We are honored, humbled, and excited to announce Dave Mateo as the newest member of the Kendama USA Pro Team. Dave brings a unique flow, energy, and style to the world of Kendama. Dave’s raw talent, passion, and dedication continues to be an inspiration to countless Kendama players around the globe. He has been a leading force for developing strong grassroots Kendama scenes, most notably in Sacramento and Las Vegas. He has also spearheaded multiple community projects, including the National Kendama Retreat.
Since day one, Dave has been extremely generous and selfless in his approach to enrich and spread Kendama culture. His passion for Kendama is undeniable, and his signature style is unmistakable. Dave has been a key part of Kendama USA for several years now, helping both publicly and behind the scenes. He continues to challenge his own limits and is committed to pushing others toward their dreams. We’ve been truly blessed to have Dave as part of our family, and we’re excited for this next chapter to unfold. Please join us in welcoming Dave Mateo to the Kendama USA Pro Team.
Tribe team member Joris Schweppe sweeps the win at SpikeDama 8. Gloken presented him with his first Musou, a limited Keyaki Mugen Musou Kendama.
Here is what Joris had to say about his experience there:
“SpikeDama 8 was a blast! There were players from Germany, Portugal, Belgium, Czech republic, Denmark and Japan. Zoomadanke came to the event along with Yuka from Gloken and there was even a professional DJ. This made SpikeDama 8 the most international event and in the Netherlands so far.
The tournament was a Gloken Cup styled competition and I had some great competition from the Kromies; Rol S Ganer and Theo Baunsgaard. In the final I was competing against Yan Kud from Russia. I had a great time and got the opportunity to meet some amazing players and made friends across Europe. This was the best SpikeDama so far and can’t wait for the next. ”
Take a trip and dig deep with Kenyatta Williams and Dave Mateo. Kenyatta had a chance to visit Dave in Las Vegas for his birthday. See what else the Flownamic Duo gets into. In FDIV you’ll find some other hobbies and some behind the scenes of what these two go through.
Filmed by: Carolina Herrera, Kenyatta Williams, Dave Mateo