U.S.’s Biggest Ever Kendama Event to Host Japanese and American Pros
(Hawaii News Now) - January's first Yo-Dama! event was met with such demand that Pearlridge Center and Razor Sports are bringing it back – bigger and better – with a three-day festival that will be the biggest that not only Hawaii, but the nation has ever seen! Come on down to fine-tune your own tricks with pro demonstrations, skill contests and classes, plus autograph sessions and chances to win awesome prizes.
As a special treat, Yo-Dama! Fest will host GLOKEN's worldwide unveiling of a new limited-edition model of the handmade, high-end Mugen Musou kendama; one will be given away at the fest to a lucky player who is pre-registered for the competition and one of the classes.
Top mainland pros from Kendama USA will be joined by GLOKEN and Zoomadanke, a professional Japanese kendama performance duo – all traveling to Pearlridge to demonstrate their talents just for this event. World-famous kendama stars will include Takeshi Kodama and Hiroki Iijima from Zoomadanke, and Kendama U.S.A. pros Jake Wiens, Turner Thorne, Colin Sander, Dave Mateo, TJ Kolesnik, Alex Smith, Haley Bishoff and Keith Matsumura.
Due to limited total slots available for the competition and classes, pre-event registration no later than Thursday, March 20 is highly recommended. Register in-person at Razor Sports in Pearlridge Uptown on the first level. A signature from a parent or guardian is required for anyone under 18 years of age.
For the competition: $12 for those pre-registering no later than Thursday, March 20. Starting Friday, March 21, registration will be $15 pending availability.
For the skills classes (taught by Kendama USA pros): $25 for those pre-registering no later than Thursday, March 20. Starting Friday, March 21 registration for classes costs $30.
Approximate competition and class times will be provided to all participants (or their parents) when registration packets are picked up during store hours at Razor Sports the week of March 17.
For more information contact Razor Sports at 485-5007 or click here.
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