May 21st, 2019
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  1. {A Brief|A Short|A Quick} History of Axe Throwing
  2. If you're going to be {throwing|tossing} axes recreationally you may {as well|also|too} {know|understand} where the activity {comes from|originates from} in the {first|very first} {place|location}, right?
  4. While axes and hatchets {have|have actually} been around for over a million years, they {have|have actually} served {many|numerous|lots of} {uses|usages}.
  6. To {visualize|imagine|picture|envision} these {uses|usages}, {depictions|representations} of old nordic Gods with {huge|big|substantial} {battle|fight} axes {come to mind|enter your mind}, or {maybe|perhaps|possibly} the more {modern|contemporary|modern-day}, plaid-clad lumberjacks hacking at trees are a more familiar visual. {Either way|In either case|In any case}, there are as {many different|various|several} {types of|kinds of} axes as there are {historical|historic} {uses|usages} for them.
  8. The {throwing|tossing} axe
  9. The {throwing|tossing} axe {originated|came from|stemmed} around the {5th|fifth} century, when the Franks, a Northern European {tribe|people} {began|started} {using|utilizing} it as a weapon. Each soldier would roll into {battle|fight} with {multiple|several|numerous} axes and fling them {forcefully|powerfully} at {foes|opponents|enemies}.
  11. {Similar|Comparable} {iterations|versions|models} of the {throwing|tossing} axe were {developed|established} {later|later on} in human history: The Franziska, {an especially|a particularly|a specifically} menacing-looking axe was {commonly|typically|frequently} {used|utilized} {in the middle|in the center} ages, while in {North America|The United States And Canada}, Native Americans {made use of|utilized|used} tomahawks, {a special|an unique} {type of|kind of} hatchet.
  13. {Believe|Think} it or not, {throwing|tossing} axes and tomahawks are still {used|utilized} by soldiers to this day!
  15. The origins of competitive and {recreational|leisure} axe throwing
  16. Ok. Enough with the war {stuff|things}.
  18. You're {planning|preparing} {a recreational|a leisure} axe {throwing|tossing} {excursion|trip|expedition|adventure} for {fun|enjoyable}!
  20. Needless to {say|state}, even axe {throwing|tossing} as a sport is {steeped|soaked} in history.
  22. The sport was {invented|created|developed} by the ancient Celts in Europe, and {has|has actually} been popular in nordic {countries|nations} {ever since|since}. It's even been {used|utilized} by the {boy|young boy|kid} scouts!
  24. {Later|Later on}, in the 19th century, forest {workers|employees} and lumberjacks-- who were {often|frequently|typically} {isolated|separated} from the {general|basic} population and at a loss for {fun|enjoyable} activities to pursue in their {free time|spare time|leisure time|downtime}-- would {compete|contend|complete} {amongst|among} each other by {throwing|tossing} their double bit axes at self-made targets.
  26. The {evolution|development|advancement} of this activity in {modern|contemporary|modern-day} times {particularly|especially} took hold in Canada, where the axe-throwing {craze|trend|fad} {started|began} {before|prior to} {arriving|showing up|getting here} in the United States.
  28. Nowadays, axe throwing is for {everyone|everybody}.
  30. Whether you're axe {throwing|tossing} as {a corporate|a business} {team|group} {building|structure} {event|occasion} or {looking for|searching for|trying to find} something {fun|enjoyable} to do on a Friday night with {friends|buddies|pals|good friends}, you'll {be able to|have the ability to} {brag about|extol} your {knowledge|understanding} of the sport's history to your group.
  32. Axe {throwing|tossing} associations
  33. How popular is axe throwing, {exactly|precisely}?
  35. Popular enough that {two|2} {major|significant} associations exist to service the sport and {facilitate|help with|assist in} {competition|competitors} {between|in between} axe {throwing|tossing} clubs.
  37. The World Axe Throwing League (WATL), which boasts {international|worldwide|global} {membership|subscription}, was formed to "{unite|unify|join} indoor {urban|metropolitan|city} axe {throwing|tossing} {facilities|centers} from {around the world|worldwide|around the globe|all over the world} under one {professional|expert} axe {throwing|tossing} association." The League {also|likewise} {seeks|looks for} to standardize {rules|guidelines} and {business|company|service|organisation} practices for the sport at all levels.
  39. The National Axe Throwing Federation (NATF), {has over|has more than} 3000 members {worldwide|around the world} and {also|likewise} {seeks|looks for} to {unify|combine|merge} {competitors|rivals}, promote {safety|security} and standardize {rules|guidelines}.
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