WELCOME TO AMERIDAMA
*Free Economy Shipping (3-15 days) on all non-wholesale orders over $49usd. No sale prices. Free string not included with Jumbo.
Are you interested in Trading in your old Kendama?
GREAT NEWS! We accept trade ins!
How does it work? When you receive your Kendama, it will include a return label for you to put your old kendama into the envelope. Then just drop it in your mailbox ~ THAT SIMPLE!
We use the "honor system" so please be responsible. ALL brands are accepted.
AmeriDama Kendama and Skillz Kendama Companies are big fans of Kendama and the Kendama Community. We are involved in many areas of expansion of this great toy, game or tool that we call Kendama. With a long history in the toy and novelty business and a strong demand for Kendamas in our area, AmeriDama was formed and began distributing Kendamas along with our other lines of products that our other company currently offers. As demand grew, so did we. Now with an ever expanding, fast paced business model and the desire to improve Kendama around the world, AmeriDama is ranked among the highest in the business.
Headquartered in Anoka, Minnesota, USA, AmeriDama introduced the brand Skillz to the market in fall 2012. Our global expansion, retail partners and social media activity shows just how fast we are spreading out around the world and we are happy to offer some of the best bargains around the internet and in stores.
At AmeriDama Kendama Company, we strive to offer the best Kendamas at the best prices with the best service. We invite you to browse through our store and shop with confidence. You may create an account with us if you'd like to qualify for super shopper discounts, or shop as a guest. Either way, your shopping cart will be active until you leave the store. We do have wholesale Kendama pricing available, click here.
Please remember that all Kendamas will show the wear and tear that you put onto them. All Kendamas are able to be scratched, dented, chipped, have their strings broke. We ship new, you put wear on them!
AmeriDama will introduce many new events and activities throughout the year. Stay tuned..
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A kendama (けん玉 , also written as 剣玉 and 拳玉) is a traditional Japanese toy which consists of two wooden cups of different sizes placed on the center of a wooden spike and smaller cup with a ball connected by a string. In English, kendama may be referred to as ring and pin and bears similarities to the classic cup-and-ball game, known in the Latin American world as balero. The principle of these toys are the same: catching one object with another, where both are joined by a string. (thanks wikipedia)
Some Kendama Tricks
Big cup(Toss up to big cup)
Small Cup(Toss up to small cup)
Bottom Cup(Toss up to bottom cup)
Candle Stick(Toss up to bottom cup while holding the ken spike)
Pull in(Pull the ball up into the spike)
Air plane(Hold the ball and swing the ken spike into the ball)
Swing in spike(Like the pull in but swing the ball into the ball hole)
Around Japan(Small cup > Big Cup > In)*There is another variation starting from small up*
Around the world(Small cup > Big Cup > Bottom cup > In)*Other variation starting from any cup*
Lighthouse(Stall the ken on the bottom cup on the ball for 3 seconds)
Moshikame(Big cup > Bottom cup) *To receive your JKA beginner license you have to do 50 of these with only two tries*
There are other beginner tricks but these are on the JKA site.
Around Prefecture(Bottom Cup > In)
Slip on spike(Stall the ball between big cup and small cup and slide the ball to the spike to in)
Earth Turn/Spin(Spin the ball 360 to In)
Falling/Lighthouse to in(Stall the ken on the bottom cup then flip it so that the spike goes in the ball hole.)
Around Europe(Small cup > In > Big cup > In > Bottom cup > In)
Around the Cosmos(Land ball between big and small up on spike > In > Small cup > In > big cup > In > Bottom cup > in)
Bird(Stall the ball between the hammer and spike. Make sure the hole is level with hammer flat rim.)
Bird to Night n Gale/Bird over the Valley(Do the bird and throw it to white it stalls on the other side then spike it)