KNIFE, AXE, TOMAHAWK THROWING ASSOCIATION UK
THE PURPOSE OF KATTA UK IS TO FOSTER THE ART/SPORT OF THROWING KNIVES, AXES, TOMAHAWKS ETC. IN THE UK AND TO OFFER HELP IN THE SAFE ASPECTS OF THIS SPORT.
SAFETY IS THE MAIN CONSIDERATION
THROWERS SAFETY RULES
- Every thrower is responsible for the safety of themselves, other throwers and spectators.
- Beginners should stand and throw from no further forward than the heel of their leading foot being on the 3 metre mark.
- Beginners should only be allowed to progress from the 3m line when they have shown a competency in throwing.
- Throwers under the age of 18 must always be accompanied by an adult on the throwing range.
- Suitable footwear must be worn.
- Anyone thought to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs will not be tolerated.
- Throwers should be aware that projectiles may clash and cause spikes or metal burrs which may cause injury to the hands ( regular inspections of the projectiles should take place ) , be aware that any projectile may bounce back and cause injury and should always retrieve their projectiles from the targets before picking others up from the floor and retrieve them from the targets in a safe manner.
- Any projectile will only be thrown at the provided wooden targets . KATTA does not condone throwing around live targets.
I ) Knives of 12″ minimum length and tomahawks with 12″ minimum length handle may be used. Anything else must be authorised by the range master.
- By taking part throwers are showing their fitness to throw. However, regular breaks are strongly advised.
- If the throwing lane(s) next to the thrower is occupied then they should wait while the other thrower (s) have stopped throwing before retrieving their knives/hawks. ( This is unless there is sufficient safety space between lanes)
- There should always be a named range master who is responsible for the general safety of the range.
- The range should be clearly designed and cordoned off so there can be no danger to any members of the public. If necessary signs should be made warning of throwing.
- A basic first aid kit should always be available.
- A sheet will be kept which all throwers will sign every time they attend the range to the effect that they understand and agree to the range rules, above.
- If the range is uninsured, which most will be, then a disclaimer must be signed by everyone to the effect they understand they throw at their own risk.
- It is the responsibility of the range master to ensure that all throwing lanes are safe. This includes safe areas behind the targets and behind the throwing lines.
- The throwers rules, above, should be viewed by all first time throwers.