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How to Throw a Kunai Knife

    Clear the area between you and your target.

    Keep your palm flat and put the kunai in your hand, with the blade facing inward and the "eye" of the handle pointing toward your target.

    Bend your arm at the elbow, raise and throw--keeping your wrist straight. Put enough "spin" on the knife so that it turns midair and the blade points toward your target as it approaches.

    Alternatively, you can hold the kunai by the handle. Raise your arm at the elbow so the blade is pointing almost straight behind you. Extend your arm forward and release once the blade is pointed at your target. Don't put any spin on the blade using this method.

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  • Form boards and thin, flat wood boards make excellent beginners' targets. A good distance for beginners is 8 to 10 feet.

Things Needed

  • Kunai knife
  • Target board

About the Author

Edward Drummond has been writing for newspapers, magazines and the Web since 1992. He has written about some of the world's most remote and unique places, from Asia to Antarctica, for a variety of publications around the world. Drummond has a Bachelor of Arts in journalism and political science from SUNY New Paltz.

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