Knife Throwing Professional Certification
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ISA Coordinator and Armorer Gavin Martin + Special Instructor Adam Celadin, 5x world champion knife thrower and Guinness World Record holder
Duration: 2 weeks residential at The ISA.
Accommodation can be arranged nearby and the 2 week Certification Course includes both classes, 121 instruction and self-work days where you practice and train in our range to develop your skills, supervised and unsupervised. Final day is split between your online test and final practical demonstration.
Overview of this Course and Certification
The ISA Knife Throwing Certification Program introduces participants to the art and skill of knife throwing, covering essential techniques, safety guidelines, and best practices.
This comprehensive program ensures a safe and enjoyable knife-throwing experience, leading to certification as a trained and qualified knife thrower able to establish and maintain proper safety standards and work within professional environments with high levels of knowledge, accuracy, precision and safety.
1. Introduction to Knife Throwing
- History and evolution of knife throwing
- Overview of knife throwing as a sport and skill
- Benefits and applications of knife throwing
Types of Throwing Knives and Selection Criteria
- Anatomy of a throwing knife
- Different types of throwing knives and their uses
- How to choose the right knife for your skill level and goals
Knife Throwing Techniques and Grips
- Overview of various knife throwing techniques
- Detailed instruction on different grips (e.g. Instinctive, military, full-spin, hammer grip, pinch grip, modified grips, etc)
- Proper stance, alignment, and release techniques
Safety Guidelines and Precautions
- Setting up a safe knife throwing environment
- Personal protective equipment and clothing
- Best practices for handling and transporting knives
Target Types and Scoring Systems
- Selecting and setting up appropriate targets
- Different types of scoring systems and competition formats
- Understanding range rules and etiquette
Practice and Skill Development Strategies
- Warm-up and cool-down routines for knife throwers
- Tips for improving accuracy and consistency
- Developing a personalized practice routine
This Certification course includes all the Training Materials required:
ISA Professional Knife Throwing Technique Guide
- Detailed step-by-step instructions for various grips and techniques
- Illustrations and video demonstrations for visual learners
ISA Knife Selection and Care Handbook
- Comprehensive guide to selecting the right throwing knife
- Tips for maintaining and sharpening knives
ISA Knife Throwing Safety Manual for Professionals
- Essential safety guidelines and best practices
- Checklists for setting up a safe knife throwing environment
ISA Practice and Skill Development Workbook
- Worksheets and logs for tracking progress
- Customizable practice routines and goal-setting templates
Final Certification Test (1 Day):
Participants must demonstrate proficiency in knife throwing techniques and safety guidelines to achieve certification. The final certification test will include:
- Demonstrating proper grips and techniques
- Accurate and consistent throws at various distances
- Adherence to safety guidelines and range etiquette
- Understanding of knife throwing terminology and concepts
- Knowledge of different types of throwing knives and their uses
- Familiarity with target types, scoring systems, and competition formats
Upon successful completion of The ISA's Knife Throwing Certification Program, participants will receive a certificate acknowledging their proficiency in knife throwing techniques and safety.
This certification will serve as validation of their skills and commitment to the highest standards of the sport and art of knife throwing, and competency to work in professional settings.
Advice re suitability:
This Certificate is best suited to experienced knife throwers. Beginners / intermediates are welcome and will gain huge advantage from the knowledge , training and guidance, advancing their development rapidly, but please note it takes time to develop the body awareness and fine motor control required to achieve the high standard and not everyone will be able do that this quickly. If your practical test is not passed at the end of the course participants can arrange to return when ready and re-take the final practical test in order to demonstrate mastery of throwing and obtain their final certificate. A small fee applies for retaking tests.