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10 U.S. gyms where you can try a 'Ninja Warrior' course

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"The locales train future ninja warriors, and often cater to kids, who come for parties and training. But they also welcome drop-in visitors of all ages. "It’s a place for people who watch the show and say ‘I can do that’ to see if they really can," says Grant McCartney, a top competitor who promotes the sport around the world. He shares some favorite gyms."

https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/destinations/10greatplaces/2019/01/11/ninja-warrior-gyms-where-try-popular-obstacle-courses/

Tony Miles Training for American Ninja Warrior to Win Prop Bet with Shaun Deeb

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"In an interview with Sarah Herring of PokerNews last week, Miles confirmed that he had booked a bet with Deeb in which Miles would need to not only advance through a city qualifier and get on American Ninja Warrior, but also advance past the first round of the competition in order to win. While Miles wouldn’t confirm the details of the bet or offer any specifics on the stipulations, Deeb had tweeted about the bet back in September, shining some light on what now appears to be a real wager. According to Deeb’s tweet, Miles is putting up $5,000 on his ability to get on the show and advance at least one round at some point in the next three years. If Miles can do it with in a year, he’ll win at 25/1 odds, taking home $125,000. If he can do it in the second year, the odds drop to 20/1 ($100,000), while doing it in the third year would pay 15/1 ($75,000). If he still hasn’t done it by the end of year three, Deeb will collect his $5,000."

https://www.cardschat.com/news/tony-miles-training-for-american-ninja-warrior-to-win-prop-bet-74955

15 Gifts For Kids Who Are Obsessed With Sports

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"This American Ninja Warrior competition course kit contains two hop sacks, agility rings, competition jump ropes, birch wood bear crawl posts, and a giant ball of twine. Which basically means endless backyard (or basement) entertainment for your kids to jump, swing, and climb as they train to be the next American Ninja Warrior."

https://www.scarymommy.com/gifts-sports-obsessed-kid/

Why Ninja Warrior is the sport America needs

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Talk about a level playing field. In what other sport can you watch a doctor compete alongside a stay-at-home mother? A professional rock climber battle it on the same unforgiving course as a weatherman, a teacher, a soldier? A 19-year-old is as welcome as a 70-year-old. A former Olympian or pro-football player has as much chance as an amputee. It is a sport that welcomes the huddled masses and tempest-tossed of all backgrounds, asking only that you leave it all out on the course.

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/jul/11/why-ninja-warrior-is-the-sport-america-needs

I tried to become an American Ninja Warrior in just one month

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But let's back up. A month before these visions, I met Drew Drechsel, an elite ninja trainer, to prep for a qualifying run on American Ninja Warrior, which launched its 10th season on May 30 on NBC (8 p.m. ET/PT). The show reaches 7 million viewers a week. It has two hosts, a sideline commentator, and 27 cameras. The season begins with six-obstacle qualifying runs in six cities nationally, and ninja wannabes relentlessly train for these events in specialized gyms and obstacle-laden backyards. So yes, it's a pretty big deal.

https://www.menshealth.com/fitness/a20888399/american-ninja-warrior-training/

'American Ninja Warrior' Season 10 first look reveals the secret to its inspirational success

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"American Ninja Warrior is so much bigger than just a TV show. This phenomenon gives hope to people. It gave hope to me," competing ninja Najee Richardson says in the video. Adds fellow ninja Jessica Clayton of the show's significance: "It is an opportunity I would have never imagined that I would have, an opportunity to show my kids how to live life and not to give up." "Even if you've had chemo, a bad car accident or something really traumatic happens to you, that you can get back to the gym and achieve your dreams," says ninja Favia Dubyk, who went from not being able to walk to being able to ace the course.

https://www.etonline.com/american-ninja-warrior-season-10-first-look-reveals-the-secret-to-its-inspirational-success-102896

Quick Q&A With Brian Richardson Of American Ninja Warrior

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IM: What can we expect to see in terms of the obstacles? BR: Every year we come up with a lot of new ones. One thing’s for sure: The Ninja athletes are so good that if we put them on the course last year, they’ve got it figured out for this year. So we always have to keep reinventing and tweaking and making things a little bit more difficult. So every year a third of the obstacles we introduce are brand new. They’re going to be several new ones on the course in Indianapolis, and we’ve done something really big with our warped wall this year that people are going to be excited to see.

https://www.indianapolismonthly.com/arts-culture/ninja-warrior/

Akbar Gbajabiamila on preparing to run the 'American Ninja Warrior' course for first time

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"Then I start to reason and go through this denial stuff, which I didn’t know at the time," Gbajabiamila said. "I thought it was reasoning, but it was actually denial. I think what I was in denial about was feeling insecure. I didn’t want to embarrass myself. I didn’t want to take away the legitimacy of my commentary." These feelings didn’t stop him from signing up, inspired by visiting a neighborhood school to pass out food to kids as part of a Red Nose Day initiative last year. The Los Angeles native had no idea the school was located near where he grew up in Crenshaw.

https://www.tvinsider.com/680127/akbar-gbajabiamila-interview-running-american-ninja-warrior-course/

Inside the new 'American Ninja Warrior' spin-off -- 'Ninja vs. Ninja'

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"All the disciplines that make up a ninja warrior athlete will be on full display," show co-host and former NFL player Akbar Gbajabiamila says. "It is no holds barred." For athletes such as Martin, who are placed in an elite category, there is just a bit of added pressure. She is one of the few women to have ever finished a qualifying course in "ANW" history, and the only one to have ever done so in her rookie season. Martin is aware that people see running against her as a tougher challenge, but she isn't infallible. "Everybody is capable of messing up," Martin says. "Just because I've done well doesn't mean no one can beat me."

http://www.espn.com/espnw/culture/article/22612428/inside-new-american-ninja-warrior-spin-ninja-vs-ninja

Meet Kyle Schulze, the Deaf Ninja on the show ‘American Ninja Warrior’

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Kyle Schulze is constantly overcoming obstacles. Literally, as he is an obstacle athlete, best known on the show NBC show America Ninja Warrior. He is also deaf and goes by the nickname ‘Deaf Ninja’. Schulze started his obstacle training at age 22. His first race was a mud race, where he discovered the love for the sport. From then on he started competing in more races and began rock climbing, which plays a vital role in his training. His hard work paid off when he made it to "American Ninja Warrior."

https://www.hearinglikeme.com/meet-kyle-schulze-the-deaf-ninja-on-show-american-ninja-warrior/