All posts by: freya

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December 7, 2019

Women’s Leagues: Finding your tribe

Women coming together in community has been a vital part of history. In ancient times, women had roles as caretakers, healers, warriors and priestess and the feminine was worshiped in multiple polytheistic societies. In 1919, if women didn’t come together, we wouldn’t have the right to vote in the United States. We are bra burners, […]

Confessions of an axe thrower
November 30, 2019

Choosing an Axe

So now that you have your technique down, it’s time to get an axe of your own.  There are so many styles and companies to choose from, so where do you get started?  I recommend checking out your local hardware store, Home Depot or Lowes.  Please note, when choosing an axe, be aware that some […]

Confessions of an axe thrower, Frequently asked questions, Resources
November 27, 2019

The ‘Canadian flick’

One throwing technique that many find helpful is typically referred to as the “Canadian Flick”. I know I said to avoid wrist flicking but this is a completely different type of flicking. The motion is more like throwing a dart while stepping in. You line up your shot with your dominant foot. For example. if […]

Confessions of an axe thrower, Resources
November 26, 2019

Axe Throwing 101

So, you want to be an axe thrower?  Not sure where to get started? Well you have come to the right place, my friend.  As fun and addicting as axe throwing can be, it can also be quite frustrating when getting started.  Here you can find some tips and tricks to getting started and improving […]

Confessions of an axe thrower
November 17, 2019

The 5 D’s of Dodgeball… or 4 Basics of Axe Throwing

There are 4 Basic things to master to improve your skills as an axe thrower; let’s see if we can help 1. GRIP 2. STANCE 3. DISTANCE and 4. FOLLOW-THROUGH   1. GRIP Depending on the style you’re throwing (one-handed, two-handed, Canadian flick); mastering your grip will bring you a consistent throw every single time. […]

Confessions of an axe thrower, Resources
November 16, 2019

Urban Axe Throwing History

Once upon a time, in a far-away land… (que record scratch). This isn’t a fairytale; this is real life folks. I often get a strange look and a lot of questions when people ask me what I do. My favorite, of course, “Axe throwing? How did you get into that?” My dad taught me in […]

Confessions of an axe thrower