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KROM Greenland Tour 2014

In January of 2014 the KROM team got to pull some sub-zero tricks in the blistering cold north of the Arctic Circle.

For two icy weeks we travelled parts of mind blowing Greenland with ONE thing in mind:

KENDAMA!

 

Cinematographer & editor / Emil Boda

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Robot Playing Kendama!

This amazing video comes from Kousuke  Kawachi in Japan! We have always wondered what would happen if we gave a robot a Kendama and now we know! Look out everyone we just might be getting replaced!

It is incredible to see technology meshing with Kendama in every way! We cant wait to see more!

Check out all of the Videos on MAXISSHINTO さんのチャンネル Youtube! 

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Dama Jam in SLC

This past weekend was the First Dama jam at Liberty park in Salt Lake City. Turner Thorne teamed up with some of the locals to make the weekly sunday dama jam happen! Check out some of the pictures from the first meet up!

Photo Credit : Jake Matsukawa

 

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Haley Bishoff’s Dama Playlist #3

Dama Jams Vol. 3 is short and sweet. Mellow, electronic, with some hard hitting and strange beats to accompany you during your next dama sesh.

Haley is currently jamming a Padauk proto type Ken with a silk Tama! Get your own right HERE!!

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Dave Mateo at World Of Dance!

Where all my Bay Area Dama players at?

Dave Mateo and Kendama USA will be at World Of Dance this saturday in Vallejo Califonia! Swing by say whats up and jam some dama with the pros!

Where - 900 Fairgrounds Dr., Vallejo, California, 94589

When – August 16th

Time – 1:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Venue - Solano Fairgrounds

For more information Visit http://www.worldofdance.com/events/bay-area/

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TJ Kolesnik X Merlot Tribute

Tj Kolesnik spends an afternoon jamming the Merlot Tribute, Silk Edition in Lake Tahoe, NV. So sit back, relax, and enjoy!

Get your own Merlot Tribute Right HERE

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Instagram Photo Booth Session!

Turner, Jake, and TJ got a chance to go kick it at the Facebook and Instagram headquarters in California and jam some dama! Turns out Instagram has one of the coolest photo spots ever. ENJOY!

 

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Musous on a Plane 2!

Kendama USA teams up with GLOKEN to bring you Musous on a plane 2.   Check out the team’s in flight entertainment as they make their way to Japan for the Kendama World Cup.

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Cliff Jumping In Japan!

Believe it or not, this summer was the first time the entire Kendama USA team was together as one, in the same place. It’s alot to get nine people’s schedules to line up but the magic happened for the sake of our summer Japan trip for the Kendama World Cup.

After days and days of grinding, competition, performances, travel, and little sleep… we finally had a free day in Tamotsu’s parents home prefecture of Nara. This river spot is supposedly a go-to from his childhood. Within minutes of arriving some of the players scoped a potential jump spot across the way. Sessions ensued. Enjoy this laid-back edit.


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Kendama USA at Gloken Kendama World Cup in Hatsukaichi, Japan

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!

 

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Tea Garden Session.

Turner Thorne, Tj Kolesnik, and Jake Wiens chill out with some tea and fresh Ozoras in the San Francisco Japanese Tea Garden.

Get your Ozoras right  here at KendamaUSA.com 

 

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Colin Sander Practicing Kendama

As the game has evolved, so have I had to evolve with it. There’s just too much history for me to turn back from kendama now. ‘Colin Sander – Practicing Kendama’ sees me working on some of the harder, ‘new-school’ style tricks. I can honestly say I’ve challenged myself physically and mentally to come through with this jam edit. I’m in better shape than I have been in years and have improved flexibility, and a knee that’s finally healed from surgery. These factors all helped me lay down some heavy hitting tricks that I present to you here.

There is some riding funk thrown in for fun to break up the madness. Sorry for not sessioning outside, but these were cold, calculated, introspective learning experiences. Special thanks to Matt Ballard and Kristian Aynedter who really helped me learn in the early stages. Good luck to everyone at the Kendama World Cup, It amazes me the level of play that is out there now, and I’m thankful to be involved in it.

new inventions for this edit:
cork kenflip. (3 twist 1 flip)
double-kenflipping juggles.
nollie tre flip (sara grip)
‘sh*t stained juggalo’ (credit: Andrew McIntyre)
aka double-kenflip juggling around the world
‘traveling’ (trip 2 trip [whirlie])

track: Kixxie Siete – Kixxie 7

Just so you all know, this is not my tenth edit… My tenth edit, ‘Kendama X’, is going to be an immersive kendama experience that reaches and takes place in far flung corners of the globe, harnessing the talents of many people both in front-of and behind the camera. When Kendama X finally reaches fruition, You will all have the chance to own it and experience it, and it will be the first of it’s kind in the juggling community. Patience, young grasshoppas.

-Colin

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