Derek did an amazing job of using his art to connect with students and share a message that students of any age need to hear, in a world that is telling them they don’t matter and aren’t of any value. He’s engaging, humorous, and speaks to the heart of both students and teachers!
Card Ninja is a 40-50 minute presentation, in which Derek engages school-aged audiences with his ability to throw everyday playing cards with remarkable speed and accuracy. He can throw cards quickly into targets, cut celery and carrots in half, pop balloons, and even impale watermelon! Derek has been developing this skill for over 20 years, which has earned him the title of Card Ninja.
This presentation is designed for youth audiences. The routine and content is accessible to all ages, from kindergarten to junior and senior high, and is customizable depending on age (i.e. the younger the audience, the shorter the talk). But for all age groups, Derek drives home the idea that each young person’s life is a gift.
You will be blown away with the speed and accuracy of which Derek can throw cards. You will laugh at his ability to engage and humorously interact with the audience. You will be inspired by the stories of personal near death experiences. And, you will see the lasting impact of the ideas that are shared with your students or youth organization.