Here at Kendama USA, we believe that playing Kendama can be an eye-opening part of a complete adventure and sporting lifestyle. The Kendama USA team believes in the Japanese philosophy of Kaizen, a striving for constant improvement of one’s self. Many of the team members pursue other hobbies with the same deep fervor that helped them progress in the sport of Kendama. Whether it be skating, snowboarding, skiing, slack-lining, climbing, hiking, or gymnastics, our players pursue a variety of hobbies that can yield improvements from the lessons learned through playing kendama.
Sometimes after failing to grind out a heavy-duty trick on camera, or having fatigued legs from too many days of dama squats, it’s important to refresh your body and mind before coming back stronger. Enjoy this ‘Kendama Day-Off’ edit, featuring Colin Sander guiding you through a famous bouldering area in Pennsylvania, McConnell’s Mill. Colin likes to boulder to stay flexible and build hand and arm strength, while also getting to experience the outdoors. We encourage you to continue expanding your personal horizons, applying the lessons of balance, patience, and perseverance that kendama offers into the rest of your hobbies.
Kendama USA gives you a behind-the-scenes look at the weekly session in Los Angeles, CA at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Their outdoor sculpture ‘Urban Light’ is a meeting place for friends, tourists, dancers, couples, jugglers, and now Kendama Players on Tuesday nights from 8-10 PM.
In our second LACMA lights video, Kristian Aynedter is leaving to move back to Lake Tahoe, and friends say goodbye and lace some tricks with him.
This edit, my third kendama edit, is the edit witch symbolizes me finding out who I truly am. The past year I have been busy with lots of things and kendama has never been out of my view, but I didn’t had the time I needed to make an edit. Ive started giving a lot about the earth and the people on it which I already was doing, but I more likely had a reminding of how important it is to me. I made myself know in the Buddhism and get into nature almost every day if was able to, and still do now.
I filmed this edit in almost nothing but nature to show of how much I love it. I made the Edit in less then a week, but I have been thinking about it for at least a year, since I wanted to give this one some real meaning from out of me. It is satisfying for me to look at the result and hope you all like it as much as I do!
The last trick in this edit I came up with a few months ago, and in my opinion should be called the Ying Yang.
~Joris Roy Schweppe
Special Thanks to:
The whole Kendama USA Crew
Matt Sweets Jorgenson
The street bangers
And the stars.
Have you wondered what would happened if you could take two of some of the STEEZIEST players in the the Kendama game. Well here you have it. Enjoy Kenyatta Williams (TwiztaKat) and Dave Mateo (SpikeHardCatchLow) as Flownamic Duo.
This is a collection of some of my favorite places I’ve traveled to. From mountains in Oregon to half way across the world in Japan, Kendama can always be apart of adventures. Get outside, explore and play kendama!
Smith Rock Bend, Oregon
Broken Top Mountain, Three Sisters Wilderness
No Name Lake, Three Sisters Wilderness
Miyajima Island, Japan
Mt. Fuji Summit, Japan