Get out of the hot, stifling office, and get out some frustrations with a toss of an axe.

“Practice really makes perfect in axe throwing,” says axe enthusiast and owner of Maxemus Axe Throwing, Matthew Moore.

His company is Markham’s premier axe throwing facility. It indulges in competition, while satisfying the natural warrior spirit.

Fully trained “warrior” coaches including Moore lead a two-hour battle against family, friends, and co-workers.

“The atmosphere and competitions will immerse participants into a warrior character, while having fun in a safe environment,” said Moore. The purpose is to have people drop their phones, the stresses in their life and enjoy a social, fun and active lifestyle through axe throwing.

Axe throwing is a sport in which the competitor throws an axe at a target, attempting to hit the bull’s eye as near as possible.

There are commercial locations in Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom where participants can compete, similar to dart throwing, as well as opportunities at festivals and some theme parks.

The rules are a target is thirty-six inches wide, consisting of five rings that are each four inches wide. The outside ring is worth one point, the next one in is worth two, then three, then four and finally the bull’s eye is worth five points. The axe is scored for the value of the outermost rings that it is touching. Each player gets five throws in a game for a maximum score of 25.

Visit www.maxemusaxethrowing.com to find out how to get started throwing axes– and not be penalized for it.

Photo: Owners Bailey and Matthew Moore battle it out to show who is the real boss.