Recently, TJ Kolesnik and Haley Bishoff spend the weekend in Grand Haven, Michigan at the Great Lakes Kite Festival playing, spreading and teaching kendama. Some local players came out for the weekend to jam, making even more people at the festival get stoked on kendama. TJ and Haley stayed with Phoenix Kite Collective, who is a group of incredibly talented kite flyers who perform synchronized routines to music.
It’s really awesome to see different communities join together and share what they do. Kites and Kendama have more in common than you may think. They both require hand eye coordination, patience and are both very satisfying once you learn your first skill.
Without the help of Mac Kites and KendamaUSA, this epic weekend would not have been possible. Huge thanks to everyone who made the weekend great! We hope to come back next year!