The Jay Grip

First we must assume that the card, like the divinatory arrow mentioned earlier, can express four directions. The four corners of the card will now be designated as Northeast, Southeast, Northwest and Southwest.

Place the Northeast corner of the card into the fleshy part of the right index finger tip.

The right second finger is placed under the card about one inch down from the index finger along the Eastern edge of the card. The right thumb is placed over the card in exactly the same position. The thumb and second

THE BASIC JAY TECHNIQUE

The Jay Grip

THE BASIC JAY TECHNIQUE

The Jay Grip, showing hand and arm position

The Jay Grip, showing hand and arm position

Card Throwing Grip

finger have the card pinched between them. If the cards were not present the position of these fingers would be identical to that used in passing the tiniest piece of cigarette to a close friend.

The third and fourth fingers are kept out of the way: this is most easily done by curling them inward to touch the palm. The Eastern edge of the card makes contact with the hand

only where it is grasped by the first two fingers and thumb: the card does not touch the palm of the hand at this time. This is very important. Later, when the wrist is turned inward, the Southeast corner of the card will hit the base of the palm, but it does not do so yet.

You are now ready to learn the Jay throwing technique.

Sit comfortably in a chair.

Grasp card in Jay grip and bend at the elbow.

The From-the-Chair Throwing Technique

Release and follow-through.

Release and follow-through.

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