Kendama is an ancient skill toy from Japan.

The handle (ken) is connected to a ball (tama) with a string of varying lengths.

The Kendama can be held in many different grips to perform countless tricks and combinations.

The game is traditionally played by tossing the ball into the air and attempting to catch it on the stick point.

Kendama improves many skills, such as:
Balance, Coordination, Patience, Awareness, Focus, and Reflexes

From KendamaUSA