Chris June - Pro

Born in Rancho Mirage, CA. Raised and now living in Portland, OR

Living since 1995
Playing Since 2012

Into Kendama, any skill toy, strategy games, Smash Bros, drawing, graphic arts, attention to detail, and creativity

Titles 
I don't have any dope titles that I rep, but I wish there was a way to track placings for every competition. Someone would have to sit down and grind it. I think it would a great way to know a players ranking year by year! 

How I Started 
I started playing kendama my sophomore year of high school. I remember seeing a bunch of older kids (s/o Jake Reilly and Miles Johnson) playing kendama where everyone would hang out during lunch. It wasn't until the day that Wyatt Bray had gotten hooked on it by borrowing a friend's kendama. By the end of the day, he showed me what he had learned. I thought it was so sick. I played with his kendamas for awhile until I had finally gotten my own for my birthday. From that point on, the grind began!

School of thought
The feeling that every player gets when they land a banger no matter the skill level is why I play kendama.
I love watching someone get stoked on even their first big cup or spike. I have also always enjoyed the self progression aspect of kendama. Pushing yourself and seeing results becomes addicting!