Ninja is a fun way to workout, but it's also a sport. As with all sports, there is an opportunity to show your competitive side. Ninja competitions help improve strength in a challenging, yet supportive environment. At Four Star Ninja Academy, we want to give everyone the opportunity to experience ninja in all its glory. We currently have 3 leagues for ninjas ages 6 through Master (age 40+)!
Area Qualifier @Four Star Ninja
Regionals @ Four Star Ninja
Qualifiers @ Four Star Ninja
Sectionals @ Four Star Ninja
This event is hosted by Four Star Ninja Academy and is a sanctioned event by UNAA. Allowed age range is 6 years old on up - based on your age as of January 1, 2024. Athletes won’t know exactly what the course will be until the night before the event when course walk-through videos are sent out. The course is designed by a Four Star Ninja Academy course designer in line with the Ultimate Ninja Athlete Association (UNAA) rules for the best ninja experience possible.
UNAA Area Qualifier: To compete and have the chance to qualify for UNAA Regionals, participating athletes MUST join the UNAA (Ultimate Ninja Athlete Association) BEFORE you compete. And place in the top 50% of their division.
Course: 7-15 obstacles and you are allowed 3 fails before time stops (athlete may still complete the course)
Points: Obstacles are 1 point unless noted. 2 point obstacles are more difficult and have a halfway point which is clearly stated in rules and marked on the course.
* based on age as of January 1st, 2024
7 and Under Boys
7 and Under Girls
9 and Under Boys
9 and Under Girls
11 and Under Boys
11 and Under Girls
13 and Under Boys
13 and Under Girls
15 and Under Boys
15 and Under Girls
Over 40 Men
Over 40 Women
$50 for all competitors
Need To Know
Waivers must be signed!
~Spectators cost $5 at the door.
We joined the Federation of International Ninja Athletics (FINA) because they follow our business model - it is not us against each other, but us against the obstacles. FINA gives you the opportunity to compete with ninjas from all over.
The founders of FINA have been collectively active within the ninja community as athletes, gym owners, and parents since 2013. Identification of what was missing from the sport, and close to two years of conversations and planning, led to the birth of FINA. This league prides itself in event uniformity, without taking away the creativity or flavor of each gym.
The value that athletes receive from a FINA event is second to none. The ability to pick which type of course suits an athlete, or run two courses provides value! We understand that people have a limited amount of “Ninja Dollars“, so making sure that we pack a ton of value onto each event is our top priority!
The sport has grown exponentially, but not without saturation. Helping gyms, athletes, and the sport all grow together at a healthy pace is the most important thing that a league can provide. FINA works actively with affiliate gyms to aid their growth, and bring as many athletes to their events as possible
A FINA competition will be comprised of two disciplined events with one focused on speed, and one focused on endurance. An official FINA event can consist of either a Speed event, and Endurance event, or both.
Every FINA Speed course will consist of the following structured format:
1. Agility Obstacle
2. Aerial Obstacle
3. Balance Obstacle
4. Upper Body Obstacle
5. Aerial Obstacle 6. Balance Obstacle
7. Upper Body/Aerial Obstacle
8. Ascension Obstacle
Athletes that compete in a FINA Endurance event, will be tested with a twelve (12) obstacle course (“Course”) designed to push the athlete to the limit, exhausting all major muscle groups.
AGE GROUPING Both FINA Speed and FINA Endurance athletes will be permitted to compete in the following age groupings based on the athlete’s age on January 1 2024
a. 7U (7 and Under)
b. 9U (8-9 Year Old)
c. 11U (10-11 Year Old)
d. 13U (12-13 Years Old)
e. 15U (14-15 Years Old)
f. Adult (16-39 Years Old)
g. Masters (40+ Years Old)
Check In Times Saturday Endurance: (TIMES ARE TENANTIVE AND MAY CHANGE)
7u - 10am
9u - 11am
13u/15u/Masters - 2pm
Adults - 4pm
Check In Times for Sunday Speed:
7u - 10AM
9u - 11AM
Masters / Adults - 3:30pm
Athletes are allowed to compete up 1 age group with the exception of Masters.
We are excited to announce that we have joined the North Central Ninja Series, exclusive to residents in ND, SD, MN, WI, and IA. Gym owners from 5 states have teamed up to be a part of this regional league. Each gym will host a qualifier, and at the end of the season one gym will host the finals. This is great opportunity to gain experience at other gyms in the region and compete without having to travel cross-country for finals.
605 Ninja (SD)