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The Ultimate Speed Demonstration in Martial Arts

For the first time, all of the best coin snatching methods have been collected into one book.

My name is Keith Pascal,

Recently, I was at a martial-arts event where I had the opportunity to sell a few books.

Throughout the weekend, people approached me about Wrist Locks, Control Your Fear, and occasionally even Tiptoeing to Tranquility.  But nobody asked about Coin Snatching.


Then, as I was packing up, my wife brought over a tae-kwon-do instructor. He said that he had friends who were magicians, so he was interested in seeing the coin snatch. I explained that the demonstration was for martial artists as much as magicians. And that it offered a lot of benefits in increased speed.

I borrowed a quarter.


Martial Artists Gather to Watch The Coin Grab

By now, martial artists from several styles had gathered around. I allowed the man to get ready, and then BAM, I grabbed. Instantly, I clamped my hand over his, to prevent him form opening it, and revealing whether or not, I had been successful.

I said to everyone, “I think I have the quarter.”

He responded, “No, I have the quarter.”

I countered with, “No, I am pretty sure that I have it.”

Everyone asked to see. I opened my hand and revealed “a” quarter. The participant was quick to point out that it could be any quarter.

So, he opened his hand and found … a copper coin from a different country!

I had surprised everyone by switching one coin for another in less than a blink of an eye.

My martial-arts teacher looked at me and smiled.


Do you know what happened next?

I instantly, and I do mean instantly, sold out of all the copies of Coin Snatching: The Reputation Builder. Boy, did I learn a lesson — you really do need to demonstrate one of the coin snatches or switches from the book, in order to sell it.

In fact, as I was signing copies of my books, someone asked me a question that had me respond with a different snatch from the book …

After I performed the Upside-Down, Impossible Coin Snatch (and showed how to turn it into a switch), even more martial-arts practitioners asked to buy the book.

I had to turn them away, and refer them to this web site.


Switch a Coin With The Speed of a Master

Coin Switching Cover

Coin Switching Cover

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The Methods in this Book Are the Best

You’ll start with the Beginner’s Grab and The Rochester Switch.

From there, you’ll progress to Kip’s Take, which is my personal favorite.

The Upside-Down Impossible Coin Grab is one of the most impressive coin snatches in the book — and one of the easiest to perfect (less than five minutes).


More Than Just Coin Snatches

van damme and bruce lee, bloodsport and enter the dragon

This book focuses on building your reputation.

Jean Claude Van Damme demonstrated a film version of the coin snatch in the classic movie Bloodsport. Bruce Lee was also known as a coin switcher. In fact, several sources say that Bruce demonstrated coin switching on the set of Enter the Dragon (photo is unavailable — in a private collection).

Both Bruce Lee and Jean Claude Van Damme benefitted from the reputation afforded to those who coin snatch.

Can you imagine how impressed people will be when you speed switch a coin in their hands?

You get specific advice on how to build your reputation without bragging, at all! Imagine what others will think after seeing your demonstrations of raw speed.

You also get complete story lines, patter, and routines. These anecdotes make great lead-ins for your coin snatching.

Probably of most interest to the martial artist are the chapters and sections relating speed snatches to real martial arts skill. Specific telegraphs are discussed in Chapter 8. And in Chapter 11, martial artists receive tips that apply to fighting and self defense. Chapter 11 is just for martial artists.


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Two Mind-Blowing Bonuses

Calvert’s Claw — Here’s how to efficiently snatch a specific coin out of a handful of change. Actually, there is a surprise ending that really is worth the price of the book. This is the first time this effect has been described in print. Thanks to the magician who had a (UK) postage stamp dedicated to his fine art of magic — John Calvert.

Conversation with Justin Hanes — Justin is a fine magician who lives in the Pacific Northwest (U.S.). In his conversation, he suggests a few wacky possibilities for a coin snatch. Then he brainstorms a new effect, involving a second participant. Very impressive!


Imagine successfully switching a coin in someone else’s hand. It’s time to amaze everyone with your fantastic speed.

Coin Snatching: The Reputation Builder
by Keith Pascal
214 pages, 45 photographs
ISBN 978-0-9666828-6-1
LCCN 2005933422

$29.95 (plus $5 postage and handling anywhere)

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