Around the… kendama tricks are combinations of cups and spike. This is the one I call “Around Ireland” which is: Small Cup ~ Base Cup ~ Spike.
Because Ireland is a small island, it makes sense that the combination is short; so are Around Japan and Around Britain.
In fact Around Ireland uses the same cups as Around Britain but in reverse order, because reasons.
Another Kendama Edit filmed in Ireland!
Here we have the first edit from Gareth Davies and Alice Fourrier. Good job!
Let’s see if we put people in the mood of submitting videos for the Kendama-Ireland Edit by posting some videos :). Weather is getting better and spring is already here!
This is a Three Trick Thursday edit by Raul Portales with a Sakura theme.
If you live in Ireland and play Kendama, let me know and I’ll add you to the list of Players.
A while ago I posted that I wanted to do a Kendama Ireland Edit on 2015. Well, it is about time to start moving it.
Good news is, I already have some videos from the Irish Kendama Open and it already includes 6 people. Which is pretty good. I hope to have at least 3 more people.
Even better news: If we make it past 10 people, I will do a prize draw and send a Kendama to one of the participants.
So, what are you waiting for? Send me your videos to email@example.com
Deadline for submissions is June 30th. You should have enough sunny days to get out and film something before that.
As you may know, Trinity Juggling Society is a student society, and that means that they close during exams. Also because the hall used for the meetup is also used for examinations.
All in all Trinity Juggling Society will be closed until September.
In the meantime, we can meet at Merrion Square on Tuesdays and maybe at DIT.
Also, time to get some video recorded for the Kendama Ireland Edit!
Next Tuesday (March 31st) I’ll be as usual on the Trinity Juggling Society.
As some interest in Kendama seems to have sparked, I’ll be running Kyu gradings for free to anyone that is interested (they normally cost 2.5 EUR).
For more information about gradings, check out the Tricks page on the BKA site.
You have to use an approved Kendama for the grading, but fear not, you can borrow one of mine if yours is not approved.
The 1st Irish Kendama Open has come and gone, and we had a great day including the rare feat of sunshine.
We had 9 people playing beginners, 4 of them Irish and 2 for the advanced.
1. Matt 5 points <- IKO Champion
2. The Void 4 points
Beginners: Top trick (highest trick without missing)
1. Gareth 9 (5)
2. Emma 8 (7)
3. Emet 7 (0) <- Irish Champion
4. Peter 6 (2)
Tony 6 (2)
6. Rosa 5 (4)
7. Mercedes 5 (2)
Sean 5 (2)
9. Des 2 (1)
And we also have a few photos by The Void.
Thanks to everyone that played, to the great sponsors and to Dublin Circus Festival for hosting us.
See you next year!
It’s the perfect day to play with a green kendama.
Just a reminder. The Irish Kendama Open will be run on March 21st at approximately 11:00 a.m. as part of the Dublin Circus Festival. Location is the Gym of the Lurkin Community Collage.
You need to purchase a ticket for the convention, but entering the Kendama Open is free.
Any competition size Kendama is allowed.
The weekly juggling meetup at Trinity stopped during the Christmas holidays and it is returning next Tuesday (13th January).
I’ll be there with my usual bag of Kendamas in case someone wants to try / practice / learn.
See you there.