Hey everyone! Great episode for you today with my friend Joel Mattli from Switzerland! Joel has competed on several versions of Ninja Warrior in Germany & Switzerland.
We discuss Joel's experiences and the differences between the European Ninja Warrior franchises which I always find interesting to hear how they do things. Hope you enjoy!
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What was meant to be a short break has turned into 7 weeks! I do apologise 😬 these podcasts to take quite some time to make and with life being so busy, I was loosing time and started loosing motivation. But I will keep going!
Last episode for the year, will drop my next interview in the new years. Thank you all for your support! It's a big year for the podcast with some great guests and first sponsor Ozigrip! Which you can get 10% using my code kadeem10. Merry Christmas & Happy new years!
Hello Everyone! I have a fascinating episode for you with Jimmy Choi! Jimmy is a 4 x American Ninja Warrior and was diagnosed with young-onset Parkinson's Disease at the age of 27.
After years of denial, weight gain and a fall with his child due to loss of motor control, he decided to a make a change. Since then Jimmy has become apart of Team Fox with the Michael J. Fox Foundation and has run in many marathons as well as competed on American Ninja Warrior.
He also holds 2 Guiness world records and continues to defy the odds! Hope you enjoy this one :) You can support Jimmy's latest fundraising efforts for Parkinson's Disease here. Get Ninja strong with Ozigrip! get 10% using my code kadeem10. Support the podcast by becoming a Patreon member today!
What's going on everyone? Great episode for you today with Chad Flexington who real name is Ben Udy. We talk about his journey to Ninja Warrior and how he came up with the Chad Flexington persona.
I really enjoyed this chat because Ben really shows that you don't just have to just have a story, you can create something that provides entertainment. If you go down that road, you want to make sure you got the goods to do well too! We also talk a bit at the end about nutrition and how Ben stays so jacked! Hope you enjoy this one :)
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what's going everyone! Great episode for you today with my friend Lucio Battista! He is a 2 x American Ninja Warrior with a killer moustache! He is currently the world champion for his division in the World Beard & Moustache Championship.
We chat about his ninja journey and moustache journey which I think it's important to remember to have other interest too outside of ninja which is something I'm trying to work on. Hope you enjoy! Remember if you want to get super strong remember to checkout Ozigrip! you can get 10% using my code kadeem10. If you would like to support the podcast, become a Patreon member today!
What's going on everyone! Great episode today for you with Joe Capo! We talk about his journey from gymnastics into Ninja, competing, managing mindset and how he trains so he's always ready for new obstacles. Hope you Enjoy!
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What's going on everyone? Great episode for you today with Vance Walker! He is the only competitor on the 2 seasons of American Ninja Warrior Junior to win back to back which is super impressive!
We talk about how he got into ninja and how the format of ANW jr. Vance was actually one of a few teens at the age of 15 to be selected to compete on Ninja Warrior season 12 but fell through due to Covid. I really enjoyed this episode, it's crazy how talented these kids are!
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Hey everyone! Quick one from me about Ninja Warrior Auditions in Australia! They are around the corner 😬 I talk about how the they have progressed over the years and what to look out for in the physical test.
What's going on everyone? I have a great episode for you today with Jessica helmer who competed for her first time on this current season of American Ninja Warrior!
This is a really important episode I believe because her story really reinforces what I've been saying about mindset and why the pros are pros. We talk about her ninja journey and how she felt leading up to filming, her performance and what she has learnt from that experience to become even better.
You never know if you'll get a 2nd chance on Ninja Warrior so having the lessons she has learnt BEFORE going on is really important if you actually want to do well and come back for more seasons. Hope you enjoy it! Get Ninja Strong with Ozigrip using my code kadeem10. Want to support the podcast and help me out? become a Patreon member today!
What's going on everyone! Great episode today with Abby Clark! She is an awesome ninja from the US who has competed on a few seasons of Ninja Warrior. Was great hearing how she discovered ninja and her journey and how she approaches training and the show. I hope you enjoy!
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What's going on? Just a quick thought I had. I've spoken to some people who really aren't sure about how to create a story about their lives during this pandemic. Everyone has been in a same boat to an extent so it's going to be hard to stand out. I give my 2 cents on how to make something from nothing. Hope it helps!
What's going on everyone! Great episode today with my friend Delano Hinds from Barbados! Delano after his experience with the USA vs The World event returned to Barbados without being able to train Ninja properly, so he created his own event, The Barbados Ninja Throwdown!
We discuss the business side and what it takes to create an event on a large scale! The Barbados Ninja Throwdown hosts international competitors so click the link HERE to check them out!
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What's going on everyone? Can't believe this is the 50th episode of the podcast! Today I have Karen Sabo, who a ninja out of Chicago and has competed on American Ninja Warrior in season 7 & 10. We discuss getting more women into Ninja and the importance of surrounding yourself with better athletes so you can improve!
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Hello everyone! What an episode I have for you! Najee Richardson the Phoenix joins us on the podcast! This man's life is like a movie. It's quite amazing the life he has already lived and the struggles he has dealt with. Najee is arguably the best ninja in the air with aerial awareness that is almost unmatched. He holds the unofficial world record for the longest lache bar to bar at around 17"5' ft (5.33 meters).
A lot of value in this episode, from life lessons to improving your aerial awareness. I think you enjoy as much as I did! Remember if you want to get strong, you need Ozigrip! Use my code kadeem10 at checkout for 10% off. If you would like to support the podcast and help me keep going, please become a Patreon member today!
What's going on everyone? Great episode for you today, bringing Nick Hanson The Eskimo Ninja back on! We met, of course, leading up to the start of the season back in March which was postponed due to Covid but with some work from the network, they managed to pull off a modified season!
Nick and I catch up on what's been happening and discuss his epic run this season which if you haven't seen, click here! Nick has also been doing charity work in the meantime with the Break the Bicycle campaign so if you want to check that out and support them, click here!
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What's going on people! Great episode for you today! I have The Deadly Ninja, Jack Wilson joining us on the podcast! Jack and I met on the set of the very first episode of Ninja Warrior filmed. He has since become a major ambassador for Indigenous health & wellbeing has gone to do a great many things.
We talk about his upbringing in far North Queensland and everything leading up to him becoming man & ninja he is now. I hope you find some immense value as I did!
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Hello everyone! Wow, what an episode I have for you! Co-host of American Ninja Warrior, Akbar Gbaja-Biamila joins the podcast! We didn't get a chance to meet unfortunately due to the regular season being cancelled but it was great to finally meet the legend!
So interesting hearing his story and how it works being a co-host, It's one thing to be an athlete preparing for one moment but Akbar is preparing for 100s of moments! His work ethic is so solid I have even more respect for is the ability to present the way he does. His book "EVERYONE CAN BE A NINJA" Is available by clicking the link! If you want to build your strength for Ninja Warrior, you can get great grips from Ozigrip.com.au and get 10% using the code kadeem10!
Hello Everyone! Wow, what an episode this is! 3 champions who Climb Mt Midoriyama in under 30s! Ben Polson climb one second faster than Charlie Robbins declaring him the winner and the first-ever Australian Ninja Warrior! But all these guys are champions. They have joined a very exclusive club of total victory, especially Zak and Charlie who are two of nine athletes outside of Japan to have a perfect season.
This is a special episode as they really breakdown but happens behind the scenes of filming and how they prepared for Total Victory. Hear Ben's story on his youtube channel The Ninja Blueprint. If you want to prepare for Ninja Warrior, you need great grip strength. Ozigrip provides superior training grips and you can get a discount using kadeem10 at checkout!
Hello people! Who is pumped for the grand finale of Australia Ninja Warrior? Something that has become increasingly obvious to me, that the show is really highlighting, is experience really matters! Most of the competitors that you are about to see are established Ninjas. Even the ones that are debuting, for the most part, train in the ninja community and have potentially trained for years.
If you have watched this season and super inspired to "have a go" I really encourage you to listen to this episode, then listen to every other episode because you'll see a pattern with all these amazing athletes. Ben Polson & Olivia Vivian have a great youtube channel The Ninja Blueprint which has great tips as well, which I highly recommend watching if you are new to ninja. If you want to build your grip strength for Ninja Warrior, Consider investing in Ozigrip hardware. Make sure you use my code kadeem10 to get 10% off ozigrip.com.au
Wow, what an episode this was! So many talented ninjas packed into one podcast! Episode 4 of Australia Ninja Warrior saw some of the best ninjas from the last 3 seasons together battling it out for a spot at the power tower with 10 buzzers being smashed! We also have the 3 furthest, fastest ninjas from the last 3 seasons all in one episode!
I Found this episode extremely valuable as I learnt even more then I thought I already knew as a ninja. We really dive deep which will give you an insight into how extremely high-level athletes operate at. I hope you enjoy this as much as I did! This episode is sponsored by Ozigrip, who make the best training grips in Australia so use the code kadeem10 at checkout at ozigrip.com.au If you would like to support the podcast, become a PATREON member today!
Hey everyone! Today is a great episode with Sam Goodall & Matt Filippi. Both are returning grand finalists with loads of experience. It was a very interesting course, as it was doable but very technical which event took out some of the great ninjas. These guys ended up on top being the fastest 2 competitors on the night. We chat about training, mindset and how to back your abilities.
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What's going on everyone! I have a fantastic episode for you today with a great group of ninjas. Sarah Blackmore making her ninja debut as well returning ninja Raphaela Widget and veterans/power couple Ben Polson & Olivia Vivian. Ben and Olivia were the only 2 athletes to finish the course and both making it to the power tower.
Lots of laughs but also some serious knowledge dropped by everyone. If you want to apply for the show but actually want to do well, listen to this episode. Check out Ben & Olivia's youtube channel THE NINJA BLUEPRINT for awesome tips on becoming the best ninja possible! The podcast is sponsored by OZIGRIP who provide superior training aids for ninja warrior. Use the code kadeem10 at checkout for 10% your order. Order here OZIGRIP. If you would like to support the podcast, become a PATREON member today!
Hello everyone! Awesome start to The Ninja Warrior season in Australia, I assembled 4 ninjas, Ashlin Herbert, Zak Stolz, Dan Mason & Troy Cullen who were in the top 10 that night for a roundtable discussion on what happened and how they handled themselves on the course. Ashlin & Dan were the two top competitors that night who were the first to battle it out on the all-new Power Tower.
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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 sometimes, no matter how good of an athlete you are, we are all human still have fears and doubts about reaching our potential.
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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 valuable lessons in this episode so I hope you enjoy!
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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 3 Commando Brigade.
This is an amazing story of redemption and what it takes to overcome adversity. If you haven't watched it already, go on Netflix and watch!
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?
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 to do a pull-up at the young age of 65!
Ginny has had a very interesting life and it was a pleasure chatting to her about her early years, training and the importance of setting goals no matter what your age is! Hope you enjoy this one :)
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 tips for the ladies :) Hope you enjoy!
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 watch! We talk all things ANW about how she felt as a woman coming into the sport, preparing for the show and how she deals with pressure. Hope you enjoy!
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 Vegas! It was great getting the kids perspective on their experience with the junior version on the show and how ninja has brought them together. Hope you enjoy!
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 making amazing entrances, then backing that up with serious athleticism.
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 person in history to conquer the 18ft Mega wall! We talk about growing up and training in Alaska, competing in World Eskimo Indian Olympics and much more! Hope you enjoy it as much as I did!
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 Warrior. Ryan and I discuss his past in the Military and how 11 years of Ninja Warrior has shaped him.
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 history to clear stage 1 in Vegas. In Testing for Season 10, he was 1 of only 2 athletes to clear stage 2. We talk about being smaller than most competitors and what it takes to still crush. Hope you enjoy!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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 :)
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 :)
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!
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 :)
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 :)
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....
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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 😊
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.
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/
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!