“Kendama” is a toy which made with a cross-shaped "Ken (sword)" & a holed “tama” (ball). In nhật bản, there is even an official competition of the Kendama techniques which organized by "Japan Kendama Association", và it has become a hot topic for a while. In this article, we will introduce about the history, the name of each part of kendama, tips for a Kendama beginner, etc. It will be a good exercise as kendama is played by using knees and thighs, as well as fingers.
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History of "Kendama"
There may be many people thinking that "Kendama" is a chất lượng toy which only exists in Japan, however it is not true. A game which swinging the balls connected by a thread or string, and stop it by cup or stichồng are exist around the world.
There are various stories about the origins of kendama, but the oldest record is dating bachồng lớn France in 16th century. In France, it is called as "Billeboquet", & is a popular game. There was also a time when royalty aristocrats addicted to lớn the game. After that, it spreads around the world, it is said to have evolved independently in various places.
In nhật bản, there is a theory saying that kendama was introduced in the Edo period, and the original Kendama prototype was completed in Taisho Period. During that time, the game was called as “Nichigetsu(sun & moon)”, since a shallowly drilled plate like a crescent moon is used khổng lồ catch a ball (sun), and it has become such a popular game during that period. In 1975, "Japan Kendama Association" was established, "Kendama which specially made for Competition" was developed, & official rules, grades và màn chơi, & the techniques development were also progressed.
Parts name of Kendama
Kendama is made of five sầu major parts of "tama", "Ken", "sara-do", "Ito", và "Beads".
Beads are the part that prsự kiện the string from spreading, by tying up from the tip of the string to the hole of kendama. Recently, there are a lot of high-tech Kendama on sale such as the kendama with a ringing sound or lighting when the technique challenge is succeeded.
Challenge to lớn Kendama!
It is a technique khổng lồ lift up the ball và get it onto the sara-vày. The hint lớn play this technique is lớn keep the rhythm of "Iđưa ra Ni San" (one, two, three)Hold the Ozara part, face the “tip of ken” downward, hang the ball & keep the position straight.When the movement of the ball is completely stopped, bover your knee & stretching your elbow to lower down the ball position. (Ichi)Lift up the ball upward by stretching your knee (Ni)While bending your knee and stretching your elbow, insert the ken inkhổng lồ the bottom of the ball và get the ball landed on sara-bởi. (San)
This is a technique to put the lifted up ball on the chu-zara by using the tip of ken. It is called as "candle" because it looks like a candle with a fire.
Nihon Isshu (A round of Japan)
It is a technique with a high difficulty with a combination of three techniques continuously, "Ozara → Kozara → Ken".Grip the root of the ken, face the tip of the ken upwards, và ozara pointing yourself.Bkết thúc your knee and lift up the ball with the momentum when you stretching the knee & catch it with kozara.Stretch your knee, throw up the ball, bover your knee & catch the ball with ozara.Stretch your knee và throw up the ball, while bending your knee, catch the ball with the tip of the ken.
Sekai Isshu (A round of the world)
A technique by adding chu-zara technique to "Nihon Isshu".While stretching your knee just like "Nihon Isshu", throw up the ball and there is a small change here.Throw the ball from kozara lớn ozara. And then, from ozara lớn chu-zara.Bend, and then stretch your knee to lớn throw up the ball from chu-zara, and then catch the ball using the tip of ken.
This is a very difficult technique that many people aiming for.Hold the ken và keep it straightLightly support the ken with your left hand, turn the sara-vị so that kozara faces to lớn your front side, then release your hvà và lower down your position.Lift up the ken upwards. Move the ball right under the chu-zara of the ken which is lifted up, and land the ken on the ball surface, and keep the ken body và ball position firmly for 3 seconds
I think that there are many people who think that it is difficult after reading this article, however, please give sầu it a try first! If you practice và understand the trick, then you will be able lớn bởi it! Kendama is very interesting in skill-uping, & "Japan Kendama Association" certifies grades và levels of kendama. If you are interested, please check here!
※Official URL of the nhật bản Kendama Association （English）http://kendama.or.jp/english/