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"What an incredible lecture! Whether you are a Magic Cube expert or a beginner you will learn some Amazing techniques and routines. Takamiz is without a doubt the Top creator of Cube Magic in the world!" -Marc DeSouza

"Takamiz is the Master Cube Magician, He has inspired Thousands and continues to create amazing Cube Magic." -Nicholas Lawrence

"Takamiz is the master of rubix cube magic. I'm constantly blown away with what that man can do with a rubix cube." -Kieron johnson

"Takamiz Usui is one of the biggest treasure in cube magic.” -Henry Harrius

"A true legend in the world of cube magic, that's continuing to push the art forwards." -Kev.G

What will he teach?

Close up/ Parlor: Rubik's Cube and Card Act

- Rubik's cube section -

2 Cube Repeat
W Coincidence
Sympathetic Cube
Any color effect (no gimmicks)
1-1-6 Solve
Nest Cube

- Card section -

Hyper Memory Demonstration
Up face & Down Face Prediction
Pair card
3 envelopes prediction
The other half Takamiz.ver (Plots from Woody Aragon)

- Tips -

How to know target algorithms.

Who is he?

In 2013, Takamiz Usui published the groundbreaking DVD, 'The Cube', where the one handed solving technique (Takamiz Move) was shown for the first time in the history of Rubik’s Cube magic, along with a number of effects applying this move. Takamiz has contributed greatly to the current trend of using the Rubik's cubes within the magic community as many new releases are based on the (Takamiz Move) technique. Takamiz continued to push Rubik's cube magic forward by publishing the DVD, “The Cube Plus”, in which ‘any chosen color effects’ were described. He had a standing ovation at the 4F Convention in 2016 and 2017, whose world class performers are "invitation only".


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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 16th, 2019
This is really a great lecture if you are into rubiks magic.
Takamiz has some really great and surprising effects with the cube.
His variation of the shuffle board is also nice.
Highly recommended.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 15th, 2019
Was really looking forward to this penguin live lecture act and it was inspirational to watch!

If you do or are thinking of incorporating a Rubik cube trick in your act you need to learn from the best!

There are many new names and performers who now do and sell tricks and effects using Rubik cubes, but this is the original creator who has inspired the growth in cube magic.

Great vanishing and reappearance of a signed cube in nest of boxes to finish the act on a killer closing effect.

Don’t forget the card work as well, great work on Woody Aragon’s trick using only three cards instead of four. This even impressed Dan Harlan, easy for the audience to follow.

This gets my highest recommendation, be inspired and fooled at the same time.
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on October 3rd, 2019
English translation from Google:

If you are interested in magic with the Rubik’s cube, this is a video that you absolutely must see. As usual, in the “Live Act” series of Penguin Magic, in the first part of the video there is his performance, and in the second part the explanation of the effects performed and the techniques used.

The performance is really noteworthy, Takamiz Usui alternates spectacular effects with the cubes with card magic effects, always involving one or more spectators in a fun and polite way. It is also striking the grace with which the performer approaches the public, mirror of an oriental culture completely different from ours.

The explanation of the effects is entrusted to the Japanese magician, assisted by a translator and by the patron of the Penguin, the American magician Dan Harlan.

Dan Harlan immediately takes care to point out that the resolution of the cube with one hand and four moves, at the base of almost all the effects of this type, was invented by Takamiz Usui, and published in the DVD entitled “The Cube” in 2013. This clarification is due to the fact that many magicians have attributed the authorship of what is now called “Takamiz Move”.

The effects with the cube are interesting and strong, the performer does not disdain the use of gimmick cubes to achieve his purpose. The gimmicks are produced and sold by him, but he also shows an interesting principle at very low cost, which deserves to be explored in depth.

The effects of card magic are known effects all of an automatic or semi-automatic type, modified by him and I believe also improved in some way, to name a few Poker Pairadox, Shufflebored, The Other Half, which deserve to be seen.

The video has the high quality of the Penguin Magic productions, sometimes it is hard to understand the translator because she gets lost in some technicalities, but thanks to the help of Dan Harlan in the end it is possible to clearly understand all the steps and techniques .

https://www.prestigiazione.it/wp/takamiz-usui-live-act-penguin-live-recensione-review/
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on October 7th, 2019
So you learned Rubik cubes, and want to see what the next level is, well Takamiz here to show you. This time teaching some crazy things you can do with a deck of cards as well.

But the whole lecture is worth it for the final effect alone, where he teaches a cube to impossible location that only needs what you most likely have.

I will say however grab he's first lecture first, and learn to solve a cube before getting this to get the most out of it.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on October 1st, 2019
The lecture was great with a performance that was top notch. The visual nature of his performance definitely leads to an impressed audience. The reactions were great. The explanation section of the video had a translator so that Mr. Usui could properly focus on the explanation and not word choice. I highly recommend this lecture to anyone interested in cube magic. Though his card magic, including the three envelope prediction, is also very impressive.

Highlights:
Great one hand solution
Humor with cubes
Good card force
Prediction is not only a suit and number but also the color of envelopes.
The nesting box trick with the signed cube is a great closure.

Con:
One effect has a great gimmick that is difficult to find by itself.
The above-mentioned gimmick can be made cheaply but would fail in a close-up performance as he mentions so the pro-quality would be better. Maybe in the future, he can sell just gimmicks.
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Good lecture Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 30th, 2019
This is good lecture.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 19th, 2019
1. Includes a variety of acts using shell gimmicks. I was able to use it like this! I thought that.

2. In addition to the cube magic, card magic is also included. This was also pretty good. There is also a connection with cube magic.

3. The new direction was outstanding, and it would be an opportunity to overcome some of the situation where I was just buying gimmicks and teasing me at home.

However, the recommendation to cube beginners can be a bit ambiguous. The difficulty is not high, but the use of gimmick is mainly.

If you have a Rubik's Dream or Shell, I recommend it to those who are worried about how to use it.

For beginners, I recommend that you look at the first one before seeing this one, and look at this one.
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Amazing, again! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 19th, 2019
This is yet another great addition to Rubiks Cube Magic, by the one and only Takamiz. If you havent watched his first lecture, grab that one as well. They are both just amazing! Thanks alot again, - waiting for #3!
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 17th, 2019
After spent the last 3 hours watching Takamiz sharing all the techniques and tips, I would have to be honest this probably one of the best lecture of 2019 so far in my opinion. I really love the way he think about Rubik’s cube magic. So I think even you are Cube magician or not, this still a must have in your collection.
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