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Discussion in 'The Sesh' started by Rickyspanish5600, Feb 10, 2021.

  1. Rickyspanish5600

    Rickyspanish5600 n00b

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    How do i learn New tricks besides using sweets YouTube right now? i dont Have no homies that jam so I’m kinda out of luck in the peers aspect but I’m just trying to progress
     
    Feb 10, 2021
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  2. Emil Apostol

    Emil Apostol DS Legend

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    I believe there is a kendama Discord server out there that holds regular online jams. That should allow you to get in touch with new friends.

    Sir @goenKendama should be able to help you out with that :) I'm part of said discord server but I do not use Discord because I don't get how the user interface works.
     
    Feb 10, 2021
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  3. goenKendama

    goenKendama Moderator Staff Member

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    @Rickyspanish5600 As @Emil Apostol mentions the Kendama Discord Server is a good place to connect and with the video/voice channels you can jam online. Additionally you might have a look at the JKA website they have trick videos but also information on testing. Those tests, even if you don't take them IRL, can be challenging. Also there are a number of threads in our Beginners section that might be helpful.
     
    Feb 11, 2021
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  4. jimgrude

    jimgrude Member

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    I don't get this. Why do you need other people to learn? I've played for over a decade without needing videos or people to play with. I understand that people are different, but if you constantly requires input from others, do you truly enjoy playing and practicing?
     
    Feb 12, 2021
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  5. Osephj

    Osephj n00b

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    I used to play solo for awhile, then my friends started taking interest and they eventually started playing with me
     
    Feb 12, 2021
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  6. goenKendama

    goenKendama Moderator Staff Member

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    There is something to be said for not having to "reinvent the wheel" and being forced to rediscover all the various parts of playing kendama. Also when it comes to various techniques like grips, moves, etc. it is helpful to know how to do them properly, more efficiently. There's a lot of history out there about how to play, particularly from the JKA, so why not take advantage of the info. Choosing not to utilize knowledge that has been hard-earned by others can unnecessarily lengthen the learning curve and increase frustration during the learning process.

    Not to mention that if a person's self-learned techniques aren't the same as are recognized by the playing community it's likely that they'll have to be changed/relearned to participate in competitions, testing, or even friendly games of KEN. Like you mention however everyone is different and like to learn, play, and participate in different ways, so as always YMMV. :D
     
    Feb 12, 2021
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  7. Rickyspanish5600

    Rickyspanish5600 n00b

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    I do 100% enjoy dama i just like friendly competition it helps me. I sometimes Forget tricks or a friend or someone does a trick I’ve never heard of and wanna get down on it idk
     
    Feb 13, 2021