Jonathan Howcroft was born and raised in downtown Toronto. Throughout his life, Jonathan always had a keen interest in physical activities that promoted muscle memory, technique and accuracy. When he first tried knife throwing and realized the satisfaction of connecting blade to target and the skill involved, he was immediately hooked. Since then he has worked tirelessly to promote the sport and encourage people to get involved in this satisfying and ancient pastime.
Jonathan Howcroft is the Founder and Chief Instructor of the TKTO. He competes in the Professional division in Regional, National and World Competition levels. He holds the rank of Master Knife Thrower and Master Weapons Instructor.
Aside from conventional throwing, Jonathan also enjoys refining his quick draw skills and ‘gun slinging’ spinner techniques.
Jonathan Howcroft is a Provincial Representative for the International Knife Throwers Hall of Fame (IKTHOF) and as such, is one of few individuals qualified to submit scores for official rankings.
2015 IKTHOF World Knife Throwing Championships – 2nd Place, Quick Draw
2016 IKTHOF Canadian National Championships – 3rd Place, No Spin
2017 IKTHOF World Championships – 2nd Place, Long Distance Tomahawk & Team Champion for Highest Overall Score within the TKTO.