By Josh Mitchell
Corinth Today News Editor
A unique business that allows people to throw axes at wooden targets will soon open in Corinth.
Civil Axe Throwing will be located in downtown Corinth on Fillmore Street.
The family-owned business has four other locations — Huntsville, Ala, Birmingham, Ala., Chattanooga, Tenn. and Memphis.
“We provide an ax-throwing experience,” said Jorge Lima, who owns the business with his wife, Erin. “Our goal is for everybody to have fun and have a very positive and unique experience.”
The Corinth location will have four lanes for ax throwing, and each lane will have two targets. Each lane can hold eight people who will throw axes and hatchets at wooden targets.
Lima said it is a very safe activity and hopes it can be open in a few weeks.
“It’s extremely safe,” he said. “We follow the National Ax Throwing Federation regulations.”
Coaches are assigned to help participants.
“Our coaches teach you how to safely and properly throw our axes and hatchets,” Lima added.
People can take part in games and challenges, and there are even tournaments and leagues.
“We’re about to do another set of tournaments in a couple months,” Lima said. “Hopefully, we can get that momentum in Corinth and get that rolling, too.”
He noted that people want to have the bragging rights of being the best ax thrower in the group.
The ax-throwing facility works great for all kinds of functions, including birthday parties, bachelor/bachelorette parties, church activities, anniversaries and dates, he said.
The axes are thrown a distance of about 12 to 14 feet.
The experience of throwing an ax has been called “primitively euphoric,” he said. Civil Axe Throwing is excited to locate in Corinth, he added.
“We just thought the city was cool,” Lima said. “We thought downtown was fun.”
He also described ax throwing as a mixture of darts and bowling.
“It’s been very popular,” Lima said. “It’s a growing sport. We were excited to introduce that in Corinth.”
Eventually refreshments may be offered at the Corinth location. But in the meantime people will be able to bring in their own food and refreshments for parties.