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YUMU - Team | 2017-07-28 | Count:524
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When and How did you get into Kendama?
 
I started to play kendama at June 2008, before that I just retired from a hard baseball team. I wanna to play kendama because it is a speciality beside baseball, also it will be a good way to promote my at qualifying examination for teachers as well But after I got into kendama and completed a trick, it feel so great! And if I going to do it, I'll do the best, this is how I encouraged myself
Practice.

What does kendama mean to you? 
I think kendama can connect our hearts. It's a way to promote yourself if you know the trick. It's easy to talk with friends who know how to play kendama, but also we can teach friends who do not know how to play. It's a good way to build friendship from it. If you play some special trick like block, then the teaching and learning relationship maybe reversed. This is also a fun part of playing kendama. I'm a teacher at a elementary school, kendama is Yes very helpful to build a friendly relationship in class
It is also great to show tricks to people, escpeiclly when I'm able to perform some higher skill level tricks. Kendama it's a good way to promote myself.

Why did you join Yumu? 
I original first Yumu kendama (Parker) at 2015 Japan kendama association festival, y appraised about my get ready position, that the most reason why. We also spoke a lot after the festival, Yumu is really kind and friendly, and considered my position. And there is one more reason why I join Yumu, it's of the LOVE kendama that was sent to me when I got married.

Who inspires you to play? 
Vice chairman of Japan kendama association inspire me to play kendama.

How often do you practice Kendama?
I practice for one to two hours after work everyday, I also exercise too. I main practice for kendama contest, tricks that I really want to make and stunning trick which can catch people's attention during performance.

Favorite Kendama trick? 
LOVE Kedama (gift series) from Yumu when I got married.

Favorite Kendama to play? 
KROM deluxe, Kendama Co stripe Zen, All products of Yumu Kendama. Especially, SUNKEN. I can choose weight, so nice.


Personal Records

JKA Official Certified Level 1 Instructor
JKA Certified Level 6 (Dan 6)

2010, 2015, 2016
All Japan Kendama Free Style Contest: Champion

2011 ~ 2013
European Kendama Open: Champion

2011
All Japan Kendama Moshikame Contest: Champion (Record 8 hours / 84000 time)

2012
All Japan Youth Kendama Conest: Champion

2013 ~ 2015
All Japan Celebrities Kendama Conest: Champion

2013
All Japan Air Trick Kendama Conest: Champion

2015
All Japan Performance Kendama Conest: Champion

2016
Free Program Kendama Conest: Champion