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Kendama USA Presents – Behind The Scenes – FlowIVamic DUO – MIXTAPE HERE & NOW

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.

ENJOY.

Filmed by: Carolina Herrera, Kenyatta Williams, Dave Mateo

Edited by: Dave Mateo

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Kendama USA Presents – Flownamic Duo 3

Kenyatta Williams & Dave Mateo release a 3rd installment. Flownamic Duo strives for you to continue to Kaizen. Kenyatta and Dave give you complimentary versatility within each others play style in FD3 and continue to revolutionize Kendama for the love.

Enjoy FD3

Kenyatta WIlliams – “”

Dave Mateo – “The determination to land a trick in this edit was definitely there. There was plenty of struggle and pain for me in this one. In the end it was all love and fun. The final product Kenyatta and I delivered was worth going through it all.”

If you haven’t  seen Flownamic Duo 1 & 2 Check them out right here!

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FLOWNAMIC DUO 2

New Tribe team member Kenyatta Williams and Tribute team member Dave Mateo team up yet again. New Flow, style, and tricks to change the way you play.

“The second installment between the dup! Three night sessions and hours of blood, sweat, commitment and dedication went into this film. Both Dave and I feek this is the “hardest grind” for tricks since we’ve started playing Kendama! We are beyond stoked that FD2 has become a reality. The chemistry between us is unparalleled with two styles that compliment each other. We hope you enjoy Flownamic Duo 2.”

-Kenyatta Williams

“Flownamic Duo was immediately filmed right after the first. Kenyatta and I wanted to continue to change the way you played Kendama. To challenge and share more with one another. Flownamic Duo wont stop here. Be sure to enjoy FD2 and be ready for FD3. Im beyond stoked to collaborate with Kenyatta (Twiztakat) and look forward to what else we come up with. Enjoy.”

- Dave Mateo

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Kendama USA Presents – Los Angeles Flow

People often talk about a ‘flow state’. Where water flows, there is life. This edit showcases some of the Los Angeles local kendama players on a trip to el rio Kern. California’s drought has made everyone more aware of conserving and appreciating our natural resources. Kendama USA supports getting outside, spending time with your friends, and making kendama a part of a lifestyle of personal growth. In Sequoia national forest, we tried to lay down some tricks, though the hiking legs and short winter days made it a battle.

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Joris Schweppe #3 Trick Fix

Tribe team member Joris Schweppe crushes 3 insane combos, showcasing his Technical play and smooth style. Enjoy!

 

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Zack Yourd – Single Trick Volume 3 – The Kengarden

Zack Yourd’s Single Trick Series. A 5-part video series consisting of kendama shorts that showcase a variety of Yourd’s style kendama play in various locations. Some words from Yourd regarding volume 3:

“Anytime I find myself in the San Francisco area, instinct kicks in to hit up Jake Wiens, fellow Kendama USA teammate/life long friend. Not only does he know this city like the back of his hand, but he is also the creator of the infamous Kengarden. During my 12-hour layover in SF en route to New Zealand, I was able to link up with him for some tasty bevs around the town and of course some kendama action. Enjoy the stunts.”

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Derek Astin – A Walk In The Park

Tribe Team member Derek Astin (age 13) shows his incredible skill in his latest edit “A Walk In The Park”. We spent a few weekends with Derek at various Parks around Salt Lake City and witnessed some of the most technical Kendama play we have ever seen. Enjoy!

 

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Zack Yourd Single Trick Volume 2 – Pittsburgh Pantone

Zack Yourd’s Single Trick Series Volume 1. A 5-part video series consisting of kendama shorts that showcase a variety of Yourd’s style kendama play in various locations. Some words from Yourd:

“More days than not the skies of Pittsburgh are cluttered with clouds. This gray overcast is known as the ‘Pittsburgh Pantone’ and this single trick edit is my temporary farewell to them. Thank you Commonwealth Press for the shirt, and Luke Evans for being the man behind the lens. Later Pittsburgh <3″

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Zack Yourd Single Trick Volume 1 – Greek Colors

Zack Yourd’s Single Trick Series Volume 1. A 5-part video series consisting of kendama shorts that showcase a variety of Yourd’s style kendama play in various locations. Some words from Yourd:

“I have a very busy upcoming schedule. I leave for New Zealand soon where I will be finishing the remainder of my college-undergrad career and will be teaching math in an intermediate school in North Island. That being said I have to push back the production of Edit #7 and in the meantime (rather than leaving you empty handed) I will be putting out several single trick installments in the first volume of this series. I hope you enjoy!”

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Dama Day Off with Colin Sander – Bouldering in PA

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.

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LACMA lights tuesday session – Farewell to Kristian

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.

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Joris Roy Schweppe – Kendama Edit 3

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.

Cheers,

~Joris Roy Schweppe

Special Thanks to:

The whole Kendama USA Crew

Keith Matsumura
Jelle Haverkort
Freek Kattenberg
Kaz boot
Eelco Soesman
Matt Sweets Jorgenson
The street bangers
Ruigoord
Zwolstalig
And the stars.

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