Kendama is an extremely addictive wooden skill toy that comes from Japan. It strengthens hand eye coordination, balance, and reflex. It can be played by young and old alike. There are endless trick possibilities for both the beginner and the seasoned master.
The Kendama is made up of the “Ken” (handle) and the “Tama” (ball), which is connected by a string. The Kendama tricks are done by variations of juggling the ball in the 3 cups, spiking the ball with the Ken spike, and balancing both in new creative ways. Mastering the Kendama takes practice, focus, patience, and creativity.
Typically the ball or tama has a coating of paint on it which gives it a longer life span as it is constantly spiked by the handle and dropped on the ground when performing tricks. The type of paint is also important because it can add grip which can assist in landing those super difficult moves. Lastly, the huge spectrum of paint colors and varieties gives a uniqueness in identity to every toy which can be important to setting you apart.
There are endless ways that a Kendama gets used, but at the most basic level the ball can either be landed on either of the cups or spiked by the handle
The Kendama is a simple, productive, interactive toy that strengthens mental and physical skills while you play. In today’s world of toys bombarded with flashy lights, computers, and mainstream entertainment, the Kendama stands out with its simple design and creative new ways to have fun.
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The test structure for the 10th grade -7th grade is:
Complete the Trick for that specific level once(x1), Twice(x2) and Three times(x3) out of 10 tries
The test structure for the 6th grade -1st grade is:
Testing for 6th grade would require completing Spike once(x1) , Candle twice(x2),Base cup three times(x3) in 10 tries each and Moshi-kame 4 times(x4) in 2 tries