Stance (right handers)
This style of throwing is
done without a step into the throw. The throw is executed from a
modified standing position (Fig. 1). The rear foot may move
forward to the position of the forward foot as the follow-through
of the throw is completed.
Left handers replace
occurances of (right) with (left) and Vice Versa and these
guidelines will hold true for you.
placement - The left foot toe is placed on the
distance mark. The throwing side right foot is a comfortable
distance behind the left foot, 2 to 3 feet, and nearly online
with the forward foot and target, but slightly to the right of
the left foot.
knees should be flexed somewhat to provide ease of
shifting the body weight forward during the throw.
The knife is held in the
right hand in front of the thrower at about chest level. The
left hand is steadying the throwing hand. The elbows should not
be resting on the stomach or sides but rather out in front of
the throwers body and spaced less than shoulders width apart.
4. The aim is
most generally that of picking a spot on the target and bringing
the hands and knife to the position where your eye(s), the knife
and the aiming spot are all on line. This is the position the
thrower brings to bear for concentration, consistant repetition
and familiarization to execute the throw.
Windup (right handers)
windup is started by bringing the right throwing hand
back towards and alongside the head (Fig. 2).
6. The body
rocks back slightly while the left arm is extended towards the
target aiming point. The throwing arm continues backward motion
to the "cocked" posistion (Fig. 3).
Throw (right handers)
lunge is started by beginning forward motion of the
right throwing arm. At the same time the left arm begins to
swing backwards and the body shifts forward (Fig. 4).
8. The release is
performed as the right throwing arm is in full forward motion
and at the apex of the right arm's movement. At this time the
body weight has shifted to the left foot, the right foot has
left the ground slightly, and the left arm has swung behind the
throwers body (Fig. 5).
Follow Through (right handers)
follow-through is completed by the smooth continued
movement of the right throwing hand coming to stop as if
reaching for the ground (Fig. 6.), the left arm continuing
rearward motion to counter balance the forward lean (Fig. 6.)
and the right foot coming to rest near the left forward foot to
regain balance (Fig. 7 and 8).