When the Ninjas aren’t taking on the American Ninja Warrior obstacles, they’re not exactly sitting around idle. Many of the fan-favorite competitors take part in local competitions, such as those organized by the Ultimate Ninja Athlete Association.
The UNAA hosts qualifying and regional competitions all around the country, and now, the world. It all builds towards the looming UNAA World Championship Finals.
Over 2000 Ninjas have attended qualifiers held by 75 gyms (eight outside of the US) this season. The top Ninjas are now heading to the Championship Finals taking place July 19-21.
American Ninja Warriors Adam Rayl and Jesse Labreck will return to defend the UNAA Championship titles they snagged last year. But many top Ninjas will be gunning to take those spots. Over $50,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded to the champions.
Want to watch the action yourself? The Ultimate Ninja Athlete Association World Championship Finals will take place July 19-21 at La Cueva High School Gymnasium in Albuquerque, NM. Spectator passes range between $10-$20.
You can learn more about purchasing tickets here:
Past UNAA competitions had featured Ninjas like:
Of course, mixed in with those well-known competitors are the talented new faces who haven’t debuted on the show just yet. Attending competitions like this is a great way to get a leg up on spotting new Ninja talent!