When throwing stars, one needs to be very accurate. This is because while throwing stars are a popular form of Asian martial arts, they are also one of the hardest to perfect. In order to throw a star with any degree of accuracy, you need to know the proper form and the proper timing. However, there are two things that practitioners tend to forget or overlook. One is proper stance. The second is proper movement.
As far as proper stance is concerned, it’s important that you are not holding your weapon too tightly. Your weapon should be held loosely by your side; however, it must be held in such a way that if it accidentally goes off or if you drop it, the blade will still be close enough to your attacker to prevent the attack. The second thing to remember when throwing stars is to make sure you are moving at a good speed. While a true weapon such as a mace can move pretty fast, you do not want your attacker to be able to catch up to you. You need to be able to move as quickly as possible to ward off your attacker, so the best way to go about this is to move as quietly as possible.
The proper Japanese stance for throwing stars is actually a bit more complicated than just holding it like you would a mace. The proper stance involves keeping both of your feet on the ground and both of your hands at length at your sides. At the same time, your arms should be fully extended and locked into position. This creates a very unique stance that has both strength and speed for your weapon.