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lucas adverse (@lucasadverse
) has been juggling for six years, and playing the japanese game kendama — in which players perform tricks using cups, a spike, a ball and string — for just two. “juggling and kendama are great for the body and mind,” says 24-year-old lucas. “they train muscles and improve reflexes, coordination, balance, concentration, everything.”
growing up in brazil (he now lives in vancouver, b.c.), lucas was not great at “futebol” — the only sport anyone wanted to play. but juggling and kendama have made him better “at all sports, including soccer.”
ultimately, lucas aims to bridge what he calls the “two distinct cultures” of juggling and kendama. few jugglers play kendama, he says, and kendama players would never call themselves jugglers. “but both of these arts are about creatively manipulating objects in the air, they bring people together, anyone can learn — and they’re just really fun.”
check out today’s story and our igtv channel to see lucas in action.