This will help keep you from flipping your hand. Throw the tomahawk like you would throw a stick or a ball. If the handle strikes the target first, move back 1/2 step; if the top of the tomahawk hits the target, move forward 1/2 step. Keep adjusting yourself until the tomahawk blade sticks in the target with the handle straight down. It won't be long before you are sticking the blade almost every time. Don't worry about accuracy in the beginning. When you see that you are sticking the blade consistently then staple a playing card on the target and aim for it. Or, you can paint rings on the target in black and white or red and white. Keep your eye on the card till you start cutting it. Practice makes perfect.
When throwing your tomahawk, it should make one complete turn and then stick. This is the throw that is used in all competitions.
Upside Down Throw
Another throw that is a lot of fun is the upside down throw. This throw leaves the tomahawk with the handle up instead of down. Pace from the front of your target—heel to toe—20 steps and mark the spot like you did before in the first throw. Place your foot on the mark, like before. Turn your tomahawk backwards with the blade facing the rear and throw fairly hard. With a little practice you will be sticking it consistently.
Then there is the long throw. In this throw, the tomahawk will turn 2 times. Measure 27 steps—heel to toe—and mark the spot. With the blade forward and your feet in proper position, throw as hard as you can. Remember a good tomahawk weight is 1 to 1 1/2 lbs., so you have to throw hard to get the tomahawk to reach the target. Adjust your throw, moving forward or back, the same way as the short throw, until you are consistently sticking the blade.
When setting up your range, remember there will be a lot of misses, so make sure the background is safe. A tomahawk is a lot of fun, but you have to be careful. A tomahawk is not a toy, it is a weapon.
Tomahawk throwing is an enjoyable, addictive sport and a good source of exercise.