Before enlightenment, chop wood, carry water.

After enlightenment, chop wood, carry water.

Zen proverb

On one level, throwing something is the simplest of actions; we have been doing it almost before we could walk. On another, it is one of the most complex motor skills we can perform – the sheer number of variables mean that we are engaged in a staggering number of calculations (mostly unconsciously) in order to project an object through space and time in order that it arrives when, and where we dictate!

In this section of the site I will be exploring the art and science of throwing knives; grip, stance, distances, spin and no-spin techniques, breathing, mental focus and more will be placed under the microscope in an effort to identify just what it takes to throw accurately and consistently – the holy grail of the Thronin project!

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