Review: TaeWando by Timothy Pressley

[vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_custom_heading text=”Reviewer: John Teo”][vc_column_text]There are all sorts of gag and novelty wands developed for kids shows.

Here is one that is quite original.  It is a magic wand that transforms into the ninja’s nunchuck or nunchaku, a deadly weapon used by the Japanese warrior.

The magician displays a magic wand that is black in colour with white tips.  It is about 12 inches long and 1.5 inches in diameter.  Suddenly it transforms into a ninja’s nunchaku.  The performer then resumes the various fighting stances of the ninja warrior.  Together with the nunchaku wand, he is then able to accomplish some fantastic magic!

You receive such a wand nicely made in a special foam.  It is light, soft and you will not get hurt or hurt anyone using this wand.  It transforms in an instant into a nunchaku with a thick black cord connecting the 2 end pieces.  

What is great about this product is that the creator, Timothy Pressley, provides his own routine using this wand.  This routine is called “Banana Split”, and justifies the use of this special nunchaku wand.  In effect, the magician transform himself into a ninja warrior, complete with a bandana tied around his head.  His wand, too, transforms into a nunchaku.  A kid is invited on stage and she holds a banana in her outstretched arm.  The magician uses the nunchaku wand to hit the banana but always misses it.  He even hits himself on the head with the nunchaku.  This causes great laughter from the kids!  Finally, the kid peels the skin off the banana – the inside of the banana is indeed neatly cut into two!  The routine plays for several minutes.  You can, and should, watch a glimpse of his performance in the trailer video.  I can see that most kids performer will incorporate this wonderful routine in their kids shows.

You are also supplied with a complete write-up of this routine with the prop.  It includes all the visual and verbal gags.  A truly practical, hilarious, engaging and entertaining routine for kids.

One word of caution though: please think through your performance using his wand.  It should not give the impression, especially to the parents of the kids, that you condone or promote violence to your audience.  

I can see the use of this TaeWando wand even in adults shows where your performance needs the cutting or breaking of an item.

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Ning Cai is a Singapore Literature Prize nominated author, who was also long listed for the Epigram Books Fiction Prize in 2016. A bestselling writer, she is also recognised for her illusionist/ escapologist stage character Magic Babe Ning, and recognised by Channel News Asia as South East Asia's first professional female magician.

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