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British Kendama Association

Kendama: "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.
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Britain's premiere kendama players.

To contact TeamKD send an email here.

See them in action in the new video Jive!
Robin Gunney

Founder of the BKA, and founder member of TeamKD, Robin was right there at the start of the boom. Inventor of Hydra-style play.
Matt Pang

Another founder member of TeamKD, Matt is so keen on kendama, he forced all his family to learn too!
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Arron Sparks

The joker of the pack, and last claimant of the "original member" tag, Arron was all too keen to learn the tricks of a new stringed skill toy.
Guy Heathcote

Possibly the first serious kendama player in the UK, Guy has been enthusing about the way of the KD for many years now, inventing his own variations before there was any helpful information on the internet.
British Kendama Champion 2009.
The Void

Void first saw kendama in a big top in a park in Italy in 1997, and thought it was funny. Nine years later, he realised it was actually fun to do, and a year later got suddenly enthused at the prospect of getting an oversized one, and started learning tricks in earnest.
British Kendama Champion 2008 & 2010.
Tom Derrick

Tom started playing kendama after learning from Matt Hall at an American juggling convention. Ever the obsessive, he is always in search of a harder trick. Given the opportunity, Tom will out-lighthouse anyone in sight.
Donald Grant

Another longtime stalwart of kendama play, Donald always keeps a kd handy by the fridge. Unable to attend the BKC due to BJC public show commitments, he made up for his absence by representing the scene onstage in front of 1000+ people. How could we not have him aboard the team after that?
Matt Hall

An honorary member of TeamKD, Matt was the instigator of the initial UK kendama boom, when he brought & taught many previously unseen classy tricks to the BJC in Bodmin, Cornwall in '06, also performing tricks with the kd in the public show. Matt was also invaluably helpful with the organisation of the first BKC, even though he was unfortunately unable to attend. We missed you Matt!
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TeamKD complete

For one night only, TeamKD united in its entirity, taken at BKO 2011.
Photo ©Mister Jumpshoe.