Colin Sander dropped a new video to promote his 2013, all-cherry pro model kendama from Kendama USA. These just hit the webstore so grab ’em quick before they’re gone! And if you have any doubts, check out this video and see what Colin can do with it. We’re pretty sure that all those tricks come pre-loaded into the Pro Models. Jake Wiens from The Kengarden told us that, so if you buy one and can’t do all those tricks, blame Jake.
Musous On A Plane
Kendama USA and Gloken partnered up to send some of our favorite kendama players to Japan…and with that much time in transit, of course the guys filmed and edited a video during their flights! Featuring Dave Mateo, Turner Thorne, Colin Sander, and Jake Wiens.
Jake Wiens Turns Pro For Kendama USA
HUGE congratulations to our friend Jake Wiens on his new sponsorship by Kendama USA! Jake is one of the leading forces in the development and promotion of the modern kendama scene, and is a tremendous human being. It’s great to see someone get the recognition they deserve, and Jake deserves all the accolades he can possibly handle.
This video is a fantastic profile on Jake, with help from Jeremy Stephenson, Matt Rice, Harald Boyesen, Sourmash, Andy Olive, Guy Wright, and Tori Riley. Jake’s signature model kendama will be released in 2014.
Kendama USA Presents: Zack & Colin
Kendama pros like Zack Yourd & Colin Sander can’t just cruise into a ten-day seven-city extravaganza like the Kengarden Roots Tour without a bit of practice. Here are a few days of getting the feel back, both in-front of, and behind the lens.
Vocal commentary left in to give some insight into the player-filmer relationship.
Kendama USA Presents: Dama Fest 2013
The video of Dama Fest 2013 looks absolutely amazing! The amount of skill and energy at this event was just tremendous, and it was nice to see a handful of yoyo players hanging out and having a good time. This video really does make it look like the kendama event of the year…and congrats to Keith Matsumura for taking home the top prize!
Dama Fest 2013 was incredible!!! Dama Fest is an annual event which attracts top level Kendama professionals from all over North America, Europe, and as far as Japan. Event highlights include autograph signings, raffles, demonstrations, and lessons for new players. The event is completely free to the public to attend.
Big thanks to our gold sponsors Kendama USA, Sweets Kendama, Kendama Co, KROM x Kendama DK, and Tribute Kendama.
Big ups to the 2013 Champion, Keith Matsumura!!!
Kendama is a traditional Japanese skill game that challenges hand-eye coordination, balance, and focus. Learn more at www.KendamaUSA.com.
Kendama USA – 2013 NYC
It took a while for Kendama USA to release the full video of footage shot during the 2013 International Toy Fair in New York, but it was worth the wait! In their words:
Kendama USA is back in NYC for the 2013 Toy Fair. This full length edit shows the entire sleepless week of our experience at the show and roaming the streets of New York.
Special guests include Batman, Spiderman, Elmo, Power Ranger stunt doubles, and a giant purple crayon.
Huge thanks to Jake Wiens and the Kengarden for the video work.
Kendama USA – Zack Yourd Edit #6
Kendama USA is proud to present the sixth edit from Zack Yourd. Spending a week out in Colorado to log some time on the snowboard, Yourd was able to pick up the camera and lace some kendama maneuvers in the colorful views of the Centennial State. Experience the elevations and good vibes this edit has to offer as you gain insight to the endless creativity that’s sparked from kendama.
Dama Fest 2013
Kendama USA is thrilled to host the 2013 Dama Fest on May 11, 2013 in Atlanta GA. Dama Fest is a unique Kendama event with high level players from across North America, Japan, and Europe all under 1 roof. It’s a great opportunity to meet your favorite Kendama pros face to face, see brand new unreleased Kendama products, and jam with some of the icons in the Kendama world.
This year we are offering a $1000 top prize, and have some unbelievable prizes and raffles. This is the Kendama event of 2013 you do NOT want to miss!!!
Kendama USA – 2013 Pro Models
Kendama USA’s 2013 Pro Models are available now! The 2013 Pro Models use a brand new paint Kendama USA have been developing for several years, and offer a high level of grip during kendama play.
Each Pro has chosen their own unique color, and has his autograph and spirit animal engraved into the handle. A portion of every sale goes directly to each player. Every 2013 Pro Model comes with a replacement string and bead set, instructions, and extra stickers.
These kendamas are available now, only at KendamaUSA.com.
Kendama Ladder Battle – Las Vegas (3.12)
The Kengarden is hosting a kendama ladder battle in Las Vegas, Nevada on Tuesday, March 12th, 2013. Details are below!
This ladder is based off speed and control. One ladder for all 3 divisions. (beginner, Intermediate, Advanced)
Freestyle is about busting your best and making the crowd go nuts. You will have 1 min to bust as many fly moves as you can. (my advice is dont spend the entire 1 min trying one trick)
Freestyle will be judged by the crowd so make em happy. Flex your knees and you steeze!
Teams of 4 will form. 2 dancers and 2 Kendama players. Teams of 4 will face off in an all out freestyle showdown.
HUGE UPS to The DISTRCT for hosting the event in there amazing space! MEGA PROPS to Kendama USA for the prizes and getting the pros out. HELLA HIGH FIVES to DJ BBOYRELAPSE. EXPLODING FIST BUMPS to Kendama LV.
SEE YALL IN VEGAS TUESDAY MARCH 12th FROM 6 – 10! YEE
AROUND THE BLOCK (Small cup, big cup, bottom cup)
COOL WHIP (pull up orbit to big cup orbit)
AIRPLANE (fly like a G6)
Kendama USA Japan Tour 2012
This is easily one of the best kendama videos I’ve ever seen…it’s just packed with solid tricks and more smiles per capita than the last five yoyo videos I watched. Amazing stuff from the Kendama USA folks!
In November 2012 the Kendama USA Pro Team traveled to Japan to explore Kendama’s roots, players, and experience the homeland of this game that has changed all of our lives. This is the full length edit of our travels and tricks. Edited by Colin Sander.