Knife Throwing Videos

 

Knife Throwing Videos

Below are knife throwing instructional videos from several teachers. They use varying techniques. Watch and find the style that works best for you.

CAUTION: Knife throwing is dangerous. Use these weapons at your own risk. Some knives, shuriken, and weapons may be illegal in some areas, and may be considered concealed weapons when carried out of plain site. Please consult your local laws for the safe and legal use of knives, axes, tomahawks, shuriken, and other throwing weapons.






The throwing knife became popular in America in the early 1800s. The knife-throwing battles of James Bowie, an American soldier during the Texas Revolution, are legendary. In fact, knife-throwing was popular with many Confederate soldiers as a method of fighting. It also became popular as a form of entertainment for them.

As early as 1890, knife-throwing appeared as entertainment in the theater. The performer  Monsieur Bushnell used knife-throwing in his variety act. As early as 1902, Victor F. Cody and Miss Lillian Cody joined in the fun and performed knife-throwing acts around the country.

In 1938, a married couple from Germany had an act in the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus called the Wheel of Death. In the act, an individual was strapped to a circular block of wood.  As the Wheel of Death, the knife thrower threw knives at the person, coming as close to her body as possible.

Today, a lot of emphasis is placed on the throwing knife in movies. However it is still used as a weapon by many military units around the world. Throwing knives have also developed as a popular competitive sport.