Introduction: How to Throw a Kunai Knife or a Throwing Star

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in this instructible i will show you how to throw a kunai knife three different ways and how to throw a throwing star. btw this is my first instructible so dont pound on me too hard

Step 1: Get a Knife or Star

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I used this instuctible to get the knife i used and this instructible to get the star i used

Step 2: Throwing the Kunai

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lets see how to throw it...
throw #1 spinning: this one is pretty self-explanitory
hold the kunai and put it in the spot you feel most comfortable throwing it (for me it is over my shoulder) and throw it so that you let go when your arm is at a 45 degree angle and follow through.
throw #2 the drill: get your kunai to spin like a drill
set up so that your hand is at your thigh and bring it up and forward, it should spin like crazy
throw #3 the straight throw: this is how the real ninjas throw this stuff
you set it up the same as in #1 only this time you let go at a 90 degree angle and you don't follow through.

Step 3: How to Throw a Throwing Star

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This is how you throw a throwing star.
step1 you take the throwing star and hold it a little away from your body
step 2 now curl your hand in like your trying to touch your forearm with your hand
step 3 now spin it

Step 4:

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now that you have that down go kill your siblings p.s. watch out for rabid guinea pigs


devonfletch (author)2011-05-11

your arm is at a 45 degree angle to WHAT???

45 degree upward angle from being parallel with the ground -_-

TaylaB3 (author)2016-07-11

usually I was taught to throw in a similar technique to darts, except with spin

Annabeth42 (author)2016-01-10

Ninja could use anything as a weapon, including a tool, and anything as a tool, including a weapon. They were very resourceful (do YOU watch Naruto?)

HeartAG123 (author)2014-08-19

The ending was harsh.. Siblings didn't do anything to him.... By the way man, you were throwing it like a frisby. WRONG written all over it!

madson812 (author)2014-01-22

Sorry man, but your shuriken throwing method is inaccurate. If your throwing a frisby, then that would work. I can't say anything about the kunai, I haven't studied that very much.

AssassinzSinpZ (author)madson8122014-04-05

He was throwing he's shuriken like a frisby -_-

*his shuriken

madson812 (author)AssassinzSinpZ2014-04-06

the way you throw a shuriken is by holding it like your shooting a gun (theres other methods, but i like this one) and then you throw it. when you hold it like a frisky, it tends to loop and spiral. it also doesn't go very far when you throw it like a frisby.

AssassinzSinpZ (author)madson8122014-04-06


madson812 (author)AssassinzSinpZ2014-04-07

oh… thx!

madson812 (author)madson8122014-04-07


AssassinzSinpZ (author)madson8122014-04-07

lol :P

Naruto Uchiha (author)2014-01-31

Also lethal weapons

zipnace (author)2013-09-24

Guinea pigs be like:
"Darn it! he gave us away!"

zipnace (author)2013-09-24

Umm. OK. So can i have an English-to-zipnace translation? E-mail meh at plz...

DON'T SPAM ME all you trollers. Or i will FIND you, and TROLL you.

black hole (author)2012-01-09

The throwing method you use for the shuriken is accurate, but kunai were thrown like a knife, with a gentle "brushing" from the index finger, so that it flew point up until just before impact when it turned to horizontal. Other than that, great job! I love Ziggy. See my 'pigs below.

fisherblue23 (author)2011-01-04


happyjo (author)2010-11-20

I love Ziggy!

zombiesurvival (author)2010-11-17

my name is ethan

chamster (author)2010-11-01

I have two twin sister guineapigs who are black and white and named Squeaky and Muffet

daftmorgan (author)2010-09-18

dude this really wouldn't work in real life i know ive been throwing knives and axes (and even a batarang) since i was little and this would probably completely fail with a real metal kunai or "shuriken"

Camisado (author)2009-02-24

Wrong. I'm sorry, but I'm guessing you're just a 13-year old Naruto fan (I can see that by the design of your paper kunai) who don't know anything about real ninjas. Naruto's pretty damn cool, and to tell you the truth I'm a pretty hardcore Naruto fan myself, but they are not real ninjas. Try searching for videos or books on shuriken or kunai throwing (I reccomend Suzuki Houzan's videos and books). I'm sorry dude, but this is just wrong. I have real kunais and shurikens and I've gotta say your method doesn't really work with metal knives and throwing stars. Oh, and FYI, those type of shuriken are called shaken or hira shuriken.

qwertyman10 (author)Camisado2009-12-08

Since you throw metal, are you supposed to keep the blade straight or calculate how many times it spins before hitting the target? I want to learn to throw knives and might be getting some soon. 

well the masters calcuate by thinking if i throw it this hard and im this far away it'll spin this many times (it's not hard im 11 and i can do it it just takes practice) before it hits

sk8master (author)Camisado2009-02-26

yo thanks for the info and im not 13 im 11

King Crab (author)sk8master2009-03-01


amin2005 (author)2010-09-03

hi can i have your Email for more giude my email please write in English

ymliman901 (author)2010-07-15

lol guinea pig

fluffyhedgehog (author)2010-03-29

I have aguinea pig that looks just like that named Ethan! =D

snowball25 (author)2009-09-18

lol "ninja"

hay you like naruto lets be friends idk if we can i am new

FFVIIBOY (author)2010-02-13

dude you joined instructables on my birthday last year!

ErikGrajo (author)2010-01-04

well, it looks like ur a naruto fan, but thats ok lol. Theres a easier way of holding it you kno? and u can throw the knife straight in the air about 6ft. away. Im a black belt in Kempo, but im in 7th Kyu in ninjutsu :P. Feel free to ask any questions!

viper wong (author)2009-10-13

Thanks, I'm able to throw one now  ^^

paperman999 (author)2009-09-17


koga wolf (author)2009-05-16

its a panda-bear!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!<3

ghitle (author)2009-04-18

i like our evil guinea pig and Im not 13 Im 10

hinata0097 (author)2009-03-31

I love it now i can attack my sister. I'm a naruto fan to this is awesome

Camisado (author)2009-03-08

I don't. Traditional kunais are not really for throwing, they are crude-shaped farming knives, and they are used more like a prying tool or a crowbar. I don't throw kunais, because I know they are really not meant to be used that way. I throw shurikens. My method of throwing it is by bending my knees and throwing it straight from my right arm. I'm not saying that my method is 100% correct, I'm not an expert on shurikenjustsu. Check out scottbaioisdead or HouzanSuzuki's videos on YouTube. Now THAT'S what you call shurikenjutsu experts.

REA (author)2009-03-06

very good! i tried the drill throw with a pencil (only thing i could find laying around) and i could hear it spinning!

King Crab (author)2009-02-18

I disagree.

I throw my (real) kunai by:

Holding my right arm vertical, but my elbow down. I go down 45 degrees and let go, with a follow through.

Check out my throwing

sk8master (author)King Crab2009-02-26

once again thanks for the info

King Crab (author)sk8master2009-03-01

Once again?

DaNerd11 (author)2009-02-28

If you have some metal working skills you can easily make a sheet metal shuriken. They go right throught card board boxes if you throw them correctly.

lobo_pal (author)2009-02-16

Good job for your first, but if you're going to use the term kunai, you should also use shuriken. Minor grammar errors, but good.

sk8master (author)lobo_pal2009-02-26

might use that in some of my other instructables thanks for pointing out spelling and grammar ill check that out better next time

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