How to throw throwing knives?

Throwing knives are an essential component of a throwing knife set. There are many benefits to these knives, including exercise and killing silently. The advantages make them one of the most popular martial arts items available for sale. There are also disadvantages to having these weapons, such as the inability to block attacks, or that they can't be concealed easily. 

It may be difficult to find this knife set in your local stores but the internet is full of stores that sell just daggers and other sharp objects. Some items in this knife set include throwing knives, sheaths, different types of daggers, tanto, and karambit. Each item has its own benefits and drawbacks to make them an essential part of any martial arts training program.

This knife has many uses but is best for making a quick kill silently. This is why it works best with a dagger as it is used to conceal the blade and protect fingers when using it. The karambit on the other hand is a fighting knife that wraps around an arm or leg so it won't be noticeable until someone tries to block or dodge your attack.

Steps to Throw Knives

The basic technique of throwing this knife is essentially the same as that of a regular knife. The instructions below will provide more in-depth information about doing this properly, but this should be primarily used for beginners.

Throwing Knives

  • Choosing the Right Knife 

You must have some cool knives for throwing. You can use any type of throwing knife that you have or may get, but it must be a good one for throwing. A one-handed knife is preferable, but a 2-handed knife can also be used. 

If you have the choice of 2-handed or 1-handed throwers, I recommend using the 2-handed version unless you are very comfortable with it being 1-hand. Of course, if your main purpose is not to do damage to what/who/whom you are trying to kill and is just to increase your skill at it, then use the 1 handed version.

  • The Technique of Throwing 

This knife and the sidearm come from the same place in your body. They are both controlled by the same muscles, but it is different because in shooting you move faster and with more force, whereas in throwing you have to input only a small amount of energy. 

The speed of the throw must be fast enough for it to completely cover the target, but not so fast that it takes what would normally be an instant shot to accomplish this. It must be slow enough to give you time to react. 

The way I do it is I find what part of my body is moving fastest and then I use this motion as my footwork. If I am crouching down as if shooting, my feet move forward quickly because of that movement.

  • Throwing Stance and Knife Grip

You must practice them, but they are basically just a normal grip and stance but slightly different. Practice makes perfect, so always practice when you have the chance.

Knife Throwing

  • Aiming 

The aiming process is exactly like that of shooting, except it is much easier because there are no gun sights blocking your view of your target. All you have to do is put your knife where you want it and let go of the knife. This will make your throw more accurate than not knowing where to aim because there are no gun sights in throwing knives (it's different when throwing a tomahawk).

  • Half and Full Spin Throws 

When you throw a knife, it does not have to spin as much as when you shoot a gun. When throwing, only the blade and handle rotate. This allows you to put control in your hands and know exactly where the knife is going to end up. 

It also gives you more control while making your throw, so if there is any kind of wind (which there almost always is when throwing), then you can use this spin to help give it more power or guide the direction of your throw (more on this later).

  • The Over Throws 

When throwing, you are most likely going to try for a full spin. However, it is possible to throw a knife in a more straightforward motion, but it is not as hard to aim it and will probably go nowhere near where you wanted it to go. It's almost like the difference between throwing an arrow and throwing a tomahawk.

  • Practice More to Get Perfection 

The way to get good at throwing knives is to practice. Practice makes perfect, so always try and do your best. Practice throwing whenever you can, but also try and make everything you do more of a practice for when you have a target. Also, remember to throw on a regular basis as well (at least once or twice a week).

Proper Balance is Crucial

To have proper balance with these weapons, they must be used correctly and handled correctly. Without proper training in these throwing knives, the user might be put in a situation where they can't defend themselves or others from a dangerous attack. These knives are made from high-carbon steel to help them retain their shape after repetitive throws. 

The best way to protect from possible danger is to have equipment like these knives in the first place. There are still some disadvantages to using this knife to kill silently, such as their small size and lack of defense mechanisms. When knives are made for both killing and self-defense training they should have a clear purpose of defense and not just be used for killing silently. 

Some knives will be better suited for one purpose or another depending on your training level, but it is most important that you know what you are doing with them before using them on others. There are also disadvantages when practicing these weapons without proper training and skills.

Safe Places for Knife Throwing

Knife throwing is an art that was believed to have been started in Asia. Many consider knife throwing as a new martial art, but this isn't actually true. It's likely that knife throwing originated in the Stone Age and became popular during the Bronze Age. 

During the 18th century, this activity also became popular with hunters and with travelers who would carry a knife while they were on their journey through rough terrain or through war-torn lands looking for food on their travels. The best place to try out this sport is at your local fair or event where you can practice safely without risking hurting someone else or yourself. 

Many fairs also have clown shows and other side shows where you can practice throwing your knives or hatchets at a fake target or at a person wearing a special suit. You will have to pay them to do this, but it's still safer than just trying to throw your throwing knives at the wall in your house.

Another place where you can find opportunities to learn knife throwing is at the local gym that offers self-defense classes. You'll have to enroll in one of these courses as well as pay them as an added fee, but they will be able to teach you everything that you need so that you can start practicing this activity with precision each time.

Important Things to Remember! 

Because the knife comes from the same place as the gun in your body, the natural reaction is always going to be to bring it back up again (which is not good if you are trying hard not to get shot). You must remember that this knife is different from your airsoft guns and it does not come from the same place as well (that's where I get it from, but you can use it any way you like). 

That is why your throwing arm will be faster than your firing arm in shooting because the shooting arm has to move (forwards or backward) to pull the trigger while the throwing arm moves only to throw the knife.

The next important thing to know is that when throwing, it is not just your hand that controls your throwing knives. It is also very important that you have some part of your foot moving forward as well. In other words, if you are standing and shooting with a gun at a target 3 feet away, your body will completely stop in its tracks until you decide to shoot.