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Discussion in 'The Sesh' started by Thomas Ishikawa, Jan 15, 2019.

  1. Thomas Ishikawa

    Thomas Ishikawa Honed Member

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    So it’s been roughly a month since they uploaded these videos in Japan but looks like they haven’t really introduced it to the US players yet (or have a thread on DS).
    It’s essentially a Gloken version of the JKA Dan testing but for a way bigger audience and skill level.
    They have 5 different certifications ranking from Medal Challenge, Basic, Advanced, Expert, and Master. Video Playlist

    Thoughts?

    I think it allows for a better introduction to Kendama without the difficulty of landing tricks like spike or big cup. Really helps out the younger kids too if they can set some sort of goal with this tiered system.

    Website (Japanese only)
     
    Jan 15, 2019
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  2. goenKendama

    goenKendama Moderator Staff Member

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    Always good to see new ideas for getting people into kendama. The video above lists a number of the same tricks required for the JKA introductory challenge that is a precursor to the Kyu level tests. We've been using the JKA 9 trick challenge to get people interested, young and old, for a while now.

     
    Jan 15, 2019
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  3. j o r d a n

    j o r d a n n00b

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    Hey everyone! Could someone explain what this is and how can we do legitimate testing?
     
    Jun 25, 2020
  4. goenKendama

    goenKendama Moderator Staff Member

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    Jun 25, 2020