Was it one of your aspirations
as a little boy to turn into a ninja having stealth-like abilities and a
mysterious character? Not to mention, throwing knives at opponents like
it was nothing? Well, that’s just a silly little dream you had while you
were a kid, correct? Yes. On the contrary, you don’t need to give
up all those childish dreams just because you have grown up.
Take off the face-covering outfit (because that would honestly look foolish
on any grownup) and take out the ninja adventures which include sneaking into
extremely guarded and secured locations in the night, creeping through holes
and circulation tubes. Set those aside and concentrate more on mastering
the skill of handling sharp knives and blades. For sure, as you may not
believe it, lots of people are skilled in throwing knives like a pro.
Just like any other expertise, constant practice as well as safety
precautions is necessary. Indeed, safety measures are part of this excellent
hobby since it’s not exactly as harmless as collecting stamps or
embroidery-making. I disagree. In throwing knives, one must have
deftness, carefulness and consistence.
Points to keep in mind in order to throw a knife like a ninja:
• Knowing the best way to hold or grasp a knife is extremely vital to learn
the technique. For a firm hold, your index finger should be positioned
on the spine of the knife. Its importance would eventually be known to
you as you learn the skill.
• Then, put your thumb on the knife handle. It is ideal for your
middle finger, ring finger and pinky to be holding the handle just in the dead
center. This is easier performed when you use knives with broader
• It is best that you lift up your wrist inclining backwards as you fold
your arms forward right over the shoulders in throwing the knife.
• In throwing the knife, a step back is needed for the aim. Next, as
you throw the knife, stretch your arm forward having the wrist move on a
gradual sliding motion. Let loose and be calm as you position in
• Just when your hand has released the knife, your forefinger that is
resting on the spine must be slightly brushing it, providing the knife the
little nudge it needs to take horizontal flight towards your target.
• A calm body helps with developing the skill of throwing knives as it
follows the motion of releasing the knife. Imagine it as if you are
tossing a ball in baseball, but with a knife in your hands instead. Even
though, you don’t have to swing your arms to throw the knife.
While following the aforementioned tips, remember to have your wits always
with you. Throwing knives, although it can be an entertaining ninja-like skill
to discover, can turn very dangerous if you don’t take safety measures very