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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
David Gault
David's videos
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David Gault
Balance skills without borders

When and how did you get in Kendama?
I discovered Kendama in summer 2011 while visiting my friend Fred Chauchis (the 2013 french champion) in Toulouse, France. He received a brand new JKA model as a birthday gift and showed me a couple of basic tricks. I tried by myself and immediately became addicted. The next day I went to the shop and grabbed my own.
What was your motivation to start playing Kendama?
What I liked and still like the most with kendama is the endless possibilities of tricks. I learn a new one everyday and that’s what’s so satisfying, that feeling of improving my skills very fast.
Which are your favorite tricks and how would you describe your own Kendama style?
My favorite tricks are balance tricks like lighthouse and borderbalance variations. I also like grip switches. I would describe my kendama style as determinated. I like to land hard tricks, no matter how much time I spend on it.
What was the nicest or most unusual place where you did ever PLAY Kendama?
The “Piton de la Fournaise” volcano site is by far the nicest place to play kendama. Everything there is so quiet and peaceful.
What was your most unexpected moment in your Kendama life?
A few months ago I landed a double borderbalance flip, witch is a very hard trick. That was a really unexpected moment because I only tried it a couple of times and I was so surprised to stomp it this fast. It remains my biggest accomplishment in kendama.
What does Kendama mean to you?
In my opinion Kendama isn’t just a wooden toy, it’s a way of life. I know it seems cliché to say that but that’s really what it is. I mean, it taught me so much things in my personal life such as patience, determination and creativity. Kendama just helps me to grow as a man.
How often do you practice Kendama?
I practice kendama everyday. At least half an hour a day, usually when I come back from work. It helps me to relax.
Are there any tricks that need to be practiced daily in able to perform them consistently? – If yes, which are those tricks?
I really think that kendama is like biking. You cant’ forget it.
You are living on an island located in the Indian Ocean. How do you connect to other Kendama Players?
Since I’m the only one consistent kendama player in Reunion island, I NEED to share with other players around the world. So using social networks is a good way for me to interact with them.
Who inspires you to Play Kendama?
My main inspirations are American players such as Kris Bosch, Keith Matsumura or Jake Fischer. I’m a big fan of Japanese player Tamotsu Kubota too.
Where do you see the Kendama scene in about 5 years?
USA Kendama scene is growing very fast for a couple years and I think that this is just the beginning. I Hope that we’ll see in 5 years as many kendama players in Europe as they are in the US at the moment. And GIRLS, we want more girls on the scene!
Which advise can you give to the young kids how want to become a very good Kendama Player?
Bend your knees, take deep breathes and more important, HAVE FUN. Kendama is nothing without fun so practice it with a big smile on your face and, if it’s possible, with friends.
Events
PLAY KENDAMA
We are hosting and sponsoring a wide vary of events all over Europe and further.


Festival
japan festival Munich
Date Show act Location
16. July 2017
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11:00 am - 1:00 am 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
Festival
Japan day/festival Dusseldorf
Date Show act Location
20. May 2017
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10:00 am - 1:00 am Düsseldorf Rheinufer
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
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