Thanks for visiting Momma Kendama!
We have the best selection of Kendamas at our store. We carry original models and authentic kendamas for the novice or professional kendama player. The kendama is much more challenging than ring and pin games, simple ball and cup games, or Latin America's balero game. Today's Kendama has a point at the top, the two cups on the side, called Kozara and Ozara, and the one at the bottom of the Kendama, is called the Chuzara.
You will want to try the different grips of the handle. The KEN grip (the most common one) is to grip your kendama with your thumb below the largest cup, on one side. The rest of your fingers will be on the other side. The TAMA grip (when you hold the ball, and not the Kendama) uses the ball to catch, therefore the hold in the ball needs to be faced upward. The Rousoku grip (called the Pin grip) holds the kendama by the spike to catch the ball in the bottom cup.
Components of the Kendama:
- Big Cup
- Small Cup
- Bottom Cup/Base
- Spike or Point
- Ball Hole
What are the benefits of the Kendama? Develop perseverance, fortitude and tolerance.
Have fun while learning a new challenge. Come on, you know you wanna Kendama!