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The Mission of the International Knife Throwers Hall of Fame is: To honor individuals who have made outstanding contributions to knife and tomahawk throwing, knife making and education of the public in support of knife throwing. To preserve professional knife and tomahawk throwing historic documents and artifacts. To educate the public regarding the origin, development and growth of knife and tomahawk throwing as an important part of the American culture. To promote the positive values of the sport.
Hall of Fame was opened in September 2003. In 2008, the International Knife Throwers Hall of Fame celebrates it sixth year of excellence in honoring the legends and preserving the history of knife throwing. Throughout the 6th anniversary, the Hall of Fame will conduct special events celebrating its storied past while promoting the organization’s exciting future. Since opening in 2003, the International Knife Throwers Hall of Fame has grown in both size and stature. Expansion of the building began in 2006, and renovations, including a major exhibit gallery, were completed in 2008. Together, these improvements have transformed the original 400 square foot Hall of Fame into an exciting 900 square foot internationally recognized institution. Today, the Hall of Fame stands as a shining tribute to the men and women who have made professional knife throwing one of America’s most upcoming and ever increasing popular sport. The International Knife Throwers Hall of Fame is located in Austin, Texas, at 10203 Old Manchaca Road, in the southwest corner of the city just off Interstate Highway 35, 4 miles west on Slaughter Lane.
The International Knife Throwers Hall of Fame is located in Austin, Texas for three primary reasons: 1. The IKTHOF was founded in Austin in September 2003. 2. Austin, Texas, dubbed the “Knife Throwing Capitol of the World” in December of 2002 by throwers attending one of the largest conventional throws ever held in the U.S. up to that date. Called the Central Texas Knife and Hawk Championship at the South Austin Karate Studio which houses the IKTHOF. 3. Upon establishing a board of 20 professional knife throwers, Mike “Alamo” Bainton with their guidance, established rules for professional knife and tomahawk throwing, which is the standard by which knife throwing the world over is judged. Publications such as Guinness Book of World Records, newspapers and magazines throughout the U.S. call upon the IKTHOF and its Founder for validation and accuracy of knife and tomahawk accomplishments in the world of family recreational and competition knife throwing. IKTHOF provides a positive influence and professional service to its members. The Association is dedicated to increasing the communication, education, and recognition of all Knife throwers. The IKTHOF has an open membership policy. It is designed to service the varied needs and interests of members from all Knife Throwing styles. The IKTHOF membership registration will be maintained at the headquarters in Austin, Texas. One of the IKTHOF’s current mandates is to establish standards for knife throwing by which knife throwers can be ranked in documented competitions recognized by professional throwers. Convention attendees seeking team building skills and group fun activities as well as companies looking for an unusual activity to entertain their employees and their guests have sought out our instructors for onsite training at either their facility, or ours.
* The official IKTHOF training center was recently moved (2017) to Las Vegas, NV and is located at the Superhero Foundry operated by IKTHOF inductee and Board member, Melody Joy Cuenca and her husband Dr. TJ Cuenca. The climate controlled, indoor range has six lanes and 22 targets, including two specifically for timed Quick Draw events. This range was also the venue of two IKTHOF US Nationals and will continue to host events as well as provide credentialing and training of competitors and instructors of IKTHOF. In addition to knife and tomahawk throwing, the Las Vegas location also teaches bullwhip, gun spinning, Filipino Martial Arts, edged weapons and more. The IKTHOF Las Vegas Training facility will be adding the use of more electronic scoring, recording equipment, and advanced software to bring the sport of knife throwing further into mainstream sports.
Dr. Michael ‘Alamo’ Bainton
Ward ‘Hightower’ Wright
Melody Joy Cuenca
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2017 Finger Lakes Fling 2nd NYS IKTHOF Championships 2017-Finger-Lakes-Fling-Entry-Form August 26-27, 2017 144 Yaple Road, Ithaca, NY 14850 Hosted by: Paul “Big Mac” Maccarone, IKTHOF NYS Representative and Chris O’Brien The Throw will include Conventional Knife and Hawk as well as No Spin. It will also feature an assortment of Games – including the return Read more about 2017 Finger Lakes Fling 2nd NYS IKTHOF Aug 26-27[…]
2017 IKTHOF World Pro Am Knife & Tomahawk Championships Gold Cup, Pro-Am Conventional Knife & Tomahawk, Long Distance Knife & Hawk Cash Prizes More details coming………. 2740 Micksburg Rd. Pembroke, Ontario Canada Email Ward Wright @ firstname.lastname@example.org or call 613-735-2741 for information and registration
Instinctive knife throwing is the ability to manipulate the rotation of a knife at any distance to achieve a successful stick. The instinctive knife challenge course event is a competition geared toward that ability and is not set to any specific style. Spin, no spin, whatever your comfortable with is welcome just note that there Read more about Red River Instinctive Throw – March 24-26, 2017[…]
You are invited to join us for the 2017 IKTHOF US Nationals Knife & Tomahawk Championships hosted by Blade Aces Las Vegas at the Superhero Foundry in Las Vegas, Nevada! From April 7th to 9th, some of the world’s best knife and tomahawk throwers will step up to the line in an exciting competition to Read more about 2017 IKTHOF US Nationals ProAm Knife & Tomahawk Throwing Championships[…]
IKTHOF Georgia State Regionals When: February 18 & 19, 2017 Place: 240 Riveree Rd. Brooks, GA 30205 Entry Fee: PRO= $120.00 AM= $80.00 Itinerary: Sat. Feb. 18: Registration @ 8:00, thrower’s meeting @ 8:30, competition starting @ 9:00 Am: Gold cup Knife starting at 9:00 Gold Cup Hawk immediately following Break for lunch Pm: Silhouette Throw Read more about IKTHOF Georgia State Regionals Feb 18 & 19, 2017[…]
Updated 1/10/2016 Please note the following rule changes for the upcoming 2017 IKTHOF Season. The following were set, voted upon and set by all Board Members in attendance. RULE CHANGE FOR 2017 FAST DRAW AND TEXAS THREE STEP IKTHOF Tournaments as per the IKTHOF Board Oct 17th 2016 FAST DRAW. A Mountain Man knife at Read more about New Rule Changes as Per Board of Director Meeting on Oct 2016[…]
IKTHOF’s 2016 U.S. Nationals Knife & Tomahawk Throwing Championships are coming to Las Vegas, NV at Tribal Advantage’s indoor knife throwing range from April 15-17, 2016. Come, watch and compete side-by-side with some of the world’s best knife & hawk throwing athletes in an exciting competition of skill and accuracy. This will be the first Read more about IKTHOF’s 2016 US National Knife & Tomahawk Championships in Las Vegas, NV[…]
October 14th, 15th and 16th 2016 15TH ANNUAL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP KNIFE AND HAWK COMPETITION KNIFE AND HAWK THROWERS We are pleased to announce that the 2016 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS on October 14th,15th and 16th is at the Home of the IKTHOF in Austin Texas. Our address is 10203 Old Manchaca Rd. Austin Tx 78748. You and Read more about 15th Annual World Championship Oct 14-16, 2016[…]
This is going to be a huge event, so slap on your Mountain Man skins on and head register for the 1st Annual Mountain Man Throwdown at Cabella’s on DECEMBER 5-6, 2015. Registration is just $50 for men, $40 for the ladies, and $30 for the youngins’ under 15 years old. Rules for games will Read more about 1st Annual Mountain Man Throwdown at Cabella’s Dec 5-6, 2015[…]