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Yes people, he got all of his info right as this is how you are in fact supposed to throw shuriken, but as it seems he took all of it from books written by a close family friend (check the picture attributions) I can't exactly say I enjoyed seeing this. Also, @mikayf: He was talking about a type of shuriken that is more dart than knife (heavy tip if you actually LOOK at the picture), so I would imagine the method he described would work for that. One last thing that the author of this page and everyone in general should know if that MOST SHURIKEN ARE NOT DESIGNED TO KILL PEOPLE. They were used for distractions, causing wounds with possible poisoning, starting fires etc. If you have ever held one of the four-sided shuriken from the article (used by the Togakure Ryu), you would notice that there are no sharp edges on them, only a sharp tip. His crap about throwing one to save your life is useless, since all you would do is make some nice small holes in the person attacking you before they got close enough to hit you. Some could kill, but do you honestly expect to get good enough with any throwing weapon you just read about to accurately hit someone where it could kill them? Go check out some of Stephen K. Hayes' books or a book by Dr. Masaaki Hatsumi (head of Togakure Ryu of ninjutsu) if you want to actually learn anything.
I'm not sure this guy has ever thrown a knife, let alone shuriken. That nonsens about somehow throwing a knife so that it does not turn - does not happen. You can do so with MINIMAL turning, thanks to a Russian technique (wave throwing, I think), but no turn would require fins or some sort of shot-put motion: Useless. So, next time you find yourself diving over a pool table throwing a shuriken at someone and you wonder (as his buddies hold you so he can hit you) why you missed, and why the woman you hit didn't even get cut through her shirt just remember that neither you nor this author ever really knew how to use shuriken.