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Catch & Flow 2016 Recap

Catch & Flow 2016 was a smashing success! Congrats to Jake Fisher for taking 1st place. Our very own Wyatt Bray took 2nd and KROM’s Bonz Atron took 3rd. The event was full of shredders from around the world showing off their style and flow in this freestyle event. It was awesome to have Nobu and Jake MC the event again this year and bring that extra energy to the stage.

Here is what Kenyatta and Dave thought of the event:

“Catch & Flow was definitely an experience of a lifetime! Everything was beyond memorable from seeing Friends halfway across the world to meeting new Japanese players I didn’t think I would ever have opportunity to meet. I loved the vibe of the competition. Awesome to have Harold DJing the event. I genuinely felt love from everyone I was fortunate enough to let and spend time with. I truly look forward to next years event.” – Kenyatta

“This years Catch & Flow competition was another epic one for the history books, the talent and skill level just gets more and more insane every year.” -Dave.

 

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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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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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