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Jarvis Lawrence is TRIBE

Jay Lawrence is TRIBE

Meet Jarvis a.k.a Jay, the newest member of the Tribe team! His quick wits and even faster hands will have yous guys blinking in disbelief. The ‘Scansin native, has been playing kendama for 3 1/2 years and first encountered kendama at school when a kid in his class pulled a kendama out and started playing it; after that Jay picked up his first Kendama a green & black Tribute Kendama and the rest is history.

Jay is constantly challenging himself and those around him to improve. His flow, consistency, and dedication to both the sport and the Kendama community are inspiring and we can’t wait to see more from him.

Watch his Tribe announcement edit below and help us welcome him to the family!

A few years back Bryan Scagline first met Jarvis and saw the potential of being a great role model and leader in the community.  Not only has Jay’s skills evolved since then but he hosts jams in his home state of Wisconsin with his crew 608KEN.

Current Favorite Setup: Maple Craft Shift X Kaizen Red/White Half Split!

- Much Respect -

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The Race Horse Named Kendama

Racehorse Kendama Wins at Maryland

Meet the racehorse named Kendama; a beautiful, three-year-old Colt from the prestigious Audley Farm. General Manager Turner Kobayashi, a Japanese-American, who’s been part of Audley Farm for over 20 years now, tells us that they named the horse’s pedigree; after his mother, a mare named Bilboquet.  Kendama won his last race on Friday, July 10, 2020.  It was a mile and one-sixteenth turn stretch at Laurel Park in Maryland. Check out our favorite racehorse in action below.

A little more about Audley Farm,  a 3,000-acre historic farm in Berryville, Virginia founded in 1749. George Washington’s adopted daughter; (Martha’s granddaughter), Nellie Custis lived here. Once the very first Triple Crown winner, Sir Barton was a stallion at Audley back in the 1920s. Currently, Audley Farm is a champion thoroughbred racehorse breeder and owner as well as a registered Black Angus seed stock and beef producer. To learn more about the racehorse named Kendama and Audley Farms check out www.audleyfarm.com.

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Ozora Street Exclusively @ Kendama USA

We’ve partnered up with Ozora to bring you the all new Ozora Street. New to Ozora’s staple arsenal of products, the 2015 Street Kendama features a stained ken and a matte semi glossed black tama.

Laced using an Ozora Red kendama string, this black on black combination is sure to be a classic and favorite among any collector.

Get yours 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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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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Kendama Featured on NPR

Kendama was featured today on NPR’s “All Things Considered”. Thanks to NPR and Ben Adler for the story. You can check out the full story here: http://www.npr.org/blogs/monkeysee/2013/06/21/194298144/the-kendama-can-a-wooden-toy-be-a-viral-sensation

Be sure to check out our web store HERE.

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News Coverage on Good Day Sacramento

The homies over at Sac Kendama got a spot on Good Day Sacramento today. It’s fun checking out the skills of news hosts during these reports in different parts of the country. This guy got pretty dialed for on-air! Huge thanks for the shout outs to Kendama USA, Metropolis Comix, and for rocking the Tribute shirts and hoodies!





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Brandon Devlin Reppin’ Kendama in the Newspaper!

Brandon sent us this article that was featured in the Bowling Green Daily News. Props, and great article! You can view the Bowling Green Daily News at their website.
Props to Alex Slitz for the photo too! Great shot.

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Hang out with Zack Yourd on March 3rd at Learning Express in PA!!!

Zack Yourd will be at the Learning Express store on Saturday March 3rd at 11am.  Come by, hang out, and session with Zack!!

The Learning Express store is located at:

290 Settlers Ridge Center Drive
Robinson Township, PA 15205
Phone: (412) 787-1199


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