THE GRIT NINJA GAMES
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NO GRIT, NO GLORY.
This 3-stage ninja tournament combines a time trial, an endurance course and head-to-head races into one epic competition format.
Try your skills against the clock in this first round of obstacle exercises that focus on the ABCS of ninja - agility, balance, climb and swing. This qualifier round is all about you versus yourself. Complete these challenges in the fastest time to advance.
This second round endurance course will test your grip strength, stamina and ninja strategy. It's all about you versus the obstacles. This round is survival of the grittiest.
Conquer the Games in this third round head-to-head race where only the victor continues on. You'll have to rely on your speed and efficiency for this final stage. This one is all about you versus the competition.
COMPETITION RULES AND FORMAT
Competitors will be randomly placed in heats where they must finish a set number of obstacle exercises within the allotted time, with scoring based on the most exercises completed in the fastest time.
Competitors must complete the exercises in the order specified and failure to complete an exercise will result in time penalties.
A competitor's time trial will end when they either: complete all of the exercises, time out, or are unable to complete an exercise.
Obstacle exercises will be disclosed in advance with a full rules video and demonstration - competitors are encouraged to practice these exercises prior to the competition.
No coaches will be allowed to be on the gym floor with competitors during their time trial.
Up to the 30 fastest competitors from The Trial will move on to The Test, with the results from this round determining the next round's run order.
Competitors will have 3 minutes to complete an endurance course consisting of 10 required obstacles, with scoring based on the most amount of points collected in the fastest time.
Two timed obstacle checkpoints will be set up throughout the course, and competitors must clear these checkpoints within specified times. Failure to clear a checkpoint in time will result in a "challenge" penalty whereby modifications will be made to the next required obstacle on the course to increase its difficulty level.
Competitors will also have the option to collect extra points throughout the course by completing additional optional obstacles.
A competitor's course run will end when they either: complete the course, time out, or are unable to complete a required obstacle.
The course will not be disclosed in advance, but a full rules walk-through will be provided at the start of the event.
Each competitor may have one coach follow them through the course with chalk.
Up to the top 16 competitors from The Test will move on to The Triumph, with results from this round determining the bracket seeding for the next round.
Competitors will face off in a series of head-to-head races, with results determined by a single elimination knockout bracket.
The course will remain the same through all rounds of the competition. The course will not be disclosed in advance, but a full rules walk-through will be provided at the start of the event.
No coaches will be allowed to be on the gym floor with competitors during their races.
The winner will receive the title of "The Game Changer" and a prize package to be disclosed by the start of The Trial.
Open Qualifier (LevelS 6+): The Open Qualifier is open to ninjas who test at a level 6+ (advanced intermediate through elite) and will be divided into two separate divisions based on age: a Junior Division for competitors ages 9-12 and a Teen Division for competitors ages 13-17.
Beginners Open (Levels 1-5): The Beginners Open is open to ninjas who test at a level 1-5 (beginner through intermediate) and are ages 6-10. This Division will compete in modified versions of The Trial and The Test (no Triumph round).
A competitor's age division is determined by their age as of the start of The Trial. If you are unsure of your level please review our skill level chart prior to registering.
SPRING 2023 PRIZE PACKAGES
First Place: To be announced!
OPEN QUALIFIER (Junior Division: Male and Female)
First Place: All-expense paid trip to the 2023 Barbados Ninja Throwdown!
Includes 2 round-trip airline tickets and 3 night hotel accommodations (total for both valued at up to $1700) and entrance to the competition. Prize is non-transferable and has no cash value. Other terms and conditions may apply.
COMPETITION LOCATIONS, DATES AND REGISTRATION
Friday, April 28th: The trial
The Trial will be held simultaneously in both our Pleasantville, NY and Norwalk, CT locations on Friday, April 28th. The Beginners Open Division will start at 6pm, and the Open Qualifier Divisions (all ages) will start at 8pm. Registration is $20 and available through the links below. First choose your location, and then your division.
Friday, May 5th and Friday, May 12th: the test
The Test will be held in our Norwalk, CT location. The Beginners Open Division will run on Friday, May 5th at 6:30pm. The Open Qualifier Divisions will run on Friday, May 12th at 6:30pm. Registration information will be sent to those competitors that qualify (additional registration fees will apply).
Friday, May 19th: the triumph
The Triumph will be held in our Pleasantville, NY location. The Open Qualifier Divisions will run on Friday, May 19th at 6:30pm. Registration information will be sent to those competitors that qualify (additional registration fees will apply).