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Introducing New Terra Pills: Bamboo, Padauk, Wenge

New 2015 Pill Kendamas Bamboo Padauk Wenge


We’ve got three new Pill Kendamas available from Terra in bamboo, padauk, and wenge. These new additions to their “exotic” line of pills is not only beautiful but was hand selected for their playability and durability. Pick yours up at Kendama USA!

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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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STACK 2 WIN Contest Recap

Thank you all for participating in our Stack2Win Contest! We truly had some really creative submissions and we hope to see more when we do this again!

Here are your winners!

1st Place: Ryan Plourd



2nd Place: Dwight Daly Jr.

3rd Place: Raven Thomas

Honorable Mention:

Camille Cruz


Be sure to check out all the submissions by clicking here.

Everyone who enters our contests wins, Message us if you didn’t place 1st 2nd or 3rd for an exclusive deal!

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2015 Sakura Classic Recap

The first ever Sakura Classic was a blast! We had a great turnout and it was a great seeing so many people enjoying and supporting what we love so much; Kendama. Our booth was full each day of the NCCBF and we couldn’t have asked for a better turn out. Thanks to the Consulate General of Japan for hosting us and to all those who came out and helped make this a success.

Here is a look early look at our booth on the 1st day.
Kendama USA - Day 1 of the 2015 Sakura Classic
Here are your Speed Ladder Winners.
Kendama USA - 2015 Sakura Classic - Speed Ladder Winners

 

Here are your 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners for the Sakura Classic

1st – Nic Stodd
2nd – Keilan Cancino
3rd – TJ Kolesnik
Congratulations to everyone!

Kendama USA - 2015 Sakura Classic - Tournament Winners

For more information on the National Cherry Blossom Festival and attending next year visit http://sfcherryblossom.org/

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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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Road to NKR San Diego.

Dave Mateo is hosting a series of competitions allowing the winner of each city to get a full ride the the National Kendama Retreat this upcoming april! Here is the group photo of the San Diego competition!

Congratulations to Matthew Rigato for taking home the win!

Make sure you dont miss out on the next event going on in LA on March 29th!

For all the information you need goto SpikehardCatchlow.com 

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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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Kendama USA “Hipsters” Featured on Fox News at Toy Fair 2015

Good times at the 2015 NY Toy Fair.  Maybe Fox News doesn’t get it yet, but that’s ok.  They’ll catch up eventually.
Check out their news coverage of the NYC toy fair including Kendamas where our very own Pros can been seen below.

Read the full story here.

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Kendama USA presents – The Toy Fair experience – 2014

The NYC Toy Fair is the largest Toy Fair in the world. 2014 was our third year in the show and we are about to head out to our fourth. Each year the Kendama USA crew heads out and jams kendama all day and night for 4 days at the fair. Even with all the other games and products at Toy Fair we always find ourself back with the kendama and jamming. Why? Because we truly love Kendama. Enjoy some of the footage from the Streets of NYC, Toy Fair, and the Ferry Session with the locals.

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Dave Mateo – Spike Hard Catch Low x Gloken – Edit 3

Dave was honored to have the opportunity to collaborate with Gloken on his recent Spike Hard Catch Low edit #3. During his last trip to Japan for Catch&Flow, Dave was presented by Yukka this rare Jumbo Snow-Gold Musou from famed kendama-maker Kazuma Iwata. Dave told Yukka that he would dedicate the Spike Hard Catch Low edit #3 to Gloken for gifting him this awesome Kendama.

From Dave:

“The sound and playability of this Kendama is unreal.  I did by best to help capture what this Kendama sounds like while being played. It has deep clicks, not too tacky but forgiving tama grip and amazing balance feel.

Thank you Kazuma, Yuka, Tomatsu, and Zoomadanke for letting me experience this Kendama. ”

Special thanks to
Takeshi Kamisato (Duncan), Dominic Calimquim (Folken) and Carolina Herrera (E&R) for helping me film.

 

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