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KENDAMA – A whole new ball game at home
We’d like to introduce Kendama to all the children (and even to adults) during this quarantine period. This simple, productive, interactive toy strengthens mental and physical skills while you play, and it gives your children so much benefit while they have to stick to screens for hours a day.
Kendama is an extremely addictive wooden skill toy that comes from Japan. It strengthens hand eye coordination, balance, and reflex. It can be played by young and old alike. There are endless trick possibilities for both the beginner and the seasoned master.
The Kendama is made up of the “Ken” (handle) and the “Tama” (ball), which is connected by a string. The Kendama tricks are done by variations of juggling the ball in the 3 cups, spiking the ball with the Ken spike, and balancing both in new creative ways. Mastering the Kendama takes practice, focus, patience, and creativity.
You can visit our partner, KendamaUSA’s website for more details.
Here is one thing you have to prepare for the class.
You can purchase reasonable ones like this (https://www.amazon.com/Lama-
**Classes will be held via the Zoom Video Conferencing application, a private Zoom link will be sent to participants before the class begins. Classes are held in Eastern Time.