, and Keith and Zack make the finals. Big

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Believe it or not, this summer was the first time the entire Kendama USA team was together as one, in the same place. It’s alot to get nine people’s schedules

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The European Kendama Open is the premiere kendama event on the continent of Europe. New players and well known players alike all come out for this event and make it

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Kendama USA teams up with GLOKEN to bring you Musous on a plane 2.   Check out the team’s in flight entertainment as they make their way to Japan for

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The EKO is one of the biggest competitions of the year, with pros traveling from all over the world to compete! Check out the recap video from Emil Boda to

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Turner, Jake, and TJ got a chance to go kick it at the Facebook and Instagram headquarters in California and jam some dama! Turns out Instagram has one of the

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Tj Kolesnik spends an afternoon jamming the Merlot Tribute, Silk Edition in Lake Tahoe, NV. So sit back, relax, and enjoy! Get your own Merlot Tribute Right HERE

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Where all my Bay Area Dama players at? Dave Mateo and Kendama USA will be at World Of Dance this saturday in Vallejo Califonia! Swing by say whats up and

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Dama Jams Vol. 3 is short and sweet. Mellow, electronic, with some hard hitting and strange beats to accompany you during your next dama sesh. Haley is currently jamming a

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Once, long ago, Alex made a kendama edit. Today we’re happy to share his second edit, showcasing a few of his latest tricks and adventures! Clips from southern Europe, Canada,

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This past weekend was the First Dama jam at Liberty park in Salt Lake City. Turner Thorne teamed up with some of the locals to make the weekly sunday dama

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This amazing video comes from Kousuke  Kawachi in Japan! We have always wondered what would happen if we gave a robot a Kendama and now we know! Look out everyone we just

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In January of 2014 the KROM team got to pull some sub-zero tricks in the blistering cold north of the Arctic Circle. For two icy weeks we travelled parts of

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Thats right a Red Bull Kendama Competition! Going down on September 13th, The best players from around the world will be fighting for the top spot! Kendama USA is proud

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Battle in Seattle Recap, by Colin Sander. Any time a trip is being planned where the word ‘Van’ is included always gets my ears perked up. When Alex mentioned during

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We recently had the pleasure of hosting Yuji Umetsu at the Kendama USA offices in Atlanta GA.  Yuji is the current president of Yamagata Kobou, the maker of the famous

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The UltraSuperNew Art gallery recently held a welcoming party for all the players from the Red Bull Catch & Flow! The reason for the event was the unavailing of the

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All the way from the Netherlands Joris is changing the game with some of the most progressive combos we have ever seen!! check out all the madness in his newest

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Danish kendama player Thorkild May recently took home the Red Bull Catch & Flow Championship in Tokyo Japan. Check out all the madness in the video recap down below!

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Around the world is one of the most essential kendama tricks to learn. Simply small cup – big cup – bottom cup – spike. Jake Wiens explores a few different

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JP Auclair was one of the most influential people in the ski industry and was also one of the first to bring kendama into the freestyle skiing community in the

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KendamaMastaz hosted a kendama jam last week in pasadena CA, with a ton of competitions like spike off, stack, and Ladders! Check out some of the action right here or

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“Shimpei Kimura introduces the new subculture of the Kendama, a children’s toy introduced to Japan in the early 1800′s. However, people of today have re-invented the kendama, and made it a

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When RJ Puno isn’t dancing for the Jabawokeez he is Lacing dama tricks and defying the laws of gravity! Check out this edit of his mind blowing moves! And to

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Summer just ended, but there’s still 1 more event to celebrate. We’re extremely thankful for all the support from our fans and customers, and we want to give back something

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Colin Sander put together a short edit of some of the guys jamming their Musou’s durring the world cup in Japan! Enjoy!

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Kendama USA has always been about family. We have always been about sharing this game that we love, and helping to spread and grow the scene here in the states

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Last month I was invited to Casey Cristobals birthday Kendama Jam by Dave Mateo. The event was amazing, so manny kids killing the game in LV and the tacos were

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World of dance San Diego was a treat for us. There were a handful of kids that showed up just to see the Kendama USA booth. Tj Kolesnik and Dave

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Facebook just released their new app called “Rooms”. This app allows you to create groups with you’re friends that have the same common interests as you! Kendama is spotted right

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Joris Schweppe has been selected by the one and only Keith Matsumura to join the Tribe! “I met Joris when I traveled to Denmark for the European Kendama Open. I

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Kendama USA will be attending MKO this year with Keith Matsumura, Alex Smith, and Turner Thorne!   The 2014 MKO will be held in the rotunda of the Mall of

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Come hang out with TJ, Jake, Dave, and Harald along with the worlds best bladers and b boys! The Blading Cup is an entire block of action! Don’t miss it!!

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The 3 lucky grand prize winners are: Grand Prize: Jeffrey Snipes, Lincoln Park, MI Second Prize: Joey Hargadon – Canton , GA Third Prize: John Montano, Murrieta, CA Other Winners: Ayden

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Bryan Scagline has been selected by the one and only Colin Sander to join the Tribe! “Bryan Scagline has been an avid promoter and shepherd of Kendama and all that

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We’re excited to introduce the 4th Series of Kendama USA Pro Models. We have poured years of passion, and months of effort into refining this product. The V4 Pro Models

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KAIZEN.  The Japanese philosophy of constant improvement. To us, Kaizen is about striving to become better than we were yesterday, even in the smallest details.  It’s about never giving up,

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Check out the Kendama USA family around the country laying down some tricks on the new KAIZEN! Get one today at www.KendamaUSA.com Featuring Turner Thorne Keith Matsumura Bryan Scagline Jake

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Go kick it with TJ and Jake at the DunkXchange this Sunday in Honolulu Hawaii! -Get the freshest Kaizen, Tribute, and Kendama USA gear. -PRO MODS!! -MINI GAMES -Kendama Ladder

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Ever wonder what it is like to get a sponsorship package from KendamaUSA? Well Jake goes all out in this video and shows off all of the kendama’s that were

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The Monk Kendama crew out of Michigan are taking Kendama to another level! Their dedication is highlighted in this amazing 32 min movie where you will find them traveling around

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Tucked in the rolling hills of the wild ‘n’ wonderful West Virginia is the hidden gem known as Seneca Rocks. Finding a pocket of warm weather,  Colin, Zack, and friends

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2014 has been a huge year for Kendama, there have been so many memorable moments that it is hard to pick just one, so we decided to ask each of

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My pick for the Tribe team is Zach Porter. Zach has been consistently killing it for years now, executing difficult and creative tricks with style. His crew (GVK) is known

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Check out a behind the scenes look into what Kendama Pros Jake Wiens and TJ Kolesnik do during a trip to Hawaii! From Lacing tricks to making bloody Mary’s Jake

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While taking a ride on my skateboard with a friend we came by this parking lot which was looking like a fun place to film some tricks. We stopped by

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Kendama USA TRIBE team member Wyatt Bray unleashes more of his signature slayage on Kendama USA’s new full-purpleheart setup. Watch as Wyatt plays the conditions on a rainy day, laying

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Japan this year was a unique experience. We were deeper into the country than we had ever been before. The entire team was together for the very first time. With

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Spike Hard Sunday was a huge success. The Las Vegas scene is strong and still growing. Spike Hard Sunday is a great way to start your week where the kids

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Haley Bishoff and Tribe member Wyatt Bray were up in Portland, Oregon for the KidFest Northwest event this past weekend. Tons of local shredders from Portland and various places around

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My pick for the Tribe team is Derek Astin, he is 12 years old and lives in Utah. I chose Derek because he is one of the most talented and

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Hang with Colin Sander, Kristian Aynedter, and Micah Marsh in the MMAK apartment for a few minutes while they give you a look at what one of Colin’s sponsorship boxes

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As the SoCal kendama scene grows, Kendama USA wanted to show it’s support by hosting a grassroots event where people can meet fellow players, learn new tricks, and expose kendama

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Dave was honored to have the opportunity to collaborate with Gloken on his recent Spike Hard Catch Low edit #3. During his last trip to Japan for Catch&Flow, Dave was

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The NYC Toy Fair is the largest Toy Fair in the world. 2014 was our third year in the show and we are about to head out to our fourth.

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Good times at the 2015 NY Toy Fair.  Maybe Fox News doesn’t get it yet, but that’s ok.  They’ll catch up eventually. Check out their news coverage of the NYC

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After a canceled flight that left me stranded for 14 hours at NYC LaGuardia airport I decided to make the best of my situation and landed 1 trick every hour

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Dave Mateo is hosting a series of competitions allowing the winner of each city to get a full ride the the National Kendama Retreat this upcoming april! Here is the

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Kendama USA was featured today on an ABC segment highlighting this year’s must-haves for Spring Break. Check out Angelo  Villegas killing it on set with the ABC crew!

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Jake WIens, TJ Kolesnik, and Kenyatta WIlliams take a trip to Las Vegas and have a sunset session with Dave Mateo. Kenyatta Williams Tj Kolesnik Dave Mateo Jake Wiens

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Tj Kolesnik traveled to Japan for the Tokyo Gift show with KIT Corporation in February. Flying solo this time, he had the opportunity of meeting up with Thorkild May for

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Thank you to all who participated in the video contest. You can check out the entry videos as well as the winning video below. Congratulations to Frankie D. Silva on

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We’ve partnered with the Consulate General of Japan to present the first ever Kendama Championship – dubbed the “Sakura Classic” at this years Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival! Taking place

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We’ve partnered up with Ozora to bring you the all new Ozora Street. New to Ozora’s staple arsenal of products, the 2015 Street Kendama features a stained ken and a

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The first ever Sakura Classic was a blast! We had a great turnout and it was a great seeing so many people enjoying and supporting what we love so much;

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All right, here’s the deal. We’re holding an Instagram contest and we want to see your most creative 15 Second Freestyle with only one rule…No spacewalks! Judges Alex Smith, Turner

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Thank you all for participating in our Stack2Win Contest! We truly had some really creative submissions and we hope to see more when we do this again! Here are your

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This great tutorial will teach you and your friends how to string a Tribute Kendama. Unlike older traditional style Kendamas, this contemporary style simplifies the re-stringing process. The Tribute can

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Kendama was featured today on CBS News 8; “Kendama Craze Sweeping the Country”. Thanks to CBS & Jeff Zevely for the story. You can check out the full story here

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We’ve got three new Pill Kendamas available from Terra in bamboo, padauk, and wenge. These new additions to their “exotic” line of pills is not only beautiful but was hand

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We visited the new Design 39 Campus in San Diego and we had a blast! TJ inspired the intense crowd and awed the teachers and parents. We had a great

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Jake Wiens and TJ Kolesnik (AKA Fuegz) hit the road again for more kendama madness.  This time they take off on an adventure around the Northern California Bay Area hosting

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Here are your 60K Winners! Thanks to everyone who entered and everyone who has helped us grow. We will continue to do our best and spread the dama love everywhere

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We are excited to bring you the Kendama USA Tutorial Series. We’ve released over 40 Kendama Tutorial Videos to help you and your friends learn all sorts of tricks. From

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Thank you to everyone who participated in the Freestyle 15 Video Contest! We had a lot of submissions and it took the judges quite a while to go through them

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This past week TJ Kolesnik and Turner Thorne went on a 5 day Kendama tour all around North Carolina with Kitty Hawk Kites to teach and spread Kendama in a

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Oh the feel good vibes of playing Kendama, listening to good tunes, and enjoying life. It feels great to release some new footage after months of running multiple events, traveling

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No matter what language you speak we all say KENDAMA.  Kendama has the power to bring people together from around the world.  In September of 2014 Kendama players from around

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