Our Team




tyler abrahamson: founder

26 years old, from Maplewood Minnesota

I helped start Kendama MPLS as a way to positively impact a community I love. My favorite part of Kendama is helping someone else succeed at whatever they are trying to do, whether that be spin spike or planning a freestyle run. My newest goal in Kendama is to spread this joy I have found to as many people as possible.


christian schuster: founder

27 years old, from Eden Prairie Minnesota

Kendama Minneapolis was a dream I had for pumping up the Minnesota kendama scene.  I wanted to have the coolest kendamas, the raddest events, and to provide a place for anyone interested in kendama to learn and jam.  It has become all of that and so much more thanks to our Pro Team and countless other shredders all over the world.  Your support is so very humbling and I am grateful to each and every player.


luke leetch: pro


18 years old, from Bloomington Minnesota

Started playing: 2014

Favorite thing about Kendama: How it brings strangers together to make memories as a dama family.

Favorite type of trick: Late Ken Flips and Lighthouse/Lunars

First Kendama: Sweets All Black Tama

Favorite MPLS set up: Maple Homegrown Ken x MPLS Rainbow Stripe Tama .  


Tighe Case: community member

17 years old, from Minneapolis Minnesota


Marcus todd: pro 

also sponsored by lunatac

34 years old, from Minneapolis Minnesota

Started playing: December 2008

Favorite thing about kendama: How anyone can play anytime, anywhere.

Favorite type of trick: inward loons and stunt planes.

First kendama: Janky toy one from Japan, followed by a red Ozora.

Favorite MPLS set up: Trip split custom Maple Craft Plus tama with Kristian Aynedter Pro Mod or LunaTac Giveadama.


Zack Seiger: Community member

26 years old, from NYC