You will have a certificate for your skills.



We are allowed by British Kendama Association to perform British Kendama Skill Level Examinations.

Kendama players who wish to obtain an official grading must first pass a BKA examination. The skills required to pass the examination are listed on the tricks page. Successful entrants will be given an official certificate, and, if they are BKA forum members, listed in the register of players bellow. Entrants must pay the examination fee for the level that they wish to be tested up to:

Kyu: €2,5
Pre-Dan: €9
Dan: €19

This fee is to cover the examiner's time, and also helps to keep the BKA running and promoting kendama events. Unsuccessful entrants will be given a refund down to the level they achieve. e.g. Someone paying a Dan examination fee who only achieves Pre-Dan will receive a refund of €2,5 (A minimum admin fee of €2,5 always applies.). These examinations may only be conducted in person, and under the invigilation of a BKA-certified examiner.

Our BKA-certified examiner is Miroslav Šiřina who is certified by British Kendama Association to certified players until the 4th Dan degree.

Register graded players.*

NameCountryType of degreeAchieved levelAwarded byDateLast test dateMoshi-kameSpeed trick BNotes
Katsuaki ShimaderaJPDAN7JKA2014-01-252003-01-26100037EKO Champion 2014
Alex RuischNLDAN5JKA2014-08-022014-08-022713!44Dutch Champion 2012.
Matt Sweets JorgensonUSADAN5JKA2014-01-032014-01-03100037
Dongo Oase IonutRODAN4JKA2015-08-132015-08-131000?46?Romanian Champion 2015
Eelco SoesmanNLDAN4JKA2017-07-272017-07-27110043
James ThorsteinsonUKDAN4JKA2013-07-292013-08-01100035British Champion 2014
Mathias Steen RasmussenDKDAN4JKA2012-07-302012-07-30100049Danish Champion 2012.
BKA Examiner
Matthew BallardUSADAN4JKA2013-07-142013-07-14100051
Miroslav ŠiřinaCZDAN4JKA2013-07-312013-07-31110353BKA Examiner
Philip EldridgeDKDAN4JKA2013-08-012013-08-01103058European/Danish Champion 2013. BKA Examiner
Rodney AnsellCADAN4JKA2014-08-032014-08-03101437
Sam BradleyUKDAN4JKA2013-07-272013-07-27100048BKA Examiner
Thorkild MayDKDAN4JKA2012-07-302013-08-02100037BKA Examiner
Alex SmithCADAN3JKA2012-07-302013-07-1466850
Christian FraserUSADAN3JKA2013-07-292013-07-2999550
Ilin IlievBULDAN3BKA2016-08-162017-04-1678265BKA Examiner
Jeffrey van ReevenNLDAN3JKA2012-08-022013-08-0167444Dutch Champion 2010.
BKA Examiner
Lionel GraafNLDAN3JKA2013-08-022014-08-0398753
Marc WibbelsDEDAN3JKA2014-08-032014-08-0385075German Champion 2012
Marcel ChwoikaDEDAN3JKA2015-08-132015-08-13??
Thibaut ArcosFRDAN3JKA2015-08-152015-08-15594?French Champion 2015
Azrin ShazzaniMYDAN2JKA2015-08-112015-08-11301
Benjamin FerrandoESDAN2JKA2013-07-312013-08-02373BKA Examiner
Clément BagesFRDAN2JKA2014-08-022017-07-27229
Hans NickmansBEDAN2JKA2013-07-292015-05-03534119Belgian Champion 2013
BKA Examiner
Jack SmithiesUKDAN2JKA2015-08-132015-08-13360
Jeffrey ItaliaanderNLDAN2JKA2013-07-292012-08-0276743Dutch Champion 2013
John SimpsonUKDAN2BKA2017-04-292017-04-29454
Joris SchweppeNLDAN2JKA2014-08-022014-08-02382European Champion 2014
Dutch Champion 2014
Kalle HeleniusFIDAN2JKA2016-08-022017-07-27484Finnish Champion 2016
Kofi JonesUKDAN2BKA2016-04-172016-04-17326
Matt DeCoteauUSADAN2JKA2012-07-152013-07-14300+
Pascal SkubatzDEDAN2BKA2015-05-302015-05-30302
Peter WimmersDEDAN2JKA2014-08-032014-08-031050German Champion 2014
Robin HuttonUKDAN2BKA2013-04-282013-04-28403
Sebastian HohentannerDEDAN2JKA2012-03-032012-03-03300+-(Co-) German Champion 2011.
Stuart BarronUKDAN2JKA2017-08-192017-08-19432BKA Examiner
Tomáš OcásekCZDAN2BKA2014-08-132014-08-13398
Tomáš ZahradníkCZDAN2BKA2016-04-152016-04-15374
Aleš HrdličkaCZDAN1JKA2013-07-302013-07-30200
Alexis LeeSGDAN1BKA2015-08-012015-08-01200BKA Examiner
Arthur GraafNLDAN1JKA2013-08-022013-08-02240
Bat-Erdene NyamdavaaMNDAN1BKA2012-10-282014-05-04248
Daniel Xopo PerezESDAN1JKA2013-07-312013-08-02280
Filip ZahradníckýCZDAN1JKA2013-07-302013-07-30200
Ingo HoffmannDEDAN1BKA2016-05-102016-05-10248
Javi BallesterESDAN1JKA2013-07-312013-08-02294BKA Examiner
John Maico Piezas-SimmUKDAN1BKA2015-08-222015-08-22432
Kev CookeUKDAN1BKA/JKA2014-05-032015-08-13253
Lars BurgstahlerDEDAN1JKA2014-09-202014-09-20238BKA Examiner
Nabin ShakyaESDAN1JKA2013-07-312013-08-02450BKA Examiner
Samuel MorterUKDAN1BKA2015-09-012015-09-01433
Trevor StarnesUSADAN1JKA2013-07-152013-07-1599639
Adam GarrodUKPRE DAN0BKA2014-05-042014-05-04132
Alex LewitRUPRE DAN0BKA2014-08-152014-08-15102FKO Champion 2014
Courtney RiceUKPRE DAN0BKA2017-02-252017-02-25303
Curtis FaganCAPRE DAN0BKA2016-09-062016-09-06163
Darren BroadUKPRE DAN0BKA2013-04-282013-04-28134
Gareth DaviesUKPRE DAN0BKA2015-05-032015-05-03263
Ingi HughesUKPRE DAN0JKA2016-08-022016-08-02180
Jack HoggUKPRE DAN0BKA2014-05-042014-05-04106
Jakub ŠvarcCZPRE DAN0BKA2016-04-152016-04-15301Ultimate Juggling Squad
Jochen DrechslerDEPRE DAN0JKA2011-08-112011-08-11100(Co-) German Champion 2011
Jon RelfUKPRE DAN0BKA2012-06-042012-06-04189
Karsten-Max KlammerDEPRE DAN0BKA2014-11-232014-11-23235
Natx MercaderCTPRE DAN0BKA2012-04-122012-04-12208
Rich PearseUKPRE DAN0BKA2013-05-142013-05-14100
Rich WalkerUKPRE DAN0BKA2014-05-042016-08-02132
Thomas HolzerSUIPRE DAN0JKA2012-08-022012-08-02194BKA Examiner
Thomas LarsenDKPRE DAN0JKA2014-08-022014-08-02106
Andy JonesUKKYU1BKA2015-02-282015-02-2850
Ash HierUKKYU1BKA2014-10-042014-10-0450
Barney SageUKKYU1BKA50
Ben ArcherUKKYU1BKA2015-02-282015-02-2850
Connor BurkeUKKYU1BKA2013-06-012013-06-0150
Daniel KonečnýCZKYU1BKA2014-01-182014-01-1897
Daniela von RohrSUIKYU1JKA2012-07-312012-07-3150BKA Examiner
David MarchantUKKYU1BKA2014-07-302014-07-3050
Dice SteadUKKYU1BKA50
Filip VladíkCZKYU1BKA2016-04-152016-04-15Ultimate Juggling Squad
Fred CookUKKYU1BKA50
Guy HeathcoteUKKYU1BKA2010-04-092012-03-2550British Champion 2009
Harry GillmanUKKYU1BKA50
Ian HaworthUKKYU1BKA2012-09-282017-07-26139
Jack RobertsUKKYU1BKA100
James WeaverUKKYU1BKA91
Joe DaviesUKKYU1BKA2015-02-282015-02-2850
John McLeanUKKYU1BKA100BKA Examiner
Kris WhyteUKKYU1BKA2014-05-042014-05-0454Scottish Champion 2014
Kristin OlinykCAKYU1JKA2012-07-302012-07-3094
Kym AllenUKKYU1BKA84
Luca LohrDEKYU1BKA2013-06-182013-06-1850
Marcus EdvinssonSWEKYU1BKA2014-07-252014-07-2550
Mark HoareUKKYU1BKA2010-04-092012-06-1950
Matt GoodyUKKYU1BKA114
Matt HallUSAKYU1JKA2003-04-072003-04-0750
Matt RobertsonUKKYU1BKA2013-04-282013-06-0150
Michael McQueenUKKYU1BKA2013-04-282013-04-2873Scottish Champion 2013
Peter BergmannDEKYU1JKA2011-08-112011-08-1187
Samuli MännistöFIKYU1BKA2014-08-152014-08-1552
Scott ClarenceUKKYU1BKA87
Sepp InnigerSUIKYU1BKA2013-03-172013-03-1750
Tom DerrickUKKYU1BKA2010-04-092010-04-0950
Will TomsUKKYU1BKA2014-05-042014-05-0478
Yoko WarburtonJPKYU1JKA2013-07-272013-07-2750
Zak OwenUKKYU1BKA50
Adrian DudekPLKYU2BKA2014-05-042014-05-04-
Chris DunlopUKKYU2BKA2012-04-142012-04-14-
Ian FarleyUKKYU2BKA2013-01-262013-01-26-
Nikolas HájekCZKYU2BKA2016-04-152016-04-15Ultimate Juggling Squad
RayESPKYU2JKA46
Sam SpryUKKYU2BKA-
Tomáš DoleželCZKYU2BKA2013-11-022013-11-0254
John RobertsUKKYU3BKA2012-01-212012-01-21-
Daryll ChaseUKKYU4BKA2012-02-252012-02-25-
Jakub KokojanCZKYU4BKA2016-04-152016-04-15Ultimate Juggling Squad
Lubomír MedoCZKYU4BKA2016-04-152016-04-15Ultimate Juggling Squad
Luke SowerbyUKKYU4JKA114
Ryan LovesmithUKKYU4BKA2012-12-062012-12-06-
Calum BrewisUKKYU5BKA2014-10-242014-10-24-
Emma Pastor FerréCATKYU5BKA-
Jim BrewisUKKYU5BKA2014-11-152014-11-15-
Lukáš RozprymCZKYU5BKA2016-04-152016-04-15Ultimate Juggling Squad
Richard OakUKKYU5BKA2010-04-092010-04-09-
Sergio RonchettiUKKYU5BKA2014-11-162014-11-17-
Tomáš PivodaCZKYU5BKA2016-04-152016-04-15Ultimate Juggling Squad
Jan MedoCZKYU6BKA2016-04-152016-04-15Ultimate Juggling Squad
Alex KřížCZ KYU8BKA2016-04-152016-04-15Ultimate Juggling Squad

*This register is for BKA forum members only.




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