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Battle at the Border (BATB) 2017 Recap

Battle at the Border 2017 was an awesome event hosted by Chad Covington of Sol Kendamas. This year’s turnout exceeded expectations, with almost 100 Kendama players in attendance. BATB17 was held in the historic Foundry building near downtown Nashville, Tennessee. The weather was pretty crazy in the southeastern U.S with snow and freezing rain but that didn’t stop groups like DKT, Grande Squad, Pineapple Kendama and others from making the drive. There were twenty two sponsors for the event including Kendama USA, Sol Kendamas, Sweets Kendamas, KROM, Terra Kendama, Grain Theory, RWB and more. As a result, there were tons of mini games and prizes given out throughout the event.

The freestyle competition had some of the most creative tricks around and some of the craziest bangers thrown on stage. The finals came down to a match between Jake Fisher & Max Norcross. Max Norcross nearly won however Jake Fisher came away with the win. Pictured below are the winners of the freestyle event:

From left to right: 4th – Christian Fraser, 3rd – Cam Herrero, 2nd – Max Norcross, 1st – Jake Fischer

The Open division was intense from the first match up to the final round with Liam Router and Ben Herald going head to head for the title of Battle at the Border and Liam taking the victory.

4th – Johnny Kress, 3rd – Blair Sylvester Wesley, 2nd – Ben Herald, 1st – Liam Rauter

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There were also beginner, intermediate, and advanced ladders that were done during the event as well. Here are the winners for those divisions:

Beginner: 3rd – Lilly Kosicki, 2nd – Alex Jorgenson, 1st – Fame Cristobal

Intermediate: 4th – Tristen Wareham, 3rd – Dalton Hodge, 2nd – Carlos Castro, 1st – Walker Lifsey

Advanced: 4th – John Coffman, 3rd – Antonio Cecchetti, 2nd – Nick Dodenhoff, 1st – Caleb Rush

Again congratulations to all who placed in any of the divisions this year and thanks to Chad Covington and Sol Kendamas for throwing a fantastic event!

 

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WORDS – a short film by Jake Wiens

No matter what language you speak we all say KENDAMA.  Kendama has the power to bring people together from around the world.  In September of 2014 Kendama players from around the world traveled to Tokyo for the Catch & Flow freestyle tournament.  We shared tricks, stories, and words.  Each time we go to Japan we learn new words in Japanese and share new English words with the Japanese players.  The one word that brings us together is KENDAMA.

Directed by – Jake Wiens

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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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Colin Sander Unboxing Video.

Hang with Colin Sander, Kristian Aynedter, and Micah Marsh in the MMAK apartment for a few minutes while they give you a look at what one of Colin’s sponsorship boxes holds. We open Ozora, TK, Krom, Sunrise, and Kendama USA Kaizen product and talk about the subtle differences between each and the things we like about them.

After mixing and matching tamas and kens to find that perfect pair & weight… a couple of tricks are laced to break em in. We love seeing all of the unboxing videos you guys do so thought we would shoot one from this side! Thanks for all the support and keep shredding.

 

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End of Summer Giveaway

Summer just ended, but there’s still 1 more event to celebrate. We’re extremely thankful for all the support from our fans and customers, and we want to give back something extra special this year.

Here at Kendama USA, we’re fortunate to have access to lots of unique prototypes, limited edition products, and rare Kendamas that may never be made again. For this End of Summer Giveaway, we’re opening up our vault and hand selecting a treasure-trove of these rare gems in our biggest giveaway ever!

There will be a total of 13 winners, We will be giving away three main prize packages and 10 other amazing prizes all described below.

  • Snow Gold Musou
  • Limited Musou Holster
  • Premium Orange Ozora
  • Sunrise Purple Strata
  • GRIP Walnut Sunrise
  • Honor Tribute

  • Sparkling Green Musou
  • Musou Holster
  • 80′s Red Sakura
  • Sunrise Blue Strata
  • Metallic Green Ozora
  • Honor Tribute

  • Breeze Orange Musou
  • Keyaki Shin Fuji
  • Yellow Ozora
  • Sky Blue Ozora
  • Honor Tribute

10 will win one of the following prizes:

  • Terra Lemongrass Jumbo Pill
  • Ozora Pink Galaxy
  • Tribute Merlot Silk
  • Kendama USA Padauk Proto
  • KROM Viking Zebra
  • Terra Purple Pill
  • KROM Rubberwood
  • Premium Gold Ozora
  • Tribute Black w/ Blue Triple Stripe
  • Grain Theory Mystery Kendama

Enter your email address on the left and you’ll be entered for your chance to win!

CLICK HERE FOR A CLOSER LOOK AT THE PRIZES!

 

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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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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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Krom LA

The Krom Kendama Pro Team took their skills and camera to the city of Los Angeles, California. Watch Thorkild, Matt, Mathias, and Philip as they shred from the streets of downtown to the cliffs of Malibu.

Pick up your own KROM kendama right HERE!

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Colin Sander Instagram Contest

So Colin Sander is running a fun Instagram contest for you guys! If you don’t have an instagram we highly recommend it to keep up with KendamaUSA contests and all sorts of fun! This is what you need to do to compete!

1. go follow Colin Sander ”@secret_yinzer”

2. RePost this photo with the hashtags #colinsander #kendamausa

3. Comment on Colin’s facebook which kendama you would want to win, and who’s kendama the middle one used to be! Small hint on his post!
Good Luck Everyone!

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YoDamma 2 Event Video!

Kendama USA, Gloken, and Razor Sports teamed up to put on Yo-Dama Fest 2 on Oahu with special guest Krom Kendama. This was a 3 day event of non-stop kendama action! There were competitions, mini games, classes with pros, and much more! We had a ton of fun putting this on and we cannot wait to come back!  For more information on the event and our trip to Hawaii check out a write up Keith Matsumura did right HERE

 

Enjoy!

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Kendama USA Japan 2013 – The Gloken Musou Tour

It’s amazing how much one place can influence a person. All of us here at Kendama USA are influenced by the birthplace of kendama… Japan. A portion of our team was honored to be invited to visit the birthplace of kendama for sessions, meetings, product-releases, and plotting the future course of our sport.

It was destined to be an amazing time, and who better than Colin Sander to showcase it to you. Let’s be real… we were there because Kazuma Iwata, the maker of MUGEN, was coming back.
Enjoy next-level tricks, a star-studded juggler list, and all of the unpredictable beauty that the far east bestows upon us with each visit. This is Kendama USA’s Gloken Musou Tour edit. Japan 2013.

This trip and all the events around it would not have been possible without an endless list of helpers, performers, shops, hosts, and so on. Watch the video, and you’ll catch them all in there.

Special thanks to:
Yuki Nakamura
Tamotsu Kubota
Colin Sander
Turner Thorne
Dave Mateo
Jake Wiens
Matt Sweets Jorgenson
Thorkild May
Yuka Hyuga
Satoru Akimoto
With Support From
Kazuma Iwata
Gloken
Kendama USA
KROM
Sweets
SpinGear
Decade
Hajime Ishibashi
Nobuaki Komoto
Jeremy Stephenson
Shot by:
Jake Wiens
Colin Sander

Cut by:
Colin

Visit:
KendamaUSA.com
gloken.net

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KROM Deluxe worldwide release

We are really pumped to be working with Kendama DK and KROM Kendama on this exciting new project. We’re proud to be a part of the worldwide release of the KROM Deulxe series today along with Gloken, The KenGarden, Terra, and of course Kendama DK.

The KROM Deluxe is a series of high end Kendamas made with first-class precision from exotic hardwoods. Far from a generic Kendama, these beauty’s have been crafted and tested carefully, to find an optimum balance for high performance play. The unique choice of wood species and design combine for great feel, performance, and balance. This release includes various combinations of walnut, rubber wood, maple, and red oak.

We finally had a chance to meet the Kendama DK guys during this year’s Dama Fest, and share their positive attitude towards Kendama play, and community. It’s refreshing to see Kendama brands go the extra mile and put in serious effort into their craftsmanship, team, creativity, and presentation. We are truly excited today. Not only for this amazing Deluxe release, but also to take this first step in a new partnership with Kendama DK and KROM.

Enough talk, check out the KROM Deluxe line for yourself in our store HERE.

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