The satisfying thud of an axe sinking into wood is hard to match, but it’s also not an easy skill to practice. A Calgary company is offering a place to learn, and a league to compete in if you find it’s a passion like they do.

Founded in 2006 by CEO Matt Wilson, what was inspired by a camping trip and expanded to humble backyard beginnings, has grown into the Baxyard Axe Throwing League, or BATL for short.

In case you're wondering, this isn't just about big burly men in flannel throwing axes around (although they're certainly welcome), this is a mix of male and female, young and old being good to each other and coming together to build a community.