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    I know this is a little late, but here’s an edit my brother and I made on thanksgiving. Hope you enjoy!

    More... Dec 12, 2018

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    by Luke J.

    What's up Downspike, Drew and I got together one Saturday morning and threw together this little mini-edit! Let me know what you think and be on the look out for a couple full length edits coming out in the near future!

    More... Nov 15, 2018

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    FORTRESS UNDER THE BRIDGE New video in the magical spot I found a few days ago. Everything recorded in one day. Quick edits like this feel super good and I recommend making them. Playing with the new fortress tower shape. Feels unbelievably good in hand, especially for juggles.

    More... Oct 9, 2018

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    by Gasiek

    “This film is a culmination of footage from our monthly jams, community submissions as well as other random stuff - almost entirely filmed over the last 8 months. The idea was to both spread the word, letting everyone know about the kendama scene which is growing here in Scotland, as well as pin-point our progress as a community and as individuals. It is now our dream to continue to move the kendama scene forward in the UK, organise bigger events, throw more comps, give away more prizes, host more special guests, have as much fun as possible and play even more kendama than ever before. A massive thanks goes out to all the contributors who sent in clips, for coming to the jams, getting your friends involved – without you we would not have a scene. Dama on fam, see you in the next one.” - Paul Sayer, film editor/SK founder BUY A T-SHIRT, SUPPORT YOUR HOMIES www.soundkendama.com FOLLOW US IG/Twitter/Facebook @soundkendama

    More... Sep 14, 2018

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    Kendama USA Pro Wyatt Bray and Friday Kendama's Alyjah Onishi teamed up to hold down the Portland kendama scene and bring to you "KENDAMA". Two Homies, epic kendama skill, and one fire filmer -Chris Valdez. get it. @wyattslay @oni.shi @chrisvaaaldez @KendamaUSA @fridaykendama - much respect

    More... Jul 30, 2018

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  • Straight FEASTING

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    Posted by: Bryan Scagline

  • Hey guys. Here's a a chill edit that I did in Portugal while on erasmus. I would really like to hear what you think about it. Hope you like it. Cheers

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    Posted by: yung yeezus

  • Livestream

    More... Posted: Dec 7, 2018

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    Posted by: Dæmon

  • Fresh podcast from Rod and MJ, straight outta Japan.

    More... Posted: Dec 2, 2018

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    Posted by: htimSxelA

  • After 10 years of Kendama, our very own pro Christian Fraser is now a legend! To celebrate we've created an entirely new kendama! - The shape is slightly lar...

    More... Posted: Nov 2, 2018

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    Posted by: Dæmon

  • Full Livestream (rebroadcast) [MEDIA] ^If you weren't there or watching live, feel free to re-live the entirety of the awards show courtesy of Sweets' Twitch channel! Minneapolis, MN The 1st Annual DS Awards took place @ MKO this Saturday and this is how it went down... Since this was a first, I didn't know what would happen at the 2018 DS awards. To be honest, I was a bit apprehensive. There was very little communication on the planning side and even less funding. But that's part of what made the "pilot episode" of the DS Awards so special. I had an idea for a new kind of awards show, but execution is a different beast altogether. The night started off somewhat predictably with a slight delay. The freestyle competition was over two hours behind schedule at one point, but the organizers rallied to catch up a bit by skipping dinner. When it finally wrapped up, Cody and the livestream team from Sweets ran over to set up for DS Awards. But some wi-fi issues dogged the venue, so I handed over my mobile hotspot, braced for data overages, and hoped for the best. It worked. With the wi-fi lit, the doors opened and the room packed in. @htimSxelA took over hosting duties, and absolutely crushed it as emcee to a standing-room only crowd. He even learned how to tie a bow tie, though without a collar it was definitely a chippendale vibe. There were a few hiccups with the video playback of the categories, but with drinks in hand and butts in seats, nobody seemed to mind. The host with the most and his intergalactic bow tie. First, the room was introduced to breakout performance winner JOKBERT, if they didn't know him already. It was pretty epic to have him there at MKO all the way from Finland. Next up, Chad Covington introduced the Best Instabanger (single trick) category, which Bonz took home. Upon seeing the clip, which was a goofy if rediculously difficult line on a jumbo kendama, Bonz said "Oh you chose that one?!" ...The people have spoken, Bonz. Next up, recent KendamaUSA pro Haley Bishoff presented Best Female Edit, which went to Missu, who was livestreaming across the Pacific from Osaka, Japan. Her reaction was pure gold: [MEDIA] Next up, Sweets himself presented the Player of the Year, which surprised no one: Nick Gallagher. No question on that voting, he dominated basically every contest all year. We raffled off a couple of mystery boxes, and some Terra's including one donated by @lategreat808 . @Christian Fraser, who plunked down $50 of tickets in the hopes of winning the mugen, walked with one. @lategreat808 pointed out that his very first Pro mod was a C.Fraser mod that he won from a DSGS, so the dama love came full circle. Nick Gallagher takes home Player of the Year After that, the night got crazy. @Yourdy surprised everyone by showing up to take Best Cinematography for his Edit 7. A well-deserved honor for the insane visuals he put together. After that, we raffled off a Mugen, a GoPro, and had some laughs. The mugen winner wasn't in attendance, but the stoke was real nonetheless: Finally, @Bryan Scagline announced the edit of the year, which would be claimed by Cooper Eddy for his work on the Gallagher Twins' Documentary. All three of them accepted the award together, but it was the producer who gets the trophy for "making them look good", according to the twins. The night ended with drinks, more kendama seshing, and a few late night eats at TGIFridays because, as one person put it "I didn't fly all the way to Minnesota to not go to TGIFridays". Very little sleep and very much fun was had by all. Special thanks to everyone who supported with a raffle ticket and an extra special shout out to Sweets, Jero, and the livestream crew for swinging the very first show. We have ideas to make it bigger and better next year and I hope you'll all tune in for that one. 2018 far exceeded our expectations. -CS [MEDIA] Zack surprises Scags moments before the awards. See you next year... SPECIAL THANKS to everyone who bought a raffle ticket, especially Marcus Todd, Christian Fraser, Joel Sheppard, and David Traska. Full nominees and winners below. We'll have a separate recap of the actual event (open + freestyle) soon. BREAKOUT PERFORMANCE Jokbert (winner) Lucas Adverse Terteleag Tiberiu Paul Sayer Teodore Fiorina Shonuff Chris BEST INSTABANGER Ben Herald Alex Mitchell Bonz Atron (winner) Kaito Nakajima Dylan Westmoreland BEST FEMALE EDIT Emmy Evans - Around the USA Steph Lussier - GT Edit Yua & Yui - All Girls Kendama Contest Missu - Terra Kendama Pro (winner) PLAYER OF THE YEAR Wyatt Bray Bonz Atron Nick Gallagher (winner) Zack Gallagher BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY Grain Theory - GT vs JPN 2 (VHS workout Limited Edition) KendamaUSA & TJ Kolesnick - Kendama Adventures 2 KendamaUSA - Japan 2017 Josh Grove - Sweets Team Krom - Kamo Everything Zack Yourd - Edit 7 (winner) Zoomadanke Documentary EDIT OF THE YEAR Keven Desoto - Pro Edit Joshua Grove - Sweets Team Announcement George Marshall - Nice Necklace! KendamaUSA - Team Edit May Krom - Tokyo Trip Sweets - Gallagher Twins Documentary Zack Yourd - Edit 7

    More... Posted: Oct 29, 2018

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    Posted by: Cheech_Sander

  • #kendama #kendamausa #KGROOTSTour2013 Tune in 10/21 @ 6pm PST (9pm EST) to watch the video and LIVE CHAT with the pros! The Kengarden Roots Tour was something special. Something that everyone dreams of. That perfect summer with all of your friends traveling the west coast, FEEDING off of each others energy, no sleep, laughing, and playing kendama. Watch how these players paved the way for what we know as kendama today. -much respect

    More... Posted: Oct 21, 2018

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    Posted by: Bryan Scagline