British Kendama AssociationKendama: "Elegant Simplicity. Infinite Complexity. Ultimate Fun."
Welcome to the BKA: the ultimate resource for all kendama-related information. You'll find the all latest kendama news, and a wealth of other info on the pages linked below. If you're completely new to the Japanese skill-toy that is kendama,
and don't know what it's all about, watch this.
Kendama Open by Matt Hall
Held at the IJA juggling festival in Winston-Salem, NC, USA.
July 14th, 2009, 11am.
Come one come all to the First Annual North
American Kendama Open. Following on the
heels of the British Kendama Open and the
European Kendama Open (held at the last BJC
and EJC respectively) this fun little match comes
in two flavors: Speed Trick and Best Trick.
The Speed Trick section pits two players against
each other in head-to-head competition to finish
a pre-determined and previously published list of
10 tricks in the fastest time.
For reference, check out:
this video (The first 10 tricks demonstrated by TeamKD)
& this video (The speed tricks demonstrated by BKO champion Mark)
The Best Trick section is just a five minute jam
where each player tries to pull the best trick he
or she can pull off. If you miss, just go back to
the end of the line and try again when your turn
comes up. Audience applause determines the
Prizes include a selection of Japanese kendama
goodies directly from Japan. Come by and join
in/watch the fun!