Kate O’Brien is a multi-passionate creative (she’s interested in a whole lot of things and hopes she has a talent for a few). During her long design career, while raising two sons, Kate found she often had an urge to throw something. In 2012, she was introduced to tomahawk throwing. It began on an expedition in the Tetons, improving a few years later with instruction from a national champion. Seizing on the popularity of the sport, Kate formed Texas Hawks. She has been invited to teach at retreats, corporate events and fundraisers. Kate has now coached hundreds, and returns to share this empowering activity at Lucky Star.
Recently, Kate moved full-time to newly renovated Stoneleigh Ranch, the historic 40 ac homestead she shares with boyfriend, Fran Hutchins. When Kate isn’t throwing sharp objects, she designs accessible homes for wounded veterans, leads workshops and manages vacation rentals at Stoneleigh.
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Try your hand at throwing a frontier style “hawk” or a “warrior star”! In small groups, Kate coaches you through proper execution and the use of intention to improve accuracy. Using skills learned from a national champion, Kate has coached hundreds of women, children and even men in this empowering activity. Each session will focus on “hawks”, with a few minutes at the end for experienced students to try “warrior star” throwing. The final session will be for those who want to learn some “trick” throws with the “hawks” or spend more time with the “warrior stars”. You will come away better prepared for your next outdoor adventure or zombie apocalypse.
Class Offered: As an “extra” 30 minute session outside of class time
Level of Difficulty: No experience needed. Suitable for any age or skill level.
Prerequisites: Dress comfortably for conditions and in closed toe footwear.
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Class Fee: $20 ( a portion of proceeds donated to support female military veterans — thepinkberets.org)
How to Pay for Class Fee: Via cash or check in class, PayPal @KateO119, or Venmo @Kate-OBrien-28