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Kendama USA at Blading Cup!

Come hang out with TJ, Jake, Dave, and Harald along with the worlds best bladers and b boys!

The Blading Cup is an entire block of action! Don’t miss it!!

Get all the info right HERE!!

If you are anywhere new Santa Ana California then get over to the Blading Cup on Sat November 1st!

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MKO HYPE Video!

Kendama USA will be attending MKO this year with Keith Matsumura, Alex Smith, and Turner Thorne!

 

The 2014 MKO will be held in the rotunda of the Mall of America on Saturday, November 1st.
Entry to the event is free

Costs to compete:

Beginner & Intermediate:
$8 – Pre-Registration
$12 – Day of event

Open (Advanced + Pro):
$15 – Pre-Registration
$20 – Day of event

Registration: 9:30am-11:00am

Event: 11:00am-6:00pm

Air Traffic Kites and Games will be the exclusive vendor for this year’s MKO.

Competition Style:

Beginner and Intermediate Ladders

Head-to-Head Open Division (Advanced/Pro)

7 to Spike (Freestyle Invite-Only)

There will also be mini-games, consistency challenges, and much more!

For more information click HERE!

 

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Joris Schweppe joins the TRIBE!

Joris Schweppe has been selected by the one and only Keith Matsumura to join the Tribe!

“I met Joris when I traveled to Denmark for the European Kendama Open. I was instantly amazed at his skill with a Kendama, but as I got to spend more quality time with him I was even more impressed by his character and passion. He plays Kendama with incredible amounts of determination, focus, and creativity. I even had the chance to watch him become the European Kendama Champion. Joris loves coffee, tea, and is studying cinematography in his home country of Holland. I chose Joris as for Tribe because of what he represents. He represents hard work, progression and innovation of Kendama, diversity in interests, motivation, and trustworthiness. I’m glad to call Joris my friend and beyond stoked to welcome him to the Tribe!”                           – Keith Matsumura




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Kendama Featured On Facebook’s New App!

Facebook just released their new app called “Rooms”. This app allows you to create groups with you’re friends that have the same common interests as you! Kendama is spotted right when you download the app, and is used as an example throughout the set up!  Check out all the articles featured below, and go download Facebook rooms right HERE!

 

USATODAY.COM

“Already popular on Rooms: beat boxing, Kicks from Above (cool shoes in cool places) and mouth watering, home-cooked meals, not to mention families who have ditched suburbia to raise their kids on the road and Facebook employees obsessively playing Kendama, a traditional Japanese game.” -Jessica Guynn, USA Today

 

 

WIRED.COM

THEVERGE.COM

EWEEK.COM

TECHCRUNCH.COM

BITS.COM

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World of Dance Recap

World of dance San Diego was a treat for us. There were a handful of kids that showed up just to see the Kendama USA booth. Tj Kolesnik and Dave Mateo had fun jamming with some of the locals and new shredders of San Diego. Kristian Aynedter of Grain Theory was a huge help giving some awesome tips and tricks to all who stopped by. The set up at the booth couldn’t have been better. We had a view of the main entrance as well as an overhead view of the all styles battle. Carolina and Dave (Elephants&Rabbits) decided to enter at the last minute and to our surprise, they made it to the top 8. Big ups to World of Dance on the events and huge THANK YOU for having us.

Check out the photos and enjoy, hope to see you all at the next event.

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Kendama USA Welcomes Wyatt Bray to the TRIBE

Kendama USA has always been about family. We have always been about sharing this game that we love, and helping to spread and grow the scene here in the states and throughout the world. Those that have joined us on our Kendama mission share this passion and are amazing representatives for the game and culture. They travel the world, teach others how to play, represent KenUSA at events, perform for audiences far-and-wide, and put forth a good positive face for kendama to all those they encounter.  As Kendama continues to grow, so does our crew.  We’re happy to announce that we have created a new wing of the Kendama USA family, the TRIBE.


Tribes are families. Tribes are small societies built on shared efforts towards a common goal. Tribes are primitive elements of being human and connecting with others.  Our current team is made up of such a diverse group of unique individuals, and we wanted this same eclectic mix to be reflected as our own family grows.  We’ve asked each current member of our team to hand pick the players that they personally feel would be ideal to support and welcome into the crew.  Colin Sander was the first Pro on Kendama USA, so naturally it made sense for him to lead the way and announce the very first member of the Kendama USA TRIBE:  Wyatt Bray.

 


Wyatt is a kendama player hailing from Portland, Oregon whose wild combos, refreshing creativity, and contagious positivity has made waves across the kendama-community. His personality and style are so unique, and this clearly shines through in his kendama-play. He is the first member of the Kendama USA TRIBE.

 

Enjoy Wyatt’s Kendama USA TRIBE announcement edit.

More TRIBE announcements will be made in the near future.  Who’s next?

 

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Gloken Mugen Musou Sessions – Kendama World Cup 2014

Colin Sander put together a short edit of some of the guys jamming their Musou’s durring the world cup in Japan! Enjoy!

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RJ #Freezeoftheday Montage!!

When RJ Puno isn’t dancing for the Jabawokeez he is Lacing dama tricks and defying the laws of gravity! Check out this edit of his mind blowing moves!

And to see more of these amazing shots Follow him on Instagram @ROCKADEEZY

Huge thanks to Stance, Jabbawockeez. PRiSM, and SuperCr3w!!

filmed by Anderson Ko and Daniel Zhu
edited by Daniel Zhu

 

 

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What The Dama Art Show!

“Shimpei Kimura introduces the new subculture of the Kendama, a children’s toy introduced to Japan in the early 1800′s. However, people of today have re-invented the kendama, and made it a popular sport around the world.” This Gallery will be traveling to Osaka in November so if you are nearby it is definitely worth checking out!

 

Jake Wiens kendama was featured in this art installment as well and is still for sale right HERE

For more information about the gallery check out the full website HERE!

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Jake Wiens – Around The World.

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?

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Catch & Flow Recap!

Danish kendama player Thorkild May recently took home the Red Bull Catch & Flow Championship in Tokyo Japan. Check out all the madness in the video recap down below!

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Kendama Spotted in Fiftythree’s MIX comercial!

A Tribute Kendama is spotted in the new Ad for Fiftythree’s most recent app called MIX. This app allows you to create a drawing, post it, and then others have the choice of adding on to it! It is another amazing take on connecting people via social media! Check out The app website right here!  https://mix.fiftythree.com/


Huge Thanks to Adam Kingman for spotting this!

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