How to get started in magic
Hello! Welcome to my blog and the exciting world of magic! My name is Bryan Kujawa and I am a professional magician. I have performed for universities, schools, nonprofit organizations, county fairs, birthdays, and more! I started learning magic when I was 10 years old after my grandpa showed me a card trick. From then on, I was hooked! This was in the 1990's, before YouTube, so I had to learn magic the old fashioned way...by going to the library! I encourage you to do the same! I also went to local magic shops. If you're in the Milwaukee area, I recommend Big Guy's or Joke Shop. If you're in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, I recommend Twin City Magic. If you're in another area, sorry I haven't lived near there so can't recommend anything! However, I can recommend a great online magic store.
My number one trusted and reliable supplier is www.magictricks.com. The owner, Peter Monticup is a professional magician who used to have a physical store, but moved it online with the digital age. His wife is the webmaster. I recommend any or all of the following inexpensive tricks to get started. All of these are less than $5.00 each.
You could also buy a Bicycle deck of cards from Walmart or just about any other major retail store. Bicycle is the best brand of playing card. There are many ways to learn card tricks.
Go to your local library and check out a book or DVD on magic/card tricks.
Go to a local magic shop and buy a card trick book or DVD.
Search YouTube for "Card Trick Tutorials"
Buy my eBook for only $5.00 that includes 10 easy tricks with written and video instructions (shameless plug, sorry!).
Check out www.cardtricksite.com
Ask family and friends if they know any tricks they can teach you.
Check out my YouTube Playlist of magic tutorials (FREE!)
Learn about the history of magic from www.magictricks.com/library
My Favorite Films about Magic
Now you see me (2013) IMDb
Now you see me 2 (2016) IMDb
The Illusionist (2006) IMDb
The Prestige (2006) IMDb
Always remember the 3 rules of magic are:
Never reveal the secret (to a non-magician)
Never perform the same trick twice for the same audience
Practice practice practice!