This artist is giving Ninjas the superhero treatment

The Art of Ninjas/Instagram Juan Carlos Espinosa’s images of American Ninja Warriors are magical. We all know American Ninja Warriors have superhero-like abilities. Now one fan is creating art that does them justice. We’ve talked about Juan Carlos Espinosa and his The Art of Ninjas Instagram account before, but it’s worth another look at his creations. Juan Carlos is a graphic designer and dad living in Bogota, Colombia with his wife and young son. He’s watched American Ninja Warrior since season one and was inspired to use his skills to create fan art for the show. The results are pretty […]

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Ninja Warriors, what are your go-to recipes?

Elliott Jolivette is looking to put together a Ninja Warrior cookbook. Ninjas gotta eat. They need fuel for all the training that leads to all the jaw-dropping runs on American Ninja Warrior. Nutrition is a very common question when it comes to both watching the Ninjas in action and as people train to become Ninjas themselves. What do they eat to stay energized? What do they eat when they want something special? What are their go-to recipes when they’re in a hurry? One Ninja wants to collect all that info to share with the world. Elliott Jolivette has competed on […]

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8 Movies to inspire your young Ninja (and keep them from going stir crazy!)

Photo by: Eddy Chen/Universal Kids Here are a few of the best action movies to inspire your little Ninja once gyms open back up again. Parents, we see you. Doing your best to work from home while suddenly becoming a stay-at-home parent can be difficult. Whether you need a few minutes to yourself or want to spend time together as a family, we think it’s okay to plunk your kid down on the couch every once in awhile and watch a fun movie. Here are a few of the best action movies to inspire your young Ninja once gyms open […]

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15 things we learned from the OG Ninja live-stream

David Becker/NBC Brian Kretsch set up a session with Lorin Ball, David Campbell, and Ryan Stratis. While we’re all stuck at home, the American Ninja Warriors are helping out by putting on live-streams almost every day to entertain and inform us all. You can find the schedule of those live-streams here. They each have their own themes and topics, as decided on by the Ninja Warrior host. Brian Kretsch organized an online reunion for American Ninja Warrior’s four OGs. He, David Campbell, Lorin Ball, and Ryan Stratis have all competed on all 11 seasons of the show. (And they all […]

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Ninja Warriors shared the very relatable advice they’d give to their younger selves

David Becker/NBC Here’s what they wish they had known. American Ninja Warriors are used to giving out advice and tips. Many of them coach other Ninjas. Many of them work with kids. Most of them are an inspiration to someone else. But we were wondering what advice they would give to someone very specific: A younger version of themselves. We asked the Ninjas to share what they wish they could do back in time and tell themselves. The responses ranged from funny, thought-provoking, emotional, and in many cases, very relatable. We’ve included some of the replies below, but you can […]

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Step-by-step directions to build a Ninja Warrior Lego course

The Brick Ninja breaks down a five-day project. There’s really no way to sugarcoat it. Taking part in social distancing and remaining at home while schools and businesses are closed is downright difficult. It’s an entirely new lifestyle for a lot of us and we miss the familiar things that were part of our daily routines. This can be even harder for kids who are missing their friends and teachers, and who might be feeling a little anxious about the new environment we’re living in. Staying busy is very important. To that end, one Ninja has an idea. Daniel Zipadelli […]

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Founder of ‘Overcoming Obstacles: Adaptive Ninja & Climbing’ brings the sport to every child

Tegan Roobol Tegan Roobol is expanding access to Ninja beyond what some imagined to be possible. American Ninja Warrior live audiences have usually had a chance to witness a breakout star or two on the official course by this time in the early season. This year, though, is proving to be a bit different… Since those hardcore live audience members haven’t yet been able to spot any new rookie sensations, we thought we’d bring a very inspirational rookie to you! Meet Michigan-er, Tegan Roobol. Tegan Roobol Tegan’s incredible drive to succeed and accomplish impressive goals was plain to see early […]

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Ninja Warriors, what advice would you give your younger self?

David Becker/NBC If you could go back in time, what would you tell yourself as a kid? This tweet, published a few days ago, got us thinking… My little one wants to be a @ninjawarrior when she grows up. She’d love to hear from @anwnation about what she needs to do to make her dream come true. Any words of wisdom? @blairherter, @alisonhaislip, @mattiseman, @JoeMoravsky, @RealLifeNinja_ #americanninjawarrior #anw pic.twitter.com/njrKZrv5mZ — Emily B (@emilybessey) March 23, 2020 What advice would current American Ninja Warriors give to their younger selves? Ninja Warrior lends itself to being family-friendly. As the athletes gain prominence […]

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We can always count on Roo Yori, the K9 Ninja, to help the dogs

Quantrell Colbert/NBC And we love him for that! In the midst of a national crisis, Roo Yori is reminding us that we can be the helpers. He recently posted a Mr. Rogers quote on Instagram. “When I was a boy and I would see scary thing in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people helping.’” View this post on Instagram “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people helping.’” […]

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What has Zuri Hall been up to in the offseason?

Photo by Amy Sussman/WireImage Hint: She’s been busy! We first met Zuri Hall last year when she was the new American Ninja Warrior sideline reporter. Taking over for Kristine Leahy, the experienced host fit right into the ANW family, and we couldn’t be happier that’s she returning for a second year. While filming for next season has unfortunately been put on hold, we thought it would be fun to see what Zuri has been up to in the offseason—and boy has she been busy! Shortly after last season ended, Zuri announced that she would be joining the “All Access” team […]

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