"Blowgun: The Ultimate Guide" is a complete introduction to one of the world's oldest weapons, which is experiencing a surge in popularity today. It provides detailed explanations and instructions on all aspects of the blowgun's use-from grips and stances, to targets and trajectories, to how to construct your own blowgun. In addition to the detailed text, the book includes colour photographs throughout and comes with an instructional DVD that reviews proper mechanics for improving accuracy and becoming a proficient shot even when aiming at the smaller of targets. While shooting the blowgun may seem effortless, it actually requires not only power, but also intelligence, focus, and good technique. Its unique combination of simplicity of design with complexity of technique have made the blowgun, a tool to some of mankind's earliest people, see a dramatic rise in popularity in the modern world.
The blowgun is gaining popularity both as a more challenging experience for the hunting enthusiast and even more so in archery-style sports competitions, which originated in Japan and have spread worldwide with active organizations promoting the sport and spreading knowledge of the blowgun throughout the West. As Dr. Hironori Higuchi, the Co-Chairman of the International Fukiyado Association- the Japanese organization that oversees sports blowgun competitions worldwide-states in his foreword for the book, 'This must be the textbook of blowgun for beginners and should be read by all blowgun shooters'.
Amante P. Marinas Sr. is the author of nine other books on weapons and martial arts. He holds black belts in shorin-ryu karate and aikido and has been practicing his family's fighting system, Panandata, since he was eight years old. He has authored ten books including The Art of Throwing, Panandata: Its History and Techniques, and Panandata Knife Fighting. Joe Brokenfeather Darrah started throwing knives at the age of five and has gone on to become a master instructor on knife and tomahawk throwing, as well as a highly popular entertainer. In addition to throwing knives he also makes them. Many of his knives are used by other respected figures in the knife throwing community including the author of this book. He has been inducted into the International Knife Throwers Hall of Fame and was once named their National Knife Maker of the Year. He is also a regular, and fierce, competitor in knife throwing competitions.