From 5 – 8 PM at GUNNZO with Guest Pros Daniel Robinson and Jake Wiens – Presented by The Japan Foundation
When: August 25th from 5 – 8 PM
What: FREE Kendama Demonstration and Clinic with Street-Style Kendama Master Akira Tajima from Japan with guest kendama pros Daniel Robinson and Jake Wiens, presented by the Japan Foundation and GUNNZO San Diego!! Stop by next thursday, August 25th from 5 – 8 PM at GUNNZO in San Diego to meet these awesome Kendama players from around the world!
Akira Tajima: Akira started playing kendama when he was 9, and has won many competitions including the All Japan Competition. He is also officially ranked at the highest “6th dan” level of Kendama competitors, and placed 4th in the Kendama World Cup 2014. Akira is known for street style kendama, and his performances also incorporate impressive acrobatics.
Jake Wiens: Born in Tennessee, and now living in San Francisco, Jake Wiens first started playing kendama in 2009, and started “The Kengarden” in 2010. He is an official Kendama USA Tribute Kendama Team Member / Manager, and has won several competitions: Advanced Champiion – Dave Mateo Challenge 2010, 1st Place BKA video Battle Advanced Champion – AUG 2010, Kengarden Battle BEST OVERALL – Kensession Stand – Sara Grip Battle, 1st Place Best Trick – The Uprising – Sacramento CA, 6th place Gloken Photo Contest
Daniel Robinson: Daniel has been playing kendama since 2010, and has participated in numerous competitions and workshops to spread the love of kendama world wide. He also worked with Kendama Co, a Denver, CO based Kendama company for several years, and has put in countless hours volunteering at schools, and other places. Daniel has won: 1st Place – 7 to Spike – Tacoma Takeover 2, 2nd Place – Sweets Stringless Contest, 11th Place – Kendama World Cup 2014.
Where: GUNNZO San Diego
2445 Juan St. San Diego, CA 92110
Why: To meet some awesome Kendama players, improve your skills, and have a great time! There will also be an opportunity to take photos / get autographs.
Who: Everyone is welcome! Bring your friends and family! Hope to see you there!