We love playing kendama. We use it to warm up while the session is getting started. We use it to cool down after the session is done. When the weather has made the skating not plausible or not fun, kendama keeps you moving. When you are waiting, when you are thinking of the next thing. Kendama can elevate your minds ability to control itself. Just like skating, it's all about fun, progression, and keeping at it until it is dialed.