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Tj Kolesnik – Kendama Adventures

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 around the entire world and promoting/pushing Kendama to the limits.

 ’Tj Kolesnik Kendama Adventures’ takes you inside a fun filled, uplifting ride through the eyes of Tj Kolesnik and his Kendama play. The new generation of Kendama play has been up’d by many levels with new and exciting tricks, combos and flavor. Seeing all of these aspects with the growing scene in San Diego and around the nation, I had to step up my game and adjust to how the tables are turning.  The tricks in this edit feature consistency and trick originality with  a combination of old school and new school Kendama play. I tried to push the limits with incorporating a little bit of both, showing you in POV format how I play.

Lifestyle, travel and having fun are the key essentials to enjoying the life I live. Risk taking and making new memories comes along the way. I incorporate Kendama in my everyday life to show you the fun and fulfillment I have to wake up everyday and continue to progress.

Sit back, relax and enjoy some fun Kendama play in San Diego, California and Kona, Hawaii. I encourage all Kendama players around the world to travel to new places, continue to inspire, create new memories and explore to greater heights.

 

Song – Aftergold – Big Wild”

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Kendama USA Releases NEW Trick Tutorials

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 core basics to high level advanced we’ve got them all.
If there are any tricks that you want to see as a part of our tutorials submit them to tricks@kendamausa.com.

We’ve put together a playlist that you can play through with all of our tricks organized by difficulty as well as skill level playlists. Check them out below or visit our tricks & tutorials page here.

Click to watch: Beginner Level Trick Tutorials
Click to watch: Intermediate Level Trick Tutorials
Click to watch: Advanced Level Trick Tutorials

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Wiens ‘n’ Fuegz Episode 2

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 kendama jams in Los Altos, San Jose, and San Francisco.  Check out what all goes down behind the scenes and between the tricks.  From Kendama in the club to repairing hotel blinds, Wiens ’n’ Fuegz always bring the action.  Huge thank you to all the players that came out to the jams and to the organizers and shop owners for hosting the sessions!

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Kendama USA Visits Design 39 – San Diego

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 response from the school and we hope to be invited to work with the school again in the future.

Design 39 Crowd TJTJ Signing Design 39
The folks behind Design 39 much like Kendama USA are innovators. Design 39 has open-concept classrooms, collaboratories & makers rooms. The school day there is different from traditional schools and is designed around an integrated learning time, taking the basics of reading, writing and math and looking at them as ideas and skills. It is because of this that they were recently awarding the Classroom of the Future Foundation’s Innovate Award.

Learn more about Design 39 and Poway Unified Schools here.

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Kendama Craze Sweeping the Country

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 or watch the video below.

 

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How to String a Tribute Kendama

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 be re-strung between right and left handed play simply and easily without taking the handle apart. The cup piece will never fall off like other brands tend to.

 

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How to String a Kendama

These fun and in depth tutorials will teach you and your friends how to string and re-string any Kendama.
Being able to string and re-string a Kendama is an essential skill to have as a Kendama player.
So be sure and check out the videos below and you too can be a pro at stringing a Kendama.

Traditional or Kaizen Kendamas

 

Need new strings? Check out our store here

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Road to NKR 2015 – Video Contest Recap

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 winning the Kendama USA sponsored ticket to NKR 2015.
 

For more information on the NKR visit www.spikehardcatchlow.com

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Tokyo Gift Show – Tj Kolesnik – Japan 2015

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 the entire week. They spent 3 days at the Tokyo Gift show playing and demonstrating Kendama, and a day appearance at Sports Authority to demonstrate Kendama for the local Japanese players. Check out this video of what it is like to travel as a professional Kendama player.

Thank you to Mitsuo Kanzaki, Emi Dixon, Thorkild May and Kendama USA for making this possible. Enjoy!

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Las Vegas Desert Session.

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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Kendama USA Featured on ABC.

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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Turner Thorne – Airport Camping Edit.

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 until the next morning. I have been long overdue for an edit and I am happy to be getting this one out.

I had a lot of fun while filming this edit, it was a very interesting experience and I met a lot of cool people that night. Huge shout out the the 24hour coffee shop workers for fueling me.

Thanks for watching! you can pick up one of my Pro models right here!

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