Takamiz Usui – Penguin LIVE Lecture (December 10th, 2017)
“As the originator of the one hand quick solve, Takamiz Usui is the most influential creator in the field of Rubik’s Cube Magic. His ‘The Cube’ DVD is required viewing for anyone seriously interested in performing cube magic.” – Karl Hein
“I have seen Takamiz Usui perform his amazing Rubik’s Cube Act TWICE!
I thought I could catch if I saw it again… but he fooled me even more the second time around. I would love to learn how you do it! The best I’ve seen.” – Paul Gertner
“Usui Takamiz inspired and changed the world of Cube Magic completely!” – Henry Harrius
“Coins, Cards, and now Cubes. The world of magic has expanded due to the ingenious methods and concepts of Takamitsu Usui.” – Garret Thomas
“Takamiz Usui’s work is absolutely astonishing in every possible respect. At The Magic Castle two years ago, I saw him blow away a group of magicians—magic’s best and brightest—with his his Cube work. Since then, his work has continued to evolve in new and exciting directions. Don’t miss this lecture under any conditions—it’s going to be a must-see!” – Daniel Ulin
“The tipping point in cube magic was when Takamiz released his one hand technique and it spread like wildfire to become THE ungimmicked instant solve solution of choice.” – Kev G
What will he teach?
Easy Vanish Spectator sees two cubes and chooses one. The other disapears.
Casual Bag Solve Just put the mixed up cube in a bag and it will be solved.
Completely Examinable Figure Change Magician and spectator examine all items. However, even so, it will change figure.
*These are variations on the figure change effect. There are two cubes. The one cube will transform.
Which is your dominant hand? The cube mixed by spectator will be solved.
Cube through the Table The spectator sign 2 cubes. One cube goes through the table.
Perfect Solve Cubes mixed by Magician and spectator will be solved.
Prediction The pattern of the Rubik’s cube mixed by the spectator is predicted.
1-1-6 One side solved, Another side solved, finally six sides solved.
One Color Cube Only the color imagined by the spectator will be solved in an unexpected form.
Who is he?
Takamiz is a magic creator in Japan. In 2013, he published the groundbreaking DVD, ‘The Cube”, in which the one hand 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 can be attributed to the current trend of using the Rubik’s cube 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”.