I’m really excited about this video, because I haven’t seen Donald Grant since at least 1996 or 1997 (coincidentally, about the same time I got into kendamas) and here he turns up with 8 minutes of remarkably creative and inventive kendama tricks.
For those who don’t know, Donald is one of the early pioneers of modern diabolo performance. For yoyo players I’ll break it down like this…remember how Alex Garcia changed yoyo freestyles? That’s what Donald Grant did for diabolo performances.
This video is edited down from about 90 minutes of footage, and while it moves a bit slow there is a TON of material in here…new concepts and trick execution for kendama are hard to come by but Donald gives us a lot to work on with this video.