The Way of the Ninja

The Way of the Ninja

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The Way of the Ninja - Ninja Warrior has become a global phenomenon and personally changed my life. I Want to share how it has helped myself and others in life and give you performance hacks to be a better ninja 😊 Make sure you SUBSCRIBE if you haven’t and if you want to help support the podcast and help us grow, please considering becoming a Patreon member today! patreon.com/52ninja


Secrets of the Ninja Eps 23: The German Beastmaster - Max Sprenger
Jul 9 • 60 min
Hello Everyone! Great episode today with Max Sprenger. He is 4 x German Ninja Warrior finalist and came 2nd Season 3 of The Ultimate Beastmaster. It was great hearing about some of the other formats of Ninja Warrior. Chatting with Max made me realise that…
Secrets of the Ninja Eps 22: From Cancer to Ninja - Tash Sergi
Jul 2 • 53 min
What’s going on everyone! Great episode today with my friend Tash who probably one of the strongest female ninjas in Australia. Tash’s story is remarkable as she was able to overcome some massive obstacles in her life at a young age. There are a lot of…
Secrets of the Ninja Eps 21: The Ultimate Beastmaster - Corbin Mackin
Jun 25 • 135 min
What’s up people! I’m bringing you an awesome episode today. Corbin Mackin is a 3 x Competitor on Ninja Warrior UK and the winner of Season 3 of the “Ultimate Beastmaster” on Netflix. Corbin served in the British Army, seeing in action in Afghanistan with…
The Obstacle that is Covid 19: Blessing or Curse?
Jun 18 • 6 min
Hello everyone! Hope you are well and have enjoyed the podcast so far! I will putting out some new interviews over the next few weeks. I wanted to talk about the Obstacle of Covid 19; was it a blessing for you or a curse?
Secrets of the Ninja Eps 20: Strength is Ageless - Virginia Maccoll
May 27 • 64 min
What’s going on everyone? Hope you are well! I took a break from the podcast but really happy to bring you this one! Ginny Maccoll Is a American Ninja Warrior who after seeing her daughter, Jessie Graff, crushing it in the ninja world, wanted to be able…
Secrets of the Ninja Eps 19: The Ninjababes - Cara Poalillo
Apr 30 • 52 min
Awesome episode for you today! We have Cara Poalillo from the Ninjababes Podcast. Cara is a 2 x American Ninja Warrior and an advocate for women empowerment. We discuss her journey of getting into Ninja Warrior and how it’s changed her life! Lots great…
Secrets of the Ninja Eps 18: National Finalist - Mady Howard
Apr 28 • 40 min
What’s up everyone? Today I have the impressive Mady Howard on the podcast! Mady debuted on American Ninja Warrior last season and made it all the way to the National Finals in Vegas. Mady’s composure and aerial awareness makes her super exciting to…
Secrets of the Ninja Eps 17: The Backyard Ninja Kids
Apr 23 • 80 min
What’s up people? Hope everyone is well! I have gotten my first Ninja family on the podcast! Ben & Jason are were both on season 1 American Ninja Warrior Junior and their father Scott debuted on Season 11 of American Ninja Warrior making all the way to…
Secrets of the Ninja Eps 16: The Fan Favourite - Jake Murray
Apr 16 • 53 min
What’s up everyone! Hope you all are continuing to survive quarantine :) I managed to catch up with 5 x American Ninja Warrior Jake Murray who was meant to compete with me in LA. Jake always has something crazy he pulls out on the course and is known for…
Secrets of Ninja Eps 15: The Eskimo Ninja - Nick Hanson
Apr 3 • 74 min
Wow, 30th podcast episode published, 15 ninjas interviewed and over 1200 downloads. Happy to make this one as part of the milestone. Nick Hanson, the Eskimo Ninja is a 5 x American Ninja Warrior competitor coming all the way From Alaska and was the first…
Secrets of the Ninjas Eps 14: The OG Ninja - Ryan Stratis
Mar 28 • 57 min
What’s up everyone! Hope you all are surviving quarantine! It’s been hard to get training in while being stuck at home, but luckily I can get more podcasts done! Ryan Stratis is one of 4 ninjas in America to compete on every season of American Ninja…
Secrets of the Ninja Eps 13: Being Short and Dominating - Tyler Yamauchi
Mar 17 • 52 min
An awesome live podcast episode I recorded while in America with Tyler Yamauchi! Tyler is a 5 x American Ninja Warrior and has been the shortest male competitor coming in at 5’1”. He still to this day is the shortest person ever in American Ninja Warrior…
Secrets of the Ninja Eps 12: ANW veteran - Karsten Williams
Mar 2 • 30 min
A quick chat with this legend before heading off to America. Karsten is a 6 x ANW veteran over in the US who finally made it to Stage 3 last season! Karsten is the pure example of hard work and not losing faith in your abilities.
Don’t compare your abilities to others
Feb 19 • 7 min
Do you find your self subconsciously judging or comparing other people’s performances? I sometimes do but try hard not to. We are all at different parts of our ninja/athletic journey so we must support each other!
Getting ready for the show? Listen to this, even if you’re not on
Feb 7 • 13 min
Since finding out I’ll compete on American Ninja Warrior, I’ve been questioning myself, can I do this? Only to remember the work I’ve been putting in, the skills and experience I’ve acquired over the years. I have some advice that is apart of my personal…
Got the call….I’ll be on American Ninja Warrior!
Feb 6 • 7 min
After waiting for weeks since I applied for ANW just got my call that I’ll be competing on American Ninja Warrior! This will make me the first Dual Aussie to compete on the show. Can’t wait to get over there!
Secrets of The Ninja Eps 11: The Weather Man - Joe Moravsky
Jan 30 • 62 min
Managed to interview a legend in this sport! Joe Moravsky. Probably one of the best ninjas in American Ninja Warrior history, making it to stage 3 of the national finals 5 out 7 years of competing and achieving the “Last Ninja Standing” title twice. This…
Secrets of the Ninja Eps 10: Captain NBC - Jamie Rahn
Jan 9 • 56 min
Managed to get Captain NBC Jamie Rahn on to the podcast! This guy is a 9 x American Ninja Warrior and a 6 x National Finalist and one of the most recognised ninjas in the world of Ninja Warrior. Jamie has a background in Parkour but has developed the…
Secrets of the Ninja Eps 9: ANW National Finalist - Philip Scott
Dec 22, 2019 • 85 min
Finally got an American Ninja Warrior on! Philip Scott debuted last season in America and had an awesome rookie season. Philip is self Proclaimed Ninja Warrior superfan, who has watched it for the last 12 years all over the world. Philip starting training…
Secrets of the Ninja Eps 8: Australian Ninja Warrior Champion - Charlie Robbins
Dec 11, 2019 • 27 min
The champ is here! Finally managed to get Charlie on. It was a quick chat as he was in the car and the reception was going to get worst but I think there is plently of value and things to learn. Charlie took out the Season 3 title of ‘Last Ninja Standing’…
Getting ready for Ninja auditions? Listen to this
Nov 28, 2019 • 7 min
Ninja Warrior auditions are coming up. These tryouts are physical, but being the fitness, isn’t the most important thing. Have a listen and you’ll understand 😊
Secrets of the Ninja Eps 7: The Queen of Ninja - Olivia Vivian
Nov 20, 2019 • 69 min
Wow, where do I start? The Queen of Ninja Warrior is on! Olivia Vivian is currently the best female Ninja in Australia and I guess technically the world, as she came 1st place in the OCR/Ninja World Championships. She is an Olympian, World Championship…
Secrets of the Ninja Eps 6: NCL 2019 Champion - Bryson Klein
Nov 13, 2019 • 31 min
This guy is a beast! The first I heard of Bryson before his Australian Ninja Warrior debut in season 2 was from my friend the late Paul Lyons. He said this guy is beating everyone, watch out. He came on to Season 2 and ended up coming 2nd overall in his…
Ninja Challenge League 2019 Finals Wrap-Up
Nov 7, 2019 • 18 min
What a great week it was with the community in Perth. 105 Ninjas competing in the Ninja Challenge League Finals. This is a wrap-up of finals for me and the lessons I’ve learnt.
Train the Obstacles You’re Not Good at
Oct 24, 2019 • 12 min
No interviews this week, but next week during the National Ninja Finals in Perth I’ll be hopefully doing a heap of interviews 😊. Today I talk about the importance of working on your weaknesses and surrounding yourself with better athletes to improve.
Secrets of the Ninja Eps 5: The Disco Ninja - Betsy Burnett
Oct 17, 2019 • 43 min
Betsy Burnett is my First female Ninja guest! Betsy is known as the Disco Ninja due to her love of dance! Betsy has competed on all 3 seasons of Ninja Warrior here in Australia and had a stand out performance in Season 2, being one of 6 women to make it…
Secrets of the Ninja Eps 4: The World Wide Ninja - Perry Oosterlee
Oct 7, 2019 • 59 min
Perry is a ninja who has competed in 7 different versions of the show and achieved the ‘Last Ninja Standing’ title on Ninja Warrior in the Netherlands! He is full of knowledge and experience we talk about different versions of the show, his experience and…
3 Lessons from Olympian/Ninja Warrior: Paul Lyons
Sep 15, 2019 • 14 min
Paul Lyons was a 2 x Olympian in Taekwondo, a Ninja Warrior and a good friend. He sadly passed away last week and I never got the chance to get him on the podcast. I learnt a lot from Paul, but these are some key lessons I learnt from him. Hope you find…
How To Progress With Any Obstacle - My system of learning
Sep 5, 2019 • 12 min
Hello Ninjas! Today I explain how I learn new obstacles without getting frustrated. It’s journey, you need to love the process. First big thing you have accept is the fear/danger, that’s half the battle! Please subscribe to stay in the loop!
Secrets of the Ninja Eps 3: The Ninja Mindset - Ben Polson
Aug 29, 2019 • 62 min
I was very excited to record this episode with a beast in the Ninja Warrior World! Ben Polson has competed on Australian Ninja Warrior 3 times now as well as around the world in the USA and Vietnam, even competing on the USA vs the World special in…
5 minutes of Breathing With Me - To Calm Anxiety
Aug 22, 2019 • 7 min
I recorded this for me to use myself but figured you might find it valuable too! Save this episode in what platform you use and use it whenever you feel anxious or overwhelmed, at work, home, preparing for a ninja/obstacle run. Hope this helps 😊
Secrets of the Ninja Eps 2: Parkour Specialist - Mike Snow
Aug 14, 2019 • 56 min
Mike Snow: 3 x Australian Ninja Warrior Grand Finalist 2 x Ninja Warrior UK Grand Finalist An extremely impressive Ninja resume. Mike and I talk about his training origins, how he found parkour and how that has helped him with his current work as a…
3 Things You Need to know to Apply and Compete on Ninja Warrior
Aug 4, 2019 • 15 min
Thinking about applying for Ninja Warrior? Listen to this episode. It a not possible to from couch warrior to Ninja Warrior without following the steps I talk about. Here is a link to a blog I wrote about applying.…
Lessons From Today’s Comp 28.7.19
Jul 28, 2019 • 8 min
Today was our monthly Ninja comp at the Compound here in Victoria. It was a brutal course! Only 2 people finished (Ashlin Herbert & Dan Mason) and 5 in total making it to the wall. I was luckily one of them with a placing of 4th 😊 though wanting a finish,…
Don’t Let Fear Stop You
Jul 24, 2019 • 3 min
Do you get scared of trying things that might be too hard? Are you scared of failing? Or are you scared to succeed? We all go through this, my self included. My struggle is accepting I want to do well and have the ability to do so. Hope you find some…
Why I’m glad I didn’t get on Ninja Warrior Season 3
Jul 19, 2019 • 18 min
Ninja Warrior has become a very important part of my life. It gives me purpose and motivation to train. To not get on this season was devasting and a blessing at the same time.
Secrets of the Ninja Eps 1: Season 1 Last Ninja Standing - Fred Dorrington
Jul 18, 2019 • 20 min
Where do I begin with Fred Dorrington. 3rd place Ninja Warrior UK Season 3, 2 x Grand Finalist & Last Ninja Standing of Season 1 of Australian Ninja Warrior. Fred has a world of experience and offers his insight on how to become a champion. Hope you enjoy!
How to Get Stronger and Break Through Plateaus
Jul 11, 2019 • 10 min
Hey Legends! This episode is from a little clip I did on the science of strength and how to keep progressing so we never hit a wall! Feel free to leave a comment or DM me on Instagram @5.2ninja if you have questions!
My Origin - How I Became a Ninja Warrior
Jul 2, 2019 • 27 min
Hello welcome to my first Podcast! My name is Kadeem and I’m a 2 x Australian Ninja Warrior. This episode is about how I found myself on the t.v show and what it was like to run the course. Hope you enjoy!