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Yo-Dama! Fest
Friday, March 21 through Sunday, March 23

Shoppers can take in -- or even compete in -- a kendama competition, Friday, March 21 through Sunday, March 23.

Pre-register for all levels of competition and for classes at Razor Sports in Pearlridge Uptown. Competition and classes have a limited total number of entries for participants. Register early to guarantee your participation in the competition.

Competition Pre-Registration fee is $12.
Competition Pre-Registration accepted now through Thursday, March 20, 9:00pm.

Classes Pre-Registration fee is $25.
Classes Pre-Registration accepted now through Thursday, March 20, 9:00pm.

Day 1:   Friday, March 21

8:00am - 11:30am   
Late Registration for Competition and Classes
Lower level parking deck between Macy’s and Bed, Bath & Beyond, facing Monterey Bay Canners
Late Registration for Competition: $15.00
Late Registration for Classes: $30.00

11:30am - 12:00noon  
Zoomadanke Performance and Kendama USA Pros Jam Session
First Zoomadanke will do their Performance and then the Pros from Kendama USA will pump-up the crowd with a Jam Session/Performance.

12:00noon - 4:00pm 
Beginner Competition Starts

12:00noon - 3:30pm
Classes - 6 Beginner Classes and 2 Intermediate Classes
Each Class will run 30 minutes and will be taught by one of the Kendama USA Pros and a Semi-Pro from Hawaii.   
There will be a 30 minute break between each class.   
The 8 Classes will begin on the Hour (12noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm).   
Two Classes will be taught simultaneously.

4:00pm - 4:30pm 
Free Jam Session with Pros

4:30pm - 5:00pm
Walk down to Pearlridge Uptown Center Court
Pros will lead the crowd down to the Pearlridge Uptown Center Court for a final Jam Session and Zoomadanke Performance.

5:00pm    
EMKE Live Concert at Uptown Center Court Stage

Day 2:   Saturday, March 22

8:00am - 10:00am
Competition and Classes Late Registration Continues
Top level parking deck between Macy’s and Bed, Bath & Beyond, facing Monterey Bay Canners
Late Registration for Competition: $15.00
Late Registration for Classes: $30.00

10:00am - 12:00pm 
Autograph Session with 4 Kendama USA Pros
Colin Sander, Dave Mateo, Haley Bishoff,  Keith Matsumura

10:00am - 2:00pm
Beginner Competition Continues and Beginner Finals
Beginner Competition Continues
Beginner Finals

2:00pm - 2:30pm
Zoomadanke Performance and Kendama USA Pros Jam Session
Zoomadanke Performance followed by Kendama USA Pros Jam Session and Performance

2:30pm – 4:00pm
Intermediate Competition Starts

12:00noon - 3:30pm
Classes - 6 Beginner Classes and 2 Intermediate Classes
Each Class will run 30 minutes and will be taught by one of the Kendama USA Pros and a Semi-Pro from Hawaii.   
There will be a 30 minute break between each class.   
The 8 Classes will begin on the Hour (12noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm).   
Two Classes will be taught simultaneously.

4:00pm - 4:30pm 
Free Jam Session with Pros
All the Pros will go out into the audience for this.
This is the chance for Kids to get up close and personal with the Pros (if they did not already take a Class with them).

4:30pm - 5:00pm
Walk down to Pearlridge Uptown Center Court
Pros will lead the crowd down to the Pearlridge Uptown Center Court for a final Jam Session and Zoomadanke Performance.

5:00pm    
MAKUA ROTHMAN Live Concert at Uptown Center Court Stage

Day 3:   Sunday, March 23

10:00am - 12:00am
Autograph Session with 4 Kenadam USA Pros
Jake Wiens, Turner Thorne, Alex Smith, TJ Kolesnik

10:00am - 12:00noon
Intermediate Competition Continues and Intermediate Finals
Intermediate Competition Continues if it has not completed by Day 2
Intermediate Finals

12:00noon - 12:30pm
Zoomadanke Performance and Kendama USA Pros Jam Session
Zoomadanke Performance followed by Kendama USA Pros Jam Session and Performance

12:30noon - 2:30pm
Advanced Competition and Advanced Finals
Advanced Competition will start and the Advanced Finals will be held.

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Classes (3 Beginner Classes & 1 Intermediate Class)
Each Class will run 30 minutes and will be taught by one of the Kendama USA Pros and a Semi-Pro from Hawaii.  
There will be a 30 minute break between each class.  
The Classes will begin on the Hour (1pm, 2pm).  
Two Classes will be taught simultaneously.

2:30pm - 4:30pm
Mini Contest for the Best Trick
Jake and Kendama USA Pros will hold a Mini Contest for the Best Trick.

4:30pm - 5:00pm
Walk down to Pearlridge Uptown Center Court
Pros will lead the crowd down to the Pearlridge Uptown Center Court for a final Jam Session and Zoomadanke Performance.

Practice, practice, practice! Here are the tricks you'll need to master to advance in each ladder of the competition:

Yo-Dama! Fest Ladders for Competition

BEGINNER
1. Big Cup
2. Candle Stick
3. Around the Block (big small Bottom)
4. Spike!
5. Frying Pan
6. Airplane

INTERMEDIATE
1. Sara Grip Big Cup Spike
2. Around the World Ken Grip
3. Swing Spike Earth
4. Airplane
5. Stunt Plane
6. 1 Turn Airplane

ADVANCED
1. Around Europe Sara Grip
2. Big Cup Ken Flip Big Cup Spike
3. Airplane Jumping Stick
4. Flip Up Lighhouse Flip In
5. 21 Moshikame to Spike ( Big Cup Bottom Cup and Repeat)
6. Space Walk 1 Turn In

 

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