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How do you define the word ‘Ninja’?

It means different things to different people.

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American Ninja Warrior veteran Karsten Williams shared an image on Instagram that got us thinking. It’s a dictionary-style definition of the word “Ninja.”

Karsten shared that several competitors helped him come up with a definition of the word “Ninja.” They defined it as:

To combine agility, speed, strength, momentum, precision and balance in order to navigate and overcome obstacles in various environments through jumping, swinging, climbing, balancing, and running.

It’s a great definition, but it left us wondering if other people define “Ninja” in different ways. Like on the show itself, there are many ways to become a Ninja and no single way to describe one. A Ninja can be a chiseled athlete, a child with a goal, or a grandparent with determination. A Ninja can complete every obstacle in front of them, or hit the water on their first step. It can be a mindset or a state of being.

And for those of you who looove to point this out, maybe your definition of a Ninja is a silent, stealthy mercenary that has nothing to do with the show.

How do YOU define the word “Ninja”? Jump down to the comments and let us know!