It's time to hone your kendama skillset for the Throwback Kendama Open 2021, perhaps better known as TKO! We go way back hosting this event in 2016, and are super excited to do it once again and in person. This is a speed ladder kendama competition that honors old school dama events where speed ladders were the name of the game!
TKO will be on Saturday, October 23 from 12-5pm ES at Pax Breu Ruim (516 E Main St Chattanooga, TN), where they will be serving up delicious brews throughout the day and we will have plenty of space to jam, hang out, and watch some serious speed ladders take place.
Each division has a set of 7 tricks that must be landed in order. You can’t move on to the next trick until you’ve landed the first. The player that completes the entire trick ladder the fastest wins. This year, each match will be 1v1/head to head. Winner takes all (the candy) and $100 to the winner of the pro division!
Around the Block
Big Cup Spike
Airplane Jumping Stick x2
Juggle Big Cup, Spike
Swing Small Bird, Flip to Spike
Around the World
Stunt Plane Fasthand
Inward Lunar, Flip In
Penguin Swing Spike
Candlestick Swap Spike
Tap Juggle Downspike
One Turn Lunar, Lunar Tré, Flip In
Gooncircle Throw LH, flip swap jug spike
1 Turn Airplane, 1.5 Swap, Throw 1.5 In, J Stick
Over the Valley Special, Throw In (tama grip finish)
Two-Turn Airplane, Dub Swap Down Fasthand
1-2-3 Whirlwind (either way)