Kendama Wonder Boy
He can’t not be older than 5, and has Turner Thorne skills and Dave Mateo style. haha okay, well not quite, but he’s remarkable for age 5. Do you guys think he’ll burn out when he gets older and not have the passion for the game since he was introduced at such a young age or do you think he’ll turn into a kendama slaying dragon that just dominates the galaxy in inventive...
T.Marsh Music Blog OPEN
Thank you for the revolution Mr. Mateo.
If a Kendama video ever had the potential to go viral, this would be it. This is absolutely insane. I knew he was going to come out with something super sick and put all his skills together in a master piece. Not to mention the around the galaxy stall combo he pulls off with the Jumbo is just absolutely ballistic. I’ve been just waiting for someone to post something epic like this. Mateo...
AHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Matt you lucky dog. I want one SO SO SO BAD. dealwithitsf: The rarest of the rare just arrived at my door yesterday. I had to trade an epic dama to get it but I’m more than happy with the trade. I had a white mugen that I got way back in the day when they were normal priced but I didn’t know about super glueing the tip so its spike is so flat. I won’t be making...
Double You Tee Eff. WHY!! NO!!!
Trick of the Week:: Nicolas Schopher
Long time dutch great Nicolas Schopher goes absolutely hambone on over the valley dubz. So insane! Dude is such a legend. He has some of the best skills out there no question.
Photo Courtesy of James Mikes from Victory Kendama in England I’m still really confused. But I’m just going to have to accept this as reality and move on.
Dama Art to the Next Level
Tama painting has been pretty popular for a while now, but some folks are really starting to up the game. Sourmash from San Francisco is one of the world leaders at the moment in Tama Art. He puts an incredible amount of time and focus into each tama. Most previous artists focused solely on painting tamas but now more and more folks are channeling their focus on the art perspective versus the...
SARA GRIP WINNERS!!
This was definitely the most difficult competition to judge yet. These entries are awesome, there was so much skill and creativity here it’s unreal. Thank you so much for all the entries. This was super sick. More to come for sure. 1st Place and Best Edit Overall Jake Wiens This edit was beautiful, entertaining, well calculated and brilliantly executed. In combination with the filming...
It finally happened. lol
Kensession Stand flags at half staff on Monday haha
Another Epic Trip to SF! Watch the video!
kengarden: Tyler just spent a few days in SF. Never a dull moment. Get an inside look at his trip and the places he rocked. This trip was absolutely maxed out on the epic scale. Non stop partying, kendama, djing, eating the most epic food known to man. Couldn’tve had a better spring break with my blood cousin Jake and the rest of the crew. Jake absolutely destroys the filming and...
New T.Marsh Mix Out!
I’ve been on this house, electro house, and minimal groove recently. Hope you all enjoy. It’s full of basslines, drops, and deep unexpected beats. Thanks and share <3
Wow. Choosing my words carefully here…but this is f*cked up. Notice how the Kengarden isn’t tagged. And I know for a fact there is no permission of this. These shirts were only for people that attended that battle. This is some street sh*t. It’s sad to see, because this guy is a sick artist, but wants to dominate the galaxy and stab everyone in the back that has helped...
Decoteau Edit 5
Matt is killing it. I love his style of play. He’s all about crazy ken flip variations and he has got the inward lunar on lock! Check out some of his inward lunar combos. I really like the one at 3:33 It’s ballistic. Big ups Matt!
Once Dama Always Dama
Dillon Jones repping Dama in an ad my old university made… I see the flame is still burning! SICK!
SARA GRIP COMP!!!!
Holy crap! I’m so pumped on this comp. It should be really fun! I’m purposely making the directions of this event very ambiguous and vague. You guys have participated in my events before and you all know I’m all about creativity, entertainment, and fun!!! So you all get to do just that! No other rules!!! No time limit, no point scale, disqualification or point...
Tokyo Measures Snowfall Rate in Kens per Hour
Wow… and it’s about 70 Degrees in Memphis… The eastern world got all the cold weather this year it seems. Photo courtesy of Satoru Akimoto
Headin' back to the Kengarden!
So stoked! When Jake and I get together it is 100% party 100% Kendama 100% of the time. Jake don’t leave me at the airport!
The Death Grip
So holy sh&t. The new paint on the new Sweets tamas is insane. They have this sand papery finish and it’s so grippy straight out of the package it should literally be illegal in like 48 / 50 states. It’s so gritty. The only thing that’s weird about it is that when you’re juggling it, it doesn’t ‘clack’ at all. It feels really weird. But for tama...
School officials making kendama more popular since 2009. Courtesy 757 Kendama
A must watch!! Eli, Jake and Greer from 757 Kendama are absolutely going ham in this video. These tricks are out of control. I don’t know where 757 is, but I really want to go, it was 34 degree and sleeting and snowing in Memphis today. Wanna trade?! I love the line where Greer says “I don’t do anything but Kendama” haha epic! Quote of the week! Then she laces a ufo...
How to Fix your (insert panic) CHIPPED Kendama!
A. Make a Kendama Helmet B. Not play with it or for that matter, buy it, ie the $500 custom from the previous post… C. Buy a new one and help support folks that shred their faces off everyday to make the best kendamas… (Ken USA, Sweets, Terra, Ken Co, just to name a few) or D. Be a boss and keep playing with it. My year and a half old Shin Fuji… gangster. Light houses...
Buy a Kendama!! for 1. Billion. Dollars.
Okay, this is a pretty good example of how to not sell a Kendama. A. It’s $250. B. Who’s the artist? Picasso? C. It’s called “hand painted kendama”. Please. Don’t blow a gasket in excitement. D. It’s a shin fuji. Shin. Fuji. Let’s sound it out. Shin. Fujjjiii. …Okay it has some Japanese writing on it. Cool. E. How are you supposed to...
Sweets Kendamas Focus 2.5 Performance Analysis!!
Okay, Sorry I cannot figure how to make these photos come in portrait style. I don’t know what the frickin’ deal is. I need like a team of tech people. Anyway. FOCUS 2.5!! I’ve had mine for two weeks and the I’ve been playing with this dama and my KC mini the most so far. So I definitely like it. PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS: Overall: 8 One word to describe it: Solid Should...
Hey Now - Bring The Tiger - Sourmash - BOSS
Sourmash’s level of talent just blows my mind. I knew he was a bad ass artist, and a solid musician, but DAMN. Huge ups. Dope production.
James Mikes. Hella Consistency
James Mikes of Victory Kendama in England. The dude has some serious game. I think he’s one of the more underrated players out there. He reminds me of a younger Alex Ruisch. He’s constantly churning out killer tricks and skills. This ladder is ridiculous and he laces everything first try. Sick nasty.
This was probably one of my favorite battles yet. It was small and personal. I actually got to hang out and chill rather run around like a chicken with my head cut off the whole time. We all had a blast out at the Rudolph Ranch. What a great place for a Battle. Huge ups to the Rudolphs for having us out and for The Kendama Squad getting the little details sorted this week when I couldn’t....
Kengarden and Steve and Kate's Summer camp!!
kengarden: Tomorrow is the last scheduled day of Kengarden at Steve and Kate’s summer camp. =( Its been so much fun hanging out with the kinds and everyone at Steve and Kate’s. I want to thank everyone who came out and helped teach these camps. It wouldn’t be possible without you. The bay area has such a great positive kendama scene and I love that we got to share it with the kids at...
Farewell Tumblr! Kensessionstand.com LAUNCHED
WE HAVE MOVED!! LETS THROW A PARTY! This will be the last Tumblr post ever!! :( Bye! Tumblr! Love YOU! Kensessionstand.com
You will all see. HO HO YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Party music? I think so!
Kengarden: Sourmash Presents - Tahoe →
BOOM!!! SOURMASH!!!!!!! F%^KIN SICK!!! Soooo much style I can’t even handle it. Better beat me to it, I’m buying this. kengarden: The combination of detailed airbrush and fine paint brush skills come together to create a Tama thats worthy of any art gallery. The Tahoe tama depicts a calm scene from a Tahoe summer on the lake. The boats are in the water and the fishing poles...
Canton GA Battle: MASSIVE!
I don’t know how else to describe this battle other than MASSIVE. So many people! People everywhere! Damas everywhere! Kendama moms everywhere, it was insane. I had like 14 kids trying to play me in ken or “deadly”, as they call it, at once. Ballistic. Huge ups to Chik Fil A and Danny Mason for throwin’ this down. It was a great time and a great turn out. Also I had a...
World Juggling Federation. Tomorrow!
Stoked! Heading up to Springfield, Illinois with Christian Fraser and Sweets Kendamas tomorrow to reprensent Kendama at the World Juggling Federation. Not exactly sure what we’re up to, but apparently it may or may not have something to do with ESPN…. Anyway, it’s going to be pretty fun. Could be a solid boost for Kendama. Think I might have to bust out some soccer tricks too....
USA USA USA!
Happy Fourth! Nothing kicks off a Fourth of July like new kendamas right?! It’s like Christmas! Better put your seatbelts on! It’s goin down! Turner Thorne Colin Sander Zack Yourd SHREDDING FACE! SWAG! It took like 30 mins for this to load on my laptop so I knew for sure it would be sick. Lots of good shots. Dope nasty...
Gus Carstens is rapidly becoming a well known figure in the Kendama World. His camera presence is something you don’t f$ck with, and his skills are picking up at an astounding rate. His new edit is bangin’, love the steeze and he chose a really good track. Good vibes. So if you haven’t checked it out yet, check it out.
Cheers to Kendama
Celebratory measures will be conducted tomorrow evening. What a week. The Canton Battle was ballistic. So many kids, so much Kendama going down. Everything is insane right now, and though I have a lot of work to do- I think I’m going to celebrate. Cheers to Kendama. So much stuff about to go down, you guys don’t even comprehend. If you’re in Nashville, get to this and come...
BOOOOMMM!!!! IM YELLING AND SCREAMING AT MY LAPTOP STILL!!!!!!!!!!! INSANE!!!!! 10/10 Style. Tricks. Editing. EFFING MONEY.
SOURMASH STOVE SALE!
GET A FREAKIN STOVE!!!! SOOOO SICK! Land the TURKEY DINNER! Don’t put this purchase on the BACK BURNER! kengarden: $40!!!! WTF. Hit the gas, spark the lighter, Start cooking on the stove! SWOOOOP!
Nashville Battle Pics!
Sorry about tech issues. I had a huge post about the battle made and it got annihilated by Safari. I’ve just regained enough motivation to make another post. This one is much shorter I apologize, but there’s a lot of pretty pictures so enjoy! Anyway. This battle was amazing. I had such a great time with the Sweets crew and it was a pleasure meeting all the kenthusiasts from Georgia....
Absolute absurdity. This guy has just come out of no where. People are starting to get super good, super fast. I dig. I really like this base cup ken flip combo. Beast.
Play Mor Dama
Tomorrow is the Chik-Fil-A Kendama Battle in Canton,Georgia! I am so excited for this. This is such a massive event. Expecting at least 150 people at this battle. If you’re anyway near Georgia you have to get to this. I’m curious to see what it is going to be like and how it will vary from Kengarden and Kensession Stand battles. I feel like everyone is going to try to play me in...
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Shredding So Hard.
Oase recently teamed up with Sweets Kendamas, and he is totally killing it. His new edit is absolutely ballistic. Check it out. This lunar combo had me doing backflips. Stay tuned for a lot more from Sweets Kendamas. Check out their blog post from their trip to Tennessee HERE. Great post. Kensession Stand post about the Nashville Kendama Battle coming soon.
Kensession Stand Mini Edit Competition 1: RESULTS!
So here they are! The results- From the first ever, in the history of the world, Online Mini-Edit Kendama Competition. Brought to you by The Kensession Stand. Judged by Tyler Marshall, Jake Wiens, Matt Rice, and Turner Thorne. _______________________________________________________________________ First, I would just like...
Before I post the Mini Edit Results…. This is one of the most well put-together edits I’ve ever seen featuring T. J. KOLESNIK in San Diego California. This edit has everything plus backflips. Even the Kendama antichrist himself makes a brief appearance. “Clown Act.” Man, you only THOUGHT you knew people that hated on Kendama… Ladies and Gentlemen, TJ...
So excited!!! Huge ups to Sweets Kendamas for making the trip!! Their new “focus” Kendamas are killer! On sale at the Battle! Featuring Sweets Kendamas We’ve been having a blast so far. The Sweets guys are great people, so glad they could make it. Photos and journal of this epic weekend will be up soon.Also Stay Tuned for the release of the Mini Edit Competition WINNERS!! ...
Some one file a lawsuit because Alex is killing...
Alex Ruisch is killing it again. This time with a Kendama embryo. Alex Ruisch, your “nothing is impossible” statement kind of scares me. I’m trying to airplane everything now. I’m going to manufacture a Kendama out of kinesin microtubules in a biology lab and I’m going to airplane it with a precision tool under an electron microscope. And get it on video....
William Penniman- Southern Prodigy Child
Will Penniman just stepped up the game with his new Summer Edit. My first reaction when I opened this edit on Youtube was…”Man, it’s five minutes and thirty seconds long. That’s way too long” Five minutes later, I was like “It’s done already!? I need more!” This kid has unbelievable skills, and a great sense of edit composition. He’s...
DrAMA with Strings Attached
Touching the Kendama string = FAIL Here’s what Kensession Stand thinks, and I have support from The Kengarden, and Deal With It SF on this too. “Oh no! My tripple inverted lunar!” 1. The string is part of the Kendama. There’s three main parts to a Kendama. Ball (Tama), Handle (Ken) and String (String). To be a master you have to control all three, and controlling...