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The throwing star, shaken, or tonki as it is known is not a "deadly" weapon. It is more of disabling or distraction weapon. If the shuriken is thrown upright into the ground, it could possibly stop pursuers. If the shuriken is used as a weapon with the intent of causing the most possible damage, the throat and face should be the prime targets. Also, few poisons could produce instant death in the ninja's time and in our own. A more common poison was regular rust which in the ninja's time would mean certain death by even a scratch.
Sun Tzu Proverb
Sun Tzu is translated as writing “Know yourself, know your enemy; your victory will be certain. Know Heaven, know earth; your victory will be complete.” This can mean many things in life and martial arts, it can be thought of aggressively or with passive resolve. All martial artists must be aware of other styles; a study of other arts is part of the journey to mastery of ones own art.
Different Shuriken Designs
There are many different designs and shapes of Shuriken today. The most popular are the Multiple Point Ninja Stars. There are a lotto choose from, and are still used for target practice and for collecting.
Although they are small, the Shuriken can be very dangerous if used incorrectly. Make sure that any spectators stand away from you while conducting your throwing practice. Shuriken can be very unpredictable, so be careful.