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How To Throw Knives

Watch more Juggling & Circus Tricks videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Learn how to throw knives with these tips from Howcast. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Warning Knives are dangerous, especially when thrown. Throw them at your own risk, and never throw them at others. Step 1: Get throwing knives Get some throwing knives. There are many websites that cater to knife-throwing enthusiasts and that can recommend what kind of knives a beginner should buy. Step 2: Find a throwing location Find a place to throw the knives, ideally one that is far away from absolutely anything that you could accidentally cut or kill with an errant toss. Step 3: Get a target Get a target in which knives will stick, like the side of a wooden shed or an old, propped-up wooden door. Step 4: Position knife Hold the knife in your dominant hand. This is your throwing hand. Grip the handle as you would a hammer, but rest your thumb along the edge. Step 5: Stand properly Get in a proper knife-throwing stance, with your dominant foot back, your weight on your back foot, and your knees bent. Step 6: Bring arm back Bring the arm holding the knife back and up. Your elbow should be level with your shoulder. Step 7: Throw smoothly Throw the knife by swinging your hand and arm toward the target and extending your reach as you throw forward. Keep the knife pointed toward where you want it to go as you let it fly. Step 8: Practice Keep practicing until you become adept at hitting your target. Tip For best results, keep your blades sharp. Step 9: Rest your arm Rest your arm between throwing sessions. Just like tennis players and baseball pitchers, knife throwers are at risk for arm injuries if they overdo it. Did You Know? Terry O'Quinn, who plays the character John Locke on Lost, is proficient in knife throwing.
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