The Way of the Ninja

The Way of the Ninja

By Kadeem Aarons
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 😊

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Got the call....I'll be on American Ninja Warrior!

The Way of the Ninja

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The Way of the Ninja

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Getting ready for the show? Listen to this, even if you're not on
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 game plan that you might find useful.
13:22
February 8, 2020
Got the call....I'll be on American Ninja Warrior!
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!
07:32
February 7, 2020
Secrets of The Ninja Eps 11: The Weather Man - Joe Moravsky
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 guy knows what's it's like to be consistent and perform at the highest levels. I apologise for the static in the background in the audio, I couldn't get rid of it. Hope you still enjoy :) 
1:02:55
January 30, 2020
Secrets of the Ninja Eps 10: Captain NBC - Jamie Rahn
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 skills and strength to become one of the top competitors. This recorded during a live chat on Instagram so please excuse any loss in audio. Hope you enjoy! I certainly did :) 
55:57
January 9, 2020
Secrets of the Ninja Eps 9: ANW National Finalist - Philip Scott
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 after being inspired as a kid and we talk about that journey in great detail going from superfan to the reality of fulfilling that dream.  He goes into great detail about his experiences from the qualifier round to the national finalists and even had a moment where he almost pulled out of competing! I found his experiences very valuable and hope you do too!
1:25:29
December 23, 2019
Secrets of the Ninja Eps 8: Australian Ninja Warrior Champion - Charlie Robbins
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' with a notice paycheck, an amazing feat for a 'Rookie' season and at 21 years old! DISCLAIMER: There is some casual swearing which I have bleeped out but everyone apologises :) 
27:54
December 12, 2019
Getting ready for Ninja auditions? Listen to this
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 😊
07:38
November 28, 2019
Secrets of the Ninja Eps 7: The Queen of Ninja - Olivia Vivian
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 and Commonwealth Games Gymnast Who doesn't take no for an answer.  We talk about her life in Gymnastics, how she made it into the Olympics, the transition into Ninja Warrior and what made her so successful.  If you haven't subscribed, please do! Hope you enjoy :) 
1:09:44
November 21, 2019
Secrets of the Ninja Eps 6: NCL 2019 Champion - Bryson Klein
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 first season. He has since consistently stayed in the top 5 of the most elite ninjas and has taken on the world stage representing Australia in the USA vs the World special in America, even winning a round for Australia.  We talk about his training background and how he deals with obstacles. This guy is one of the few who I think can take out the whole show one day....
31:33
November 14, 2019
Ninja Challenge League 2019 Finals Wrap-Up
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.
18:51
November 7, 2019
Train the Obstacles You're Not Good at
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.
12:50
October 24, 2019
Secrets of the Ninja Eps 5: The Disco Ninja - Betsy Burnett
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 up the warped wall during the heats.  What is impressive about Betsy is she under 5 Feet and is considered the shortest female in the comp. We talk about her experiences, training and what it's like competing as women on this amazing show. 
43:15
October 17, 2019
Secrets of the Ninja Eps 4: The World Wide Ninja - Perry Oosterlee
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 where the sport of Ninja is going. 
59:10
October 7, 2019
3 Lessons from Olympian/Ninja Warrior: Paul Lyons
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 value in it as I did.
14:47
September 15, 2019
How To Progress With Any Obstacle - My system of learning
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!
12:31
September 5, 2019
Secrets of the Ninja Eps 3: The Ninja Mindset - Ben Polson
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 America.  We talk about Ben's past and having a solid mindset, which has shaped him into the elite ninja that he is today! 
1:02:38
August 29, 2019
5 minutes of Breathing With Me - To Calm Anxiety
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 😊
07:14
August 22, 2019
Secrets of the Ninja Eps 2: Parkour Specialist - Mike Snow
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 professional stuntman and how that has helped him with Ninja Warrior. Enjoy!
56:11
August 15, 2019
3 Things You Need to know to Apply and Compete on Ninja Warrior
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. https://52ninja.com.au/tips-on-applying-for-ninja-warrior/
15:00
August 4, 2019
Lessons From Today's Comp 28.7.19
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, there are many positives for me to take away, which I think sharing will provide you with value in how to prepare your self for competition. Enjoy!
08:25
July 28, 2019
Don't Let Fear Stop You
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 value!
03:52
July 24, 2019
Why I'm glad I didn't get on Ninja Warrior Season 3
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.
18:59
July 19, 2019
Secrets of the Ninja Eps 1: Season 1 Last Ninja Standing - Fred Dorrington
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!
20:25
July 18, 2019
How to Get Stronger and Break Through Plateaus
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!
10:24
July 11, 2019
My Origin - How I Became a Ninja Warrior
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!
27:46
July 3, 2019