The Art of Throwing: The Definitive Guide to Thrown Weapons Techniques (Downloadable Media Included)

Tuttle Publishing
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Concise and informative, The Art of Throwing is the ultimate introduction to the exciting world of throwing weapons.

It provides thorough explanation and instruction on everything from grips and stances, targets and trajectories, and even how to construct your own weapons. The fundamentals of weapon throwing are easy to learn, but mastering aim—let alone mastering aim with a variety of weapons—involves time, effort and practice. Let The Art of Throwing ease your transition from novice to expert with its detailed, but easy to follow instructions from an author who has spent years mastering his technique.

With a foreword by knife throwing legend Joe "Brokenfeather" Darrah, this edition includes updated information and an hour-long downloadable video to better aid newcomers in learning the basics or help experienced throwers perfect their techniques.

The Art of Throwing includes:
  • Basic concepts—Grips, Methods, and Mechanics
  • Throwing implements—The Bagakay, the knife, the ax, and the spear
  • Japanese throwing implements—The Shuriken and the Shaken
  • Chinese throwing implements—The flying dart, the golden coin dart, the flying steel olive, and the flying sticker
  • Other throwing implements—The western dart and the boomerang
  • Sport and defensive throwing
  • Weapon and hand care
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About the author

Amante P. Marinas, Sr. holds black belts in Shorin-Ryu karate and aikido and has been practicing his family's fighting system, Pananandata, since he was eight years old. He has authored ten books including Pananandata Knife Fighting.
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Publisher
Tuttle Publishing
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Published on
Dec 10, 2013
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Pages
192
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ISBN
9781462905515
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Language
English
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Genres
History / Military / Weapons
Sports & Recreation / Archery
Sports & Recreation / Martial Arts & Self-Defense
Sports & Recreation / Outdoor Skills
Sports & Recreation / Training
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This content is DRM protected.
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Available on Android devices
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Eligible for Family Library

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