WHAT IS CARDISTRY?
Cardistry is the name given to the performance art of card flourishing. The term is a portmanteau of "card" and "artistry". Unlike card magic, cardistry is meant to be visually impressive and appear very hard to execute. People who engage in cardistry are nicknamed "cardists".
Cardists display their dexterity and discipline by performing extremely technical and borderline magical manouvers. Onlookers are often impressed and left with a sense of awe. Sparking the emotions of audience members is where most of the motivation comes from for some cardists.