It has been six years since we officially started as a business in the world of Ninja and we are proud to say that our core values remain not only in tact, but so much stronger! We are living and breathing the mission to progress the sport of ninja by enabling ninja gyms and athletes around the world to Ninja! We want to take this moment to celebrate our amazing journey so far and thank all of our amazing customers and sponsors for their support. So, let's take a look back at how far we have come!
Our humble beginnings
Before most people had heard of Ninja Warrior, I (Justin Conway, Founder of WNS), saw Sasuke and was immediately drawn to the sport. At that time, there were no ninja gyms or obstacle parks, so I had to get creative! First I started doing parkour and using any buildings or playgrounds that I could.
Then, I began building obstacles at home and bringing them into local gymnastics gyms that would allow me to temporarily install them for my own training. As soon as the obstacles went up, lines would form! Everyone wanted to try!
One entrepreneurial gym manager approached me about showing them how to run a ninja program and building obstacles to have at the gym - I was thrilled for the opportunity! A short time later, I had developed the world's first ninja coach certification (SPOTTED) and ninja curriculum, installed my first ninja course, and World Ninja Sport was born!
Our journey to becoming a top Ninja warrior sport
As our popularity grew, so did our reach. We started partnering with other Ninja training centers around the world and we began hosting competitions and building ninja gyms on a larger scale. We also began expanded the SPOTTED Ninja Coach Certification by bringing on Master Instructors Lorin Ball, Jamie Rahn, Thomas Stillings, and Nick Fordney.
We also continued to advance our own Ninja-specific equipment, such as custom-made Ninja training rigs, Ninja mats, OCR style obstacle courses, and obstacles.
We invest in the future of Ninja, sponsoring and supporting up-and-coming Ninja warriors and joining forces with other organizations to create a global network of Ninja athletes and coaches. We also began collaborating with leagues and sponsors to create more opportunities for our athletes and to give them the chance to compete on a larger scale.
Our hard work and dedication paid off and we are now one of the top Ninja sports providers in the world. We are proud to have made such an impact on the world of Ninja and to have created a safe and welcoming environment for all of our customers.
Our amazing customers
We couldn’t have gotten to where we are today without our amazing customers. We are so grateful for their loyalty and support. We are especially proud of the fact that many of our customers have been with us since the very beginning.
We have had customers from all walks of life, from Junior Ninja Warriors to seasoned pros. Our customers are from all all over the world and in all different industries including Day Camps, Parks, Schools, Ninja Gyms, Climbing Gyms, Gymnastics Gyms, Entertainment Centers (FEC), and residential. We also make sure to provide our customers with the best possible experience and to help them reach their goals.
We have seen many of our customers go on to compete in competitions and events and we are proud of their achievements. We are also proud to have created a supportive and inspiring community of Ninja warriors who can share their experiences and help each other reach new heights.
Highlighting our Ninja Gym Coaches and Builders
We are proud to say that we have worked with many incredible Ninjas and ninja gym owners. We have had the pleasure of working with some of the world's best athletes, including world champions and Olympic medalists. We have also had the privilege of working with many up-and-coming Ninja gyms, helping them reach their goals and become the best resources to their athletes that they can be. They have also inspired many people to take up the sport and make it their own. We have too many awesome customers to name here, but I'd like to express how thankful I am to each and every one of them! Feel free to take a look at our Ninja Course Project Gallery to see many of our client projects.
What the future holds
We are excited for the future of Ninja and what it holds. We are committed to continuing to provide our customers with the best possible experience and to helping them reach their goals. We are also looking forward to continuing to support our Ninja athletes and to give them the opportunity to compete on a larger scale.
This year, we released the Ninja Cube! A groundbreaking new way to bring ninja to gyms and athletes around the country. It's a freestanding system with a low price point and free shipping! You can also install the rig yourself in just a few hours!
As always, we are boosting our SPOTTED Ninja Coach Certification to include even more valuable content.
We are hiring! Our reach and our team are expanding. Feel free to connect with us if you have a skill and more importantly, a passion for Ninja!
We are proud of all that we have accomplished over the past six years and we are excited for the future of Ninja and what it holds. We are grateful for our customers and sponsors and their commitment to helping us make the sport of Ninja more accessible to everyone.
If you are interested in learning more about Ninja or getting involved in the sport, contact us for a quote for your indoor or outdoor Ninja Gym and we will be happy to help you get started.
Thanks for joining us on this journey and here’s to many more years of Ninja!
- Justin Conway, Founder