Blade Aces is a professional organization with one mission in mind: To design, create and build the most professional, standardized, and fun precision action sports organization in the world. Designed by professional competitors for professional competitors, the Blade Aces organization is a non-political, commercial entity that does not shy away from committing to competition from all over the world.
Founded and operated by Dr. T.J. and Melody Cuenca in Las Vegas, Nevada, the Blade Aces organization works tirelessly to find sponsors, advertisers, and supporters for the precision projectile sports like knife & ax throwing, archery, atlatl, long rifle, pistols and more. Through these sponsors and supporters, we can grow the sport into a high adrenaline, exciting event in the eyes of the general public.
- Knife throwing (Spin & No Spin)
- Ax/Tomahawk throwing (Tomahawk & Small Axe)
- Large ax (Single and Double Bit)
- Archery (Long Bow and Compound)
- Atlatl (Traditional and Modern)
- Throwing stars (Small and Large)
- Spear (Lance and Javelin)
- Boomerang (Hunting boomerang and Throwing Stick)
- Blowdarts (Short and Long Blow gun)
- Sling (Ancient and Modern)
- Rifle (Air and Gunpowder)
- Pistol (Air and Gunpowder)
These are the 12 precision action sports that will be incorporated in the Ultimate Blade Aces Championships. We will be joining major sporting associations that support these weapon sports and adapt their rules and regulations in order to maintain a uniform system of rules for all competitors. Our mission is to create a venue and competition to test the world’s best precision action sports competitors.
Blade Aces HQ is at the Superhero Foundry in Las Vegas, NV at 3155 W. Post Rd. and Dean Martin Blvd. Just 5 minutes from the world-famous Las Vegas Strip and 7 minutes from McCarren International Airport, it was also the venue for two USA Nationals Knife & Tomahawk Championships under the International Knife Throwers Hall of Fame and the Official Blade Aces Championships every April. With bleacher seating for up to 80 people and two five-lane competition areas for simultaneous Professional and Amateur competitions, the Blade Aces HQ is the premier location for professional knife & axe throwing. Climate controlled, nineteen-foot ceilings, flat-surfaces, accurate lines, accurate heights and electronic scoring are just some of the advantages of the Superhero Foundry location. No bugs. No wind. No rain and no blinding sunlight. Blade Aces HQ is the most professional, accessible and comfortable knife and axe throwing venue in the world.
Leadership Council for BABAA (Blade Aces Bad Asses Alliance)
CEO: Melody Joy Cuenca – 12 – time US, European and World Knife Throwing Champion
COO: Dr. T.J. Cuenca – Weaponsmaster and Filipino Martial Arts Master Instructor
Director of Operations: Christopher Miller – US, European and World Champion, US Marine Corps Veteran
Director of Logistics: Sarah Miller – Texas State Women’s Mountainman Champion
Director of Technology: Ron Thomas – Weapons Instructor, US Marine Corps Veteran
Chairman for Board of Advisors: Matthew O’Callaghan – Sculptor, Knife Maker
The Blade Aces Leadership Council is composed of professional knife throwers and organizers dedicated to the practice of Precision Action Sports. Membership in the leadership team is by appointment only and is limited to
five six (11/2019) full-time members. Advisors must be available for impromptu and scheduled meetings through social media, email, telephone or in person. All motions that require decisions must be approved within a 72 hour period. Any advisor who abstains from voting may do so only 3 times in a calendar year.
Founders (Melody Joy and TJ Cuenca) will also vote on motions. Only the CEO (Melody Joy Cuenca) has a voting weight of two in case of ties. The founders’ positions are irreplaceable. Because Blade Aces is a commercial entity, the founders can also override any motion they deem contrary to the mission statement or detrimental to the goals of the organization.
Blade Aces is a for-profit, non-political, commercial entity. All rules and regulations are subject to periodic reviews. All rules changes will be posted no later than 60 days from any competition. Any rules passed after the 60-day deadline will apply to the following event, not the upcoming event. Only comments and suggestions by current and active Blade Aces members will be considered.