Posts Tagged ‘Sasuke 26’

Short Clip of Me in Sasuke 26 in Japan

Sunday, January 9th, 2011

As all ninjas know, the ultimate goal of competing on American Ninja Warrior is getting a chance to go to Japan to compete in Sasuke (Ninja Warrior), the ultimate obstacle course. Ironically, although I competed in American Ninja Warrior and NOT Sasuke, I was NOT shown on American Ninja Warrior when it aired here in America but DID have a brief clip shown when Sasuke was aired in Japan :-) When Sasuke aired in Japan it had a little segment prior to the first of the Americans running the course, sort of explaining the whole American Ninja Warrior concept as a feeder to Sasuke and a way of selecting the 10 studs who constituted “Team America”. In this brief introductory segment, there is a sequence of three spectacular wipe-outs on American Ninja Warrior. I’m the third guy who falls from the Spider Wall and then emerges from the water shouting at the 20 second mark.

I suppose it’s cool that I got briefly aired in Japan…I’m like David Hasselhoff, nobody here in America but I’m huge in Japan! Seriously, I don’t like seeing myself fall in the water, but I guess it is sort of cool that I got shown in Japan for 3 seconds, ground zero for my Ninja Warrior dream. Now only 14 minutes and 57 seconds of fame left!

American Ninja Warrior 2 Starts Dec 8th

Thursday, November 11th, 2010

American Ninja Warrior 2 will begin airing on G4 on Wednesday December 8th.  Unlike last year where I believe they did a marathon and showed all the episodes back-to-back over the weekend, I think this year they will show a couple of episodes each Wednesday night for a couple of months.  There is more good American Ninja Warrior content this year as they have added a bunch of hours (technical programming term) with an expanded format.  I think the first few episodes will cover the insane opening round at Venice Beach where 200-300 competitors took their shot at the great 6 obstacle course they put together.  The next few episodes will show the semifinals where the top 30 competitors with the best times run an expanded 8 obstacle course hoping to make the top 15 finalists.  These top 15 finalists (next group of episodes) then move into a house Big Brother and Ultimate Fighter style to live together and compete against each over a week for the coveted 10 spots on Team America that would go to Japan to compete in the next Ninja Warrior competition (Sasuke 26).  Obviously the last few episodes is this team of 10 and how the do in Japan.  Should be great…can’t wait to see it all!  Set your calendars!