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 United States. He paved the way for freestyle skiing in a way no one else could match and was an incredible kendama player as well so, in his memory we have compiled some of the best skiing and Kendama edits from JP. You will never be forgotten, Rest in peace JP.
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 styles and ads a new twist on an old trick.
Whats your style?
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 to have a solid crew holding it down out there starting with:
Dave is one of the most innovative and creative Kendama players in the game. The way he combines both dancing and kendama is completely mind blowing!
Jake is one of the most revolutionary players around! He has come up with some of the most mind bending tricks ever! Jake will be a co-MC at the event. and who knows he may even compete…!
TJ (aka) FUEGO! has been killing the game with his style and the ability to crush tricks with both hands! Keep an eye out for him!!
Haley is leading the way for both male and female players, her creative style mixed with the ability to perform is game changing!
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, Taiwan and Japan, with guest appearances from the Bitter Beans crew and James Mikes! Filmed and edited by Alex Smith, additional filming by Kristin Olinyk.
Song: Architecture in Helsinki – Frenchy I’m Faking
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 ups to everyone that helped make the KWC possible, especially the entire gloken team and the Hatsukaitchi city officials. Special Thanks to Kazuma Iwata for the excellent trophy, and to Jeremy Stephenson for being the reason that we were all there.
Enjoy Kendama USA’s presence at the KWC 2014!
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. This is the full length edit of our travels and tricks. Edited by Colin Sander.