What is Cardistry?

Cardistry is the non-magical manipulation of playing cards with intent to display creativity, performance art, and skill. Unlike card magic, cardistry is meant to be visually impressive and appear very hard to execute. People who engage in cardistry are colloquially known as "cardists".

Conjuring tricks with playing cards became popular around the 19th century. At that time, simple card flourishes—such as the Charlier Cut, Riffle Shuffle and Thumb Fan—were often performed by magicians as a way of demonstrating sleight of hand.

How to learn cardistry?

1. Get familiar with different ways of holding a deck. 
2. Learn how to shuffle and cut cards.
3. Watch videos to widen your perspective on flourishes. 
4. Practice until your moves become natural. 
5. Continue going.

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