‘Little’ John Taylor

I started throwing seriously in 2005. I suppose I have always been interested in throwing things but didn’t really know how to.

Finding the Great Throwzini‘s internet site pointed me in the right direction.

After some months of throwing on my own I wanted to learn from others so I found the International Knife Throwers’ Hall of Fame (IKTHOF ), based in Austin, Texas, on the internet. They had a tournament in October 2006 so I went to learn.

In 2007 I played the part of a Turkish knife thrower in Yorkshire Television’s “Heartbeat”.

In 2008 I was the technical advisor and knife throwing expert for the History Channel production of Ancient Discoveries ” Record Breakers ” The Shongo, the African Throwing Knife.

Also in 2008 I taught  Lenny Henry to throw knives for his part in the West End Production of Othello.

In 2012 I became involved with the National Scouts Association, Introducing them to safe tomahawk throwing. Since then lots of Scout leaders have taken up the sport under my instruction. This is one of my top achievements as I know lots of other people are now taking up and enjoying the safe sport of throwing.

Knife Throwing Resume

2006 IKTHOF World Championships, Austin, Texas
Inducted into the IKTHOF for International Achievement | 6th Place Int Knife | Certified as Thrown Weapons Instructor by IKTHOF

2007 IKTHOF NE United States Regional Tournament, Port Republic, New Jersey
3rd Place Int Knife | 2nd place Int Tomahawk

2007 IKTHOF World Championships, Austin, Texas (incorporating Frontiersman Events at the Alamo, San Antonio, TX)
Inducted into IKTHOF Hall of Fame for my part in the idea of the Frontiersmans throw at The Alamo, Texas | 1st Place Int Knife | 5th Place Int Tomahawk | 17th Place Invitational Frontiersman throw, The Alamo, Texas

2008 IKTHOF NE United States Regional Tournament, Port Republic, New Jersey
3rd place Expert Tomahawk

2008 IKTHOF World Championships, Austin, Texas (incorporating Frontiersman Events at the Alamo, San Antonio, TX)
Inducted into IKTHOF Hall of Fame for International Achievement and Promotion of Knife throwing | 2nd Place Frontiersman throw, The Alamo, Texas | 6th Place Expert Knife | 5th Place Int Tomahawk

2009 Eurothrowers Big Meet, Villeflambeau, France
1st Place 7m Axe

2009 IKTHOF World Championships, Austin, Texas
Attained Expert class Knife | 5th Place Expert Knife | 3rd Place Expert Tomahawk | 1st Place Speed throw (17 knives stuck in 20 seconds) | 2nd Place Frontiersman throw, The Alamo, Texas

2010 IKTHOF NE United States Regional Tournament, Port Republic, New Jersey

2010 IKTHOF World Championships, Austin, Texas

2010 Organised the first KATTA competition at Pontefract

2011 Italian Invitational Tournament, Arte Terme, Italy
Overall Winner

2011  Organised 2nd UK KATTA Tournament

2011 Eurothrowers Big Meet, Herrischried, Germany
2nd Place 5m Knife

2012 Organised 3rd UK KATTA Tournament

2012 Eurothrowers Big Meet, Forni Avoltri, Italy

2013 Organised 4th UK KATTA Tournament

2013 Eurothrowers Big Meet, Nivnice, Czech Republic

2014 Organised 5th UK KATTA Tournament

2014 Eurothrowers World Championships, Callac

2015 Organised 6th UK KATTA Tournament

2015 Eurothrowers World Championships, Huthwaite, UK
This was a very special event because it was the first World Championship event held in and organised by the UK. Very hard work but something Richard and I had been working towards since the beginning of Knife Club. Qualified for World Championship Axe and Knife and Team GB came 3rd overall!

2016 2nd UK KATTA Spring Fling, Huthwaite, UK
1st Place 7m Knife | 1st Place 7m Hawk | 1st Place 5m Knife | 1st Place Long Distance Hawk

2016 Eurothrowers World Championships, Maniago, Italy

2016 Organised 7th UK KATTA Tournament

2016 Swiss Invitational, San Moritz, Switzerland
2nd Place Overall

2017 Brokenfeather’s Palooza Tournament, Philadelphia, USA
10th Place Knives | 2nd Place Hawks

2017 1st UK National Tournament, Huthwaite, UK
The first ever true UK National championship for knife and tomahawk throwing. This was held at Woodend target Sports, Huthwaite, Notts, by the kind permission of Daniel Mosley. 54 of us joined together for the weekend and celebrated our love of throwing.

2017 Eurothrowers European Championships, Alsómocsolád, Hungary
3rd Place 7m Knife | Top Ten Qualifier

2018 Open de Normandie, Ouistreham, France
1st Place Long Distance Knife | 2nd Place 7m Knife | 3rd Place Walkback Axe | 3rd Place Long Distance Axe

2018 KATTA UK Double Bit Axe Tournament, Huthwaite, UK
3rd Place Silhouette (Axe) | 2nd Place Mountain Man

2018 KATTA UK National Tournament, Huthwaite, UK
3rd Place 4m Axe | 3rd Place 5m Axe | 3rd Place Overall Axe | 3rd Place Overall Combined Knife and Axe | 2nd Place Long Distance Axe | 3rd Place Speed Throw

2018 Eurothrowers World Championships, Rýmařov, Czech Republic

2018 Essex Backyard Throwers (KATTA) Tournament, UK
3rd Place 4m Axe | 2nd Place Speed Throw