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Hey there! Welcome to the Brewview, the Instagram Live podcast where Kendama news and culture is shared over the warmth of coffee.

My name is Adam, but my followers know me as Café Kendama on Instagram. In the past five years of playing Kendama I've met quite a few amazing individuals, and I am excited to introduce you to some of them. In this show, you'll hear their stories, the behind the scenes of Kendama companies and what goes on in the mind of some of the world's best player. Because Kendama is more than just a Ball and a Cup.

Make sure your cup is full and your volume on!

The Brewview Adam McNeil

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    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

Hey there! Welcome to the Brewview, the Instagram Live podcast where Kendama news and culture is shared over the warmth of coffee.

My name is Adam, but my followers know me as Café Kendama on Instagram. In the past five years of playing Kendama I've met quite a few amazing individuals, and I am excited to introduce you to some of them. In this show, you'll hear their stories, the behind the scenes of Kendama companies and what goes on in the mind of some of the world's best player. Because Kendama is more than just a Ball and a Cup.

Make sure your cup is full and your volume on!

    Kendama is for Oddballs: Creating a Community of Like-Minded Sports

    Kendama is for Oddballs: Creating a Community of Like-Minded Sports

    Kendama is odd. Many of us are grown adults playing with a traditional Japanese toy—and we freaking love it.

    We share a lot of similarities with other communities. That’s why this week, Alex Gara, the Odditer-in-Chief at Oddball Sports TV is joining me to invite Kendama into a broader network of Oddball communities (bocce, ski-ball, etc.) Because we have more in common than you may recognize! Plus together is better.

    Alex is the Odditor-in-Chief of Oddball Sports and Founder of American Bocce Company. He lives in Chicago by way of Detroit and embodies that Midwest hustle and pride. He has dedicated his career to bocce ball, with the goal of getting bocce back in the Olympics in 2028. At a party, he’ll almost always try to push for a game of Catchphrase, which he considers the second greatest game of all time.


    This Week's Show Notes:

    · Finding Bocce and Creating a League from Scratch

    · If you see a problem, be the solution; Alex started Bocce from virtually nothing into a multi-state organization

    · We are all odd, so own it.

    · What connects Kendama to Bocce and other Odd Ball Sports

    · Meeting Jake Wiens and finding Dama

    · Creating a network for Oddball Sports (events, podcasts, content, masterclasses, and more!)

    · And so much more!


    Get access to Oddball content and community here: https://www.oddballsports.tv/

    Join the Discord: https://discord.gg/sHbtezfx4t

    Become a Patron and get BTS Access and extra Discord roles: https://www.patreon.com/cafekendama

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    All your Kendama and Caffeinated needs: https://www.cafekendama.com/

    • 1 hr 24 min
    Finding Flow and Taking the Pill with Shonuff Chris

    Finding Flow and Taking the Pill with Shonuff Chris

    If anyone can teach us that Kendama is more than a ball and a cup, it's Terra Kendama Flow Team Member, Shonuff Chris. Shonuff didn't ever plan to post on IG, and accidentally created a following as a result of trying to show his friend, Dama_Tommy, his new tricks. And thus, Shonuff Chris was born! Today, Shonuff is well known for his Terra Pill progression, however, his character, posture, and perspective on kendama stand out in the community as well. This is an episode with DEPTH! Grab your mug and join us as we dive into this week’s Brewview! ☕️  It's not one you want to miss.

    This Week's Show Notes: 

    · Chris didn't show his face until 3 years into dama! Being known is not the point of dama.

    · Don't settle for a brand you don't want to be on. Grind for it. 

    · "Where you see students, I see teacher;" follow new players, you will learn more from them than you will from pros.

    · Why the Terra Pill is harder than Kendama; there isn't much for teachers out there.

    · Draw inspiration from anywhere; Russian ballet can teach us more about string flow than watching kendama clips.

    · Get your affairs in order; clean your dishes before you play kendama.

    · Play in nature; it's good for you!

    · And so much more!



    Purchase a Terra Kendama or Pill Here: https://www.terrakendama.com/

    Join the Discord: https://discord.gg/sHbtezfx4t 

    Become a Patron and get BTS Access and extra Discord roles: https://www.patreon.com/cafekendama 

    Save 25% on your First month of Coffee from Phil and Sebastians (Canada/USA only): https://www.shareasale.com/u.cfm?d=617285&m=91286&u=2500665 

    All your Kendama and Caffeinated needs: https://www.cafekendama.com/

    • 1 hr 11 min
    The Drip on Jacob Watts: Analog's Newest Spark

    The Drip on Jacob Watts: Analog's Newest Spark

    2021 is the year of community, and the first episode of Brewview Season 2 with @analogkendamas Squab member, @jacobdwatts, hits a home run ⚾️  on community building.

    Grab your mug and join us as we dive into this week’s Brewview! ☕️

    This Week's Show Notes:

    - meeting Dave Mateo and @th0k3n 💜
    - how to build community
    - finding the @kendamaoc community
    - going to events
    - getting into videography/photography 📸
    - how to film better
    - getting sponsored by @analogkendamas (plus a little leak)
    - creating a discord community
    - Alex Hirota @bluevacktor_ inspiration

    Purchase an Analog Kendama Here: https://www.analogkendamas.com/

    Join the Discord: https://discord.gg/sHbtezfx4t
    Become a Patron and get BTS Access and extra Discord roles: https://www.patreon.com/cafekendama
    Save 25% on your First month of Coffee from Phil and Sebastians (Canada/USA only): https://www.shareasale.com/u.cfm?d=617285&m=91286&u=2500665
    All your Kendama and Caffeinated needs: https://www.cafekendama.com/

    • 1 hr 28 min
    Brewview in Review: The Drip on Kendama 2020

    Brewview in Review: The Drip on Kendama 2020

    In an effort to celebrate Kendama in 2020, I spend over an hour shouting out the moments, stories, and players that have made this year so special.

    Brewview Season 2 starting Jan 2021. All new guests, all-new episodes, same ol’ caffeinated me.

    Show notes: just watch/listen.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    The Drip on Alex Smith: From the Ground up

    The Drip on Alex Smith: From the Ground up

    We owe a lot to the Kendama players that came before us. Those who took risks to build brands, run events, progress tricks, and travel the world on virtually nothing all in the name of the game.

    This episode is somewhat of a homage to the forefathers of Kendama with a resounding “thank you!”

    Thank you @htimsxela for the work you’ve done to build Kendama.

    Show notes:

    - Colin Sander and Skiing
    - Meeting Keith Matsumura
    - buying nearly 100 Damas to hustle at university
    - Kendama University clubs
    - Canadian Tire had great warranty
    - @kendamausa pro
    - Building @terrakendama from the ground up
    - hand turning Kendamas
    - Van Jam
    - Woodturning lessons with Alex
    - reflecting on the game we all love
    - Thanking the people who came before us
    -and so much more

    May your cup be full, and get ready to dive into this week's Brewview.

    • 1 hr 43 min
    The Drip on Gino Gaxha: The Daily Grind

    The Drip on Gino Gaxha: The Daily Grind

    @gino_gaxha joins the Brewview for a full-blown voyage into his ability to balance life and consistent Kendama slayage!

    Show notes:
    - Short history of Albania
    - Prioritizing dama (we all have 24 hours)
    - College Life
    - Taking a break from dama
    - 608 Ken (#608Ken)
    - Online comps and playing against @bonzatron
    - Sponsorship??
    - Wild QnA’s
    - and more!

    Grab your mug and get ready to dive into this week’s Brewview!

    • 1 hr 15 min

Customer Reviews

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6 Ratings

ZayWithTheDama ,

My Favorite Kendama Podcast

This is my favorite kendama podcast right now. I tune in every week, i love how they connect the company owners/pros to the community and give them an insight to the inside workings of kendama while also keeping it light and fun the whole time. Adam is a great host and does a great job keeping the conversation going while also interacting with the fans with fan questions. 5 Stars 💛

New_Laced ,

Best Kendama Podcast

Great podcasts with awesome guests from around the Kendama community, grab a cup and sit back for a dope morning convo !

samuel.kr@mer ,

@samd0tkramer

This is one of the most legit Dama interviews I ever hear and it’s nice to hear about things In the Dama community that no one knows about but in a cool way

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