Is Axe Throwing Fun?

An opinion piece.

Yes. It is.
In theory, you could stop reading now, and book a group here at Total Axe.

But, if you don’t trust me (which is honestly pretty offensive considering I’ve never lied to you), and you’re still wondering “is axe throwing fun?” below is some evidence to support my claim.

Learn a new skill!

Learning a new skill is one of the most satisfying feelings, in my opinion. After a quick safety lesson with the coach that is assigned to your group, everyone will learn how to throw an axe. Since everyone’s bodies work a little bit differently, the coach will give everyone individual attention to get their throws into working condition. The sense of accomplishment you get upon hitting your first bullseye is unmatched. So, when your coach is giving you advice, make sure you listen!

All of your friends and family will be there!

Total Axe is proud to be a 13+ (with a guardian present) venue. This means that the whole family, and all the kid’s friends can come on in and learn how to safely throw axes. Learning a new skill is undoubtedly a good experience, but getting to share that experience with your friends and family, who you intrinsically trust (unlike me, who has done nothing wrong but can’t seem to get you to believe me), is like nothing else. Getting to look around and see everyone laughing and smiling as you do this new thing is exactly what “having fun” is all about.

Friendly competition!

After you learn how to throw, the matches begin. Match after match, until one of you is the ultimate champion of your group. If your group is all about the competition, that’s great! Or, if they just want to mess around and have fun, that’s awesome, too. Either way, there will be plenty of trash talk (gentle teasing), high stakes betting (loser cooks dinner), people showing their true colors (happy for you no matter what), and brawls in the street (brawls in the street). You’ll be surprised to see who might win! Sometimes it’s who you’d expect, and other times Aunt Delores really shows everyone whose boss.

Make new friends!

If you didn’t know, Total Axe has leagues! You’ll compete individually, but feel free to sign up with a few friends. If you end up joining our tight-knit community, you get to add a bunch of people to your social circle, hang out with them every week, and throw for a discounted price! Nothing seems better than that. Plus, if you get really into it, you’ll get to travel across the country (and even internationally) for major cash prize tournaments, where even more friends await. All fresh faces for you to either trust or not trust. It’s your call. Honestly, it doesn’t even bother me if you don’t trust me. You read this far so you must care about what I have to say just a little bit. I’m fine.

Is axe throwing fun?

So, again: Is axe throwing fun? Yes! It’s a great way to bond with your friends, and make new ones. Learn a new skill and get to compete with it. Still don’t trust me? I guess the only thing left then is for you to come on in, order a pizza, and get throwing!

is axe throwing fun?

A Night Out? You Deserve It!

Hey… It’s me, Representative from Total Axe Throwing in the Metro-Detroit Area. I just wanted to stop by and say that I noticed how long of a week you’ve been having. It isn’t easy, I’ll be the first to admit it. There’s so much to do! Go to work, do laundry, grocery shop, pick your kids up from soccer practice but then remember that they’re actually at karate tonight so you have to turn around and drive in the opposite direction only to find out that their “father” was already there to pick them up but he didn’t communicate that to you which is a whole separate issue but aggravating nonetheless. Like I said, long week. You deserve a night out.

Let Total Axe help! Whichever way you like to relax at the end of a hectic week, we’re here for you.

Stress Relief

Everyone needs a way to get all that pent up anger and frustration out. After a long week, all that stress can manifest physically. Some people box, and others throw rocks at geese. We here at Total Axe don’t recommend either of those things. Instead, why don’t you chuck some axes at wooden targets? That way no one gets hurt, and we don’t have to call animal control. There’s something so satisfying about getting to launch a piece of steel into a target, and having it stick. We’ll be the first to tell you that it doesn’t take a lot of strength to stick the axe, but it sure does feel good when you do.


Or maybe you’re the type who unwinds best by hanging out with your closest friends. Well, we can help with that, too! Bring as many friends as you want, and have a night out. Order some pizza, have a little bit of friendly competition, and enjoy yourselves to the fullest. You’ll get to enjoy each other’s company all while doing something fun, new, and exciting! Just don’t invite Stacy. God knows she’ll ruin the whole thing by trying to steal someone’s husband, again.

A Whole New World

What better to forget about the problems of your week than to do something that has literally nothing to do with the aforementioned problems? Luckily for you, when you walk in the doors of Total Axe Throwing, all you have to worry about is bullseyes. We promise* that once you’re inside, you won’t have to worry about your quarterly budget analysis, your student loans, or if Mark and Stacy are happy together.

Join us for a night out!

It’s really easy to use the same few stress relief techniques to relax after a long week. We encourage you to do what you have to do to stay on top of your mental health. But if you’re looking for something new to relax with, stop on in. Also, we only kind of mentioned it earlier, but please do not throw rocks at geese. Throw axes at targets instead.

A Night Out at Total Axe

*We can’t actually make that promise. We don’t have control of your brain like that. We just hope that you won’t have to worry about all that stuff.

Total Axe Reviews

There’s an infinite amount of things you could do in the Metro Detroit area. You could drive go-karts, or go to a museum, or try to escape from a room, or even get 6 friends to pedal a moving bar about Detroit, dodging traffic and getting drunk. The possibilities are endless. So we figured we’d make it a little bit easier for you. We’ve compiled a list of our favorite Total Axe reviews to let you know that the question of “what should we do tonight?” is actually an easy one to answer.


“Tried axe throwing and throwing stars for the first time! Amanda was an amazing instructor and the experience definitely makes me want to come back for more!” –Aysia G, 5 Stars, Google Reviews

We hope to have you back, Aysia! We’re proud to offer a variety of throwing options, including axes, throwing stars, throwing cards, and tactical shovels!

Bachelor Party

“Never thought of going axe throwing until I had to plan my brothers “straight-edge” bachelor party back in May. Since then, I have been more than 5 times with each time bringing friends who have never thrown axes before who now can’t get enough. What really makes it a thrill to come back to over and over again is their staff. From the owner, down to the coaches and safety members, they truly make it a welcoming and fun place to throw axes.” –Matthew S, 5 Stars, Google Reviews

Thanks for celebrating with us, Matthew! We’re glad we could supply a fun time for your brother’s bachelor party. We hope the wedding was a success (because if it was, we will take credit for it)! If you know anyone looking, we also do bachelorette parties!


“I threw in the Last Days of Summer tournament and it may have been the best I’ve ever done! Great amenities, smooth coaching, quick and fun games, and all around great people to throw with! One of the best nights I have ever had for sure!” –Corben D, 5 Stars, Google Reviews

Great throwing, Corben! Congrats on going home a champion. Please give us a shout out if you ever get to throw axes on the Steve Harvey Show.


“It was a really fun experience! We enjoyed every minute of it. Our coach was funny and very informative, I forgot her name (I’m really bad with names)!” –Jasmine S, 5 Stars, Google Reviews

It’s okay that you forgot your coach’s name, she’s not offended. If you need a refresher course on her name, just stop by!


“AWESOME FIRST TIME AXE THROWING EXPERIENCE! Myself and a group of friends went to Total Axe for something new and fun to try together. Our instructor Brad was very funny, comforting, and made our experience one to remember. Being that it was our first time Brad showed us all that we needed to know to be safe and have fun at the same time! The pricing was great, and I even found a promo code online that took 20% off our entire bill! I definitely recommend Total Axe to anyone interested in trying something new. My friends and I can’t wait to go back!” –Ryann C, 5 Stars, Google Reviews

RYANN WE APPRECIATE YOUR ENTHUSIASM but we will need you to relax on telling everyone there’s promo codes. We have to make money somehow!

We hope that seeing a few Total Axe Reviews was helpful in planning your trip, your night out, or your family gathering. We’ll see you soon!

Total Axe Reviews

Have Your Bachelorette Party at Total Axe Throwing

Planning a Bachelorette Party?

We can help! We run the gamut when it comes to events being held here—corporate events, birthday parties, holiday parties, the whole nine yards. So, a bachelorette party is right up our alley. So, what exactly does planning your bachelorette party at Total Axe get you?

What do you get?

After everyone gets checked in, we’ll waste no time in getting the event started. First, one of our professional coaches will give everyone a brief safety speech. Next, that same coach will teach everyone how to throw, giving you one-on-one instruction if necessary. Finally, your coach will run an entire tournament for your party, which is where the fun really starts. You and the girls will get to compete for the championship, and prove to each other who the best axe thrower is. By the end of your event, someone will be named champion, and gets to brag about their new crown for the rest of the weekend.

Why axe throwing though?

Well, as time goes on bachelorette parties become tougher and tougher to make unique. Destination getaways are expensive and hard to plan. Spa days are nice but they’ve been done before. And bar crawls have the chance to end with vomit on your new shoes—and we don’t want that. Instead, axe throwing offers something unique. This bachelorette party will stand out from the rest, securing your spot as best Maid of Honor/bridesmaid ever. Here, you’ll get to do something different, exciting, and most importantly, picture worthy. Or maybe there not being vomit on your shoes is the most important. It’s up in the air.

Still not convinced?

Not to mention, axe throwing is empowering. There’s something about tossing a chunk of steel and getting it to cut through a piece of wood that just feels good. The energy that you feel when you get your first, tenth, or hundredth axe to stick in the board is like none other. You can throw axes, throwing stars, and even a tactical shovel into a target, and experience the once-in-a-lifetime feeling of being an assassin. With axe throwing getting you feeling strong, energized, and powerful, it’ll be the perfect thing to send you into the rest of your bachelorette weekend.

Did we forget to mention?

It’s some good, wholesome fun. This is the type of bachelorette party that mom could come to and it not get too awkward. Put some decorations around your arena, bring some sashes and a crown, some food and soft drinks (no alcohol is allowed), and have the perfect bachelorette party. When the bride-to-be thinks back on getting married, it’ll be the axe throwing that she remembers. Not the ceremony. Or the flowers. Or the best man speech that was borderline inappropriate. But the axe throwing. Probably.

One Year Anniversary of Total Axe Throwing

We’ve Made it to Our One Year Anniversary All Thanks to You!

From the bottom of our heart, thank you. We cannot even begin to explain how wild the first year of Total Axe has been. But we owe a successful first year to the community. Anyone who has come for walk-ins, a group event, been in a league (and especially anyone who has been in multiple leagues), and anyone who has come for a tournament—we owe it all to you. There have been some ups and some downs, but that’s expected. The good thing is that the ups significantly outweigh the downs. It’s all worth it. We’re going to keep being us, innovating when we can, and being a staple of the axe throwing and Metro Detroit communities for a long time to come.

As a token of our gratitude,

we’ll be offering free throwing on the evening of November 21st (our actual one-year anniversary) to celebrate. Stop on in to get some free throws. Whether you’re practicing for league, trying it out for the first time, or getting back into the swing of things, we’ll be happy to have you. If you’re in the wonderful community we’ve built, bring a friend and stop by! Now might be a great chance to get a friend hooked. Or to finally introduce that special someone to your hobby.

Onward and Upward

We hope that through Total Axe, you’ve made some memories, made some friends, and had some fun. We expect to keep supplying you with those things for the long, foreseeable future. Since our inception a year ago, we’ve been focused on growing as a staple of the axe throwing world and growing as our own individual axe throwing community. That’s not going to change. We have every intention to keep pushing our throwers and the sport further with each new event, season, or ridiculous idea. The first Marathon Man League is in the books, and we’re already thinking about the next. We’ll keep hosting tournaments and events if people keep asking for them.


Thanks again. Your continued support doesn’t go unnoticed. Until next time!

Total Axe Throwing celebrates one year anniversary