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Discussion in 'Sessions' started by Austin Ayers, Jan 31, 2018.

  1. Austin Ayers

    Austin Ayers Member

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    Dec 23, 2017
    Location:
    South Carolina
    Post where you’re from and how big the community is around you. Im pretty sure that this thread has already been posted, but it hasn’t received new posts in over a year, so I decided to start a fresh one. I’m from SC and I don’t know anyone who plays, but I know there are players here. Maybe this thread will help newer players find other people around them, and help build communities.
     
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  2. lategreat808

    lategreat808 DS Legend

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    Dec 5, 2016
    Location:
    Tucson, AZ
    Currently in Central PA. Let me know if anyone is around that area.
     
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  3. Andy Dama

    Andy Dama Honed Member

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    May 24, 2017
    Location:
    Milwaukee WI
    Milwaukee Wisconsin, recently we have had a club of around ten people, so we've been trying to grow the scene here! If anyone is in the area (Chicago) or a short distance away, 1.5 hour Amtrak from Chicago, come sesh with us! Preferably in the summer
     
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  4. earthgirl420

    earthgirl420 Slayer

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    Location:
    Atlanta, GA
    I'm not sure where you're at in SC, but Zach Porter and Austin Ring (aka GVK) are in the Greenville/Columbia area!

    I'm down here in Georgia with our squad. It's been growing, most of our jams have at least 10 people. My old high school actually sponsors a club and I think that really helps the community too. School clubs get more people into it and then you automatically have people to jam with as well!
     
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  5. Sirwillcode

    Sirwillcode Slayer

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    Jan 21, 2017
    Location:
    Atlanta, GA
    I'm in GA also, whereabouts are these jams? I only go to the ones that kusa puts together.
     
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  6. xplodit

    xplodit Slayer

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    Sep 23, 2017
    Location:
    Colorado
    Memphis represent! Only people I know here with kendamas are the ones lucky enough to have gotten Christmas kendamas from me.
     
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  7. goenKendama

    goenKendama Moderator Staff Member

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    Location:
    Metro Manila, Philippines
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  8. earthgirl420

    earthgirl420 Slayer

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    Location:
    Atlanta, GA
    Well I work at KUSA and we usually help promote the GA Jams overall! If you follow the insta @gakendamaplayers and going the GA Kendama Players FB group - we always post in there when it's happening! The next one is 2/10 at the Woodstock Library!
     
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  9. Alek Fouts

    Alek Fouts Member

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    Nov 11, 2017
    Location:
    Fort Worth, Texas
    I live in DFW Texas, I would love to find out about local jams or a kendama club or where meetups locally could start up.
    Let me know if you live in the area and we could throw something together
     
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  10. Austin Ayers

    Austin Ayers Member

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    Location:
    South Carolina
    I completely understand that, and I did search the forums for this topic, but my noob comment on an old thread without any posts for the last year wouldn’t draw any new commenters, would it? Sorry I’m kinda new to DS.
     
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  11. poncho151

    poncho151 Honed Member

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2017
    Location:
    Upstate NY
    I live in eastern upstate NY and I've yet to meet anyone so I sesh with YouTube. This spring Im gonna start bringing damas with me to our skate park that was built a couple years ago. Try get some of the local youth hyped on it and hopefully spread it around too. Who knows maybe in a year or less I'll be able to organize a weekly etc. jam.
     
    Jan 31, 2018
  12. goenKendama

    goenKendama Moderator Staff Member

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    Location:
    Metro Manila, Philippines
    No worries at all. Just giving you, and anyone else passing through, a heads-up regarding forum preferences. Every board I've been on does it slightly different and if no one ever mentions anything it might not be apparent. The search here is a little funky still. A search for "kendama" and "kendamas" turn up different results so you have to be patient with it sometimes. In any event it's good to have you with us; see you on the boards.
     
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  13. Q Miller-Edwards

    Q Miller-Edwards Honed Member

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    Mar 4, 2017
    Location:
    AZ
    Phoenix Arizona, I’ve seen one other player
     
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  14. whirlwindcheck

    whirlwindcheck n00b

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    Oct 7, 2017
    Location:
    Pittsburgh, PA
    I am out here in Pittsburgh, we have had a big scene in the past, but there doesn't seem to be much happening at the moment.

    I am hoping to find new people and start it up again.
     
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  15. LowlifeGabe

    LowlifeGabe n00b

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    Jan 22, 2018
    Location:
    SoCal
    SoCal IE don't really have any friends that play
     
    Feb 5, 2018
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  16. Jasper B.

    Jasper B. Slayer

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    Dec 5, 2016
    Location:
    San Diego
    SoCal squad! Some of the chillest seshes come from @Kenyatta Williams with his Bi-Weekly Encinitas jams in the library. Check his instagram (@th0k3n) for the info every couple weeks.
     
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  17. LowlifeGabe

    LowlifeGabe n00b

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    Location:
    SoCal
    I saw it last week looks lit but San Diego is pretty far for me haha
     
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  18. Jasper B.

    Jasper B. Slayer

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    Location:
    San Diego
    Ahh, is Orange County any better? or worse? Alex Hirota hosts some jams there too
     
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  19. LowlifeGabe

    LowlifeGabe n00b

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    Location:
    SoCal
    About the same lol IE is an hour away from everything haha
     
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  20. Jasper B.

    Jasper B. Slayer

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    Dec 5, 2016
    Location:
    San Diego
    What part of SoCal are you at? I may be able to help lol. I am like half an hour to 2 hours away from the events I usually go to. Kenyattas Jams are about 30 mins from me, and I still go every time. I don't go to KendamaOC's regular jams, but sometimes take the long 1-2 hour drive over to their bigger events like OJO and Summer Squeeze. So I may be in a similar situation as you, but I could give you all the info that I have.
     
    Feb 5, 2018