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Sponsoring & Events
Kendama Europe Pro-Team
PLAY KENDAMA
The Kendama Europe Pro-Team concists of a vary of different Kendama enthusiasts
around the world. Each Player comes from a different Region, has a different sports
background and has his own style of playing. Their love for Kendama and pioneer
Kendama Styles are bringing them together.
Yannick
David
Peter
Nicolas
Yannick Brunner
Yannick's videos
Play Why Be Kendama - Edit 7 (The PLAY Kendamas)
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Yannick Brunner
3rd DAN Expert

Master of Spacewalks

When and how did you get in Kendama?
I saw a Video of a Friend playing Kendama Winter 2010. As I've always been fascinated of skill toys I knew I had to get my hands on a Kendama.
What was your motivation to start playing Kendama?
I didn’t need any motivation, I was instantly addicted to it.
Which are your favorite tricks and how would you describe your own Kendama style?
My favorite tricks are spacewalk combinations which also describes my style in a certain way. I guess I’m known as a funky fresh player in the scene.
What was the nicest or most unusual place where you did ever PLAY Kendama?
I once walked onto a mountain (8,353 ft) at 1am just to play Kendama on the top with the sun rising.
What was your most unexpected moment in your Kendama life?
When Turner Thorne came up with his third Kendama edit, after becoming a PRO. Back in the time this was just unreal and a huge jump to a next level in playing Kendama.
What does Kendama mean to you?
To me, Kendama is much more than just a toy. It supports our mind, body and soul. It shares joy and passion what brings people together - and makes the world better.
How often do you practice Kendama?
The days back, when I started playing Kendama I did practice every possible minute. Today, as the times have changed, I’m practicing only every possible day. ;)
Are there any tricks that need to be practiced daily in able to perform them consistently? - If yes, which are those tricks?
Every single trick that a Kendama Player wants to learn needs to be practiced as much as possible until the routine adjusts. Some tricks are easier to perform than others, but you need much experience for the harder high skill tricks. Those are the ones which we should practice daily.
You are living in the Swiss Mountainside, and you are very much into Fun sports like for example Snowboarding. Do you see any connection between Kendama playing and Snowboarding? – If yes, what is it?
Yes, you did definitely hit a point. I see a lot of connections between Snowboarding and playing Kendama but the most important one for me personally is to break out of the daily routine, where only my challenge and I for the next trick exist. Doing those sports I’m able to free my mind from daily business.
Who inspires you to Play Kendama?
It’s not a single person, it’s the whole worldwide Kendama scene. Of course all my Kendama friends but also all the daily upcoming new players with unique styles and new ways to bring the game forward.
Where do you see the Kendama scene in about 5 years?
The hype of playing Kendama is now bigger than ever before so the ‚’family‘’ will grow fast in the next few years. At the time, the PRO Players are ruling the game and not the industry. Which is awesome. So if we now continue like this it’s going to be a big bunch of people doing what they love. From Kendama players for Kendama players.
Which advise can you give to the young kids how want to become a very good Kendama Player?
Don’t give up. Spread the love of Kendama and be fascinated of it again and again.

Personal Records

2014
  • Swiss national Champion
  • 3rd place European Kendama Championship in Denmark
  • 1st place speed trick Battle B
  • 3rd place Dan Jam
2013
  • Swiss national Champion
2011
  • 3rd place European Kendama Championship in Munich
Events
PLAY KENDAMA
We are hosting and sponsoring a wide vary of events all over Europe and further.


Exhibition
toy fare Stuttgart Stuttgart
Date Show act Location
23. November 2017
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26. November 2017
10:00 am - 6:00 pm Landesmesse Stuttgart GmbH
Messepiazza 1
70629 Stuttgart,
Germany
Event/Sponsoring
European Kendama Open Lublin
Date Show act Location
28. July 2017
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29. July 2017
10:00 am - 6:00 pm European Juggling Convention,
Lublin,
Poland
Event/Sponsoring
Kendama Wordcup Hatsukaichi
Date Show act Location
22. July 2017
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23. July 2017
10:00 am - 6:00 pm Hatsukaichi,
Japan
Festival
japan festival Munich
Date Show act Location
16. July 2017 11:00 am - 5:00 pm English garden Munich
japanese Tee House
Festival
Japan festival Munich
Date Show act Location
02. July 2017
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10:00 am - 1:00 am Glockenbachwerkstatt
München
Event/Sponsoring
Mannheim Longboard Open Mannheim
Date Show act Location
01. July 2017
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02. July 2017
9:00 am - 6:00 pm FRANKLIN-Mannheim
Platz der Freundschaft, 68309 Mannheim, Germany
Event/Sponsoring
Spikedama 10 Spijkenisse
Date Show act Location
17. June 2017
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10:00 am - 1:00 am LOODS 19
Theemsweg 17, 3201 LT Spijkenisse
Netherlands
Event/Sponsoring
Spring Kendama Battle for Prague Praque
Date Show act Location
27. May 2017
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10:00 am - 1:00 am YOYO STORE
V Jirchářích 1285/12, 11000 Prague, Czech Republic
Event/Sponsoring
Stringfest Herford
Date Show act Location
20. May 2017
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11:00 am - 1:00 am Stringfest
Herford
Germany
More infos to come
Festival
Japan day/festival Dusseldorf
Date Show act Location
20. May 2017
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10:00 am - 1:00 am Düsseldorf Rheinufer
Competition
KE Competition Bucharest Bucharest
Date Show act Location
13. May 2017
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11:00 am - 1:00 am Plaza (Mall) Romania,
Bucharest,
Romania
Exhibition
Comic Con Bucharest
Date Show act Location
05. May 2017
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07. May 2017
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm Romexpo C1, C2, C3, C4, C5
Bulevardul Mărăști 65-67
București 011465, Romania
Event/Sponsoring
Kendama Attack Rome
Date Show act Location
30. April 2017 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Via della Stazione Tuscolana 84
Rome,
Italy
Exhibition
Mannheimer Maimarkt Mannheim
Date Show act Location
29. April 2017
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09. May 2017
9:00 am - 6:00 pm Maimarkt
Xaver-Fuhr-Str. 101
68163 Mannheim
Event/Sponsoring
Worldcup Longboard Skate Eindhoven
Date Show act Location
23. April 2017
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24. April 2017
10:00 am - 7:00 pm Klokgebouw - Eindhoven The Netherlands
Competition
Kendama Competition Bucharest
Date Show act Location
08. April 2017
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12:00 pm - 1:00 am Bucharest Mall Romania
Event/Sponsoring
BroDama Vol. 1 Berlin
Date Show act Location
01. April 2017
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12:00 pm - 1:00 am Alt Moabit 46,
10555 Berlin
Germany
Event/Sponsoring
LONGBOARD OPEN 2017 Casablanca
Date Show act Location
04. March 2017
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12:00 pm - 1:00 am The Twin Center,
Casablanca,
Marocco
Event/Sponsoring
Winter Kendama Battle Praque
Date Show act Location
25. February 2017
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12:00 pm - 1:00 am YOYO STORE
V Jirchářích 1285/12, 11000 Prague, Czech Republic
Exhibition
toy fare Nuremberg Nuremberg
Date Show act Location
01. February 2017
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06. February 2017
10:00 am - 6:00 pm Messezentrum 1
Nuremberg
hall 8/A-10
Event/Sponsoring
Weihnachts-Kendama Jam Speyer
Date Show act Location
17. December 2016 10:00 am - 6:00 pm Franz-Kirrmeier-Str. 18/19
Speyer,
Germany
Event/Sponsoring
Ken Fest 2 Hannover
Date Show act Location
10. December 2016 10:00 am - 6:00 pm Pavillon Hannover
Lister Meile 4, 30161 Hanover, Germany
Festival
Japandult und Ken Jam Munich
Date Show act Location
04. December 2016
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10:00 am - 1:00 am Bürgerhaus Glockenbachwerkstatt
Blumenstr. 7, 80331 Munich, Germany
Event/Sponsoring
Autumn Kendama Battle Praha
Date Show act Location
19. November 2016 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm YOYO STORE
V Jirchářích 1285/12, 11000 Prague, Czech Republic
Exhibition
toyfare Stuttgart
Date Show act Location
17. November 2016
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20. November 2016
1:00 am - 12:00 am exhibition center
Stuttgart
Exhibition
toyfare Spielwiesn Munich
Date Show act Location
03. November 2016
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06. November 2016
10:00 am - 6:00 pm M.O.C. Messegelaende Muenchen
Lilienthalallee 40, 80939 Munich
Event/Sponsoring
Spikedama Niederlande
Date Show act Location
29. October 2016
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30. October 2016
10:00 am - 6:00 pm Rotterdam
Spijkenisse
Netherlands
Event/Sponsoring
DamaVibes - Polish KO Warsaw
Date Show act Location
15. October 2016
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10:00 am - 1:00 am Muzeum Azji i Pacyfiku
ul. Solec 24, 00-403 Warsaw,
Poland
Exhibition
SPIEL'16 Essen
Date Show act Location
13. October 2016
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16. October 2016
10:00 am - 7:00 pm Messecenter
Essen
Event/Sponsoring
Matsuri "祭" vol.2 ふじみ野 ソヨカ
Date Show act Location
07. August 2016
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10:00 am - 1:00 am ソヨカ
うれし野2-10-87, Fujimino-shi, Saitama, Japan 356-0056
Event/Sponsoring
European Kendama Open Almere
Date Show act Location
30. July 2016
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07. August 2016
10:00 am - 6:00 pm Almere,
Netherlands
Festival
Japan festival Munich
Date Show act Location
17. July 2016 11:00 am - 5:00 pm Munich - english garden
Event/Sponsoring
Ken Fest Hannover
Date Show act Location
04. June 2016
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11:00 am - 1:00 am Fridolin's GmbH
Lister Meile 21, 30161 Hanover, Germany
Event/Sponsoring
Spring Kendama Battle Praque
Date Show act Location
14. May 2016 11:00 am - 6:00 pm YOYO STORE
V Jircharich 1285/12, 11000 Prague, Czech Republic
Festival
Japan festival Augsburg
Date Show act Location
08. May 2016
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10:00 am - 1:00 am Botanischer Garten Dr.-Ziegenspeck-Weg 10, 86161 Augsburg
Event/Sponsoring
British Kendama Open Bristol
Date Show act Location
30. April 2016
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01. May 2016
10:00 am - 6:00 pm Windmill Hill Community Centre, Vivian St, Bristol, BS3 4LW, UK
Event/Sponsoring
Kendama Attack Roma Italy
Date Show act Location
24. April 2016
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9:00 am - 1:00 am Roma Italy
Exhibition
Toyfare Nuremberg
Date Show act Location
27. January 2016
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01. February 2016
10:00 am - 6:00 pm Messezentrum 1
Nuremberg
hall 8/A-10