Wednesday, June 29, 2011
How to Throw Knives
To watch the video: http://youtu.be/BG4jO-l8tGU
Some viewer asked about the good throwing knifes in the video. Here's the link to the two good ones.
Gil Hibben Tanto Thrower Triple Knife Set, Large
Set 3 Ninja Stealth Black Throwing Knives with nylon case
How to throw a knife.
This is a class demonstrates how to throw knives. Learn how to throw knives and you'll impress all your friends.
You will need three things to learn how-to throw knives.
Adherence to rules of safety
Warning: Knives are dangerous to throw. Throw at your own risk and they should never be thrown at others.
Types of throwing knives
Throwing knives should not be sharp on the edge. The point of the knife and the weight determines the best quality throwing knives.
For the best success start with a pizza box leaned against a chair. Once you learn proper technique, move onto plywood covered with cardboard, then finally just plywood.
There are many different types of grips like the hammer grip and pinch grip. In this video, we use a pinch grip. Pinch the blade between your thumb and index finger. Your thumb should line up with the spine of the blade.
With the throw, bring the blade up to the side of your head and point your elbow at the target. Unlike a baseball throw that goes across your body, the knife throw goes straight down and extends out to the target like your pointing at where you want to throw. The body rocks forward with the throw.
The proper distance is important for a proper spin knife throw. The 7' range is a 1/2 spin to the target and the knife is gripped by the blade. At the 11' range, the knife spins one full revolution to the target and it's gripped by the handle. At the 15' range, the knife turn 1 1/2 times to the target and it's gripped by the blade.
Where you stand is very important to getting the knife to stick in the target straight. Minor adjustment to your position will be necessary depending on the throw. At the line, make your first throw. If the knife over-rotates or sticks into the target with the handle tilted upwards, inch forward in your stance and throw again. If the knife under-rotates or sticks into the target with the handle tilted downwards, inch back in your stance and throw again.
Remember that consistency of the grip and throw are a necessity to hit the target accurately. Keep practicing until you become adept at hitting your target.
Thanks for watching How To Throw Knives!
Sensei Tim Rosanelli
Maximum Impact Karate