Do try to get practice as often as possible! Twice a week would be perfect, but you will learn it even if you don`t have that much time to spare.
To be in good shape for throwing, try to do 20-40 pushups every evening. In the beginning, your fingers will most likely be too weak, so try to get exercise with finger weights or springs until you feel that the knives leave the hand when you want them to.
Keep the training sessions short at first. After 15 minutes, your arms will get tired, and you loose your concentration. You will get very few sticks, and perhaps even adopt a bad throwing style!
Accuracy: Do not aim at a whole area, but a one specific point, e.g. an irregularity in the grain of the wood. Most likely you will notice that your knives do not stick in the target point, but in a specific direction beside it. Now it is easy, just move the point you are aiming at in your mind.
For the target point, you have some possibilities: really paint it on the wood, use playing cards or pieces of fabric. You can also make rings to throw into. Make sure to sprawl the little targets all over the target board, it will thank you by lasting longer, and you have more diversity for your practice throws. But leave an empty margin around your marks so that not too many knives miss the board.
* A short look at the physics of adjusting the distance: If the throwing knife strikes the target vertically (handle pointing straight to the ground / the sky), it is off by a rotation of 90°. So we need to correct accordingly: With 2m per one full 360° rotation, the required delta in throwing distance is calculated at 200cm ∙ 90° / 360° = 50cm. Which means you have to go back or forth about two lengths of your foot to get the right distance to the target.
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