Friday, May 26, 2017

Let's Play Team Ninja Warrior Run

With Team Ninja Warrior now airing on the USA Network, William checks out the free Team Ninja Warrior browser game that was recently released called Team Ninja Warrior Run. The game is an endless runner that only requires one button. However, how much does it actually have to do with Team Ninja Warrior?

Friday, April 7, 2017

Final Stage Podcast Episode 24: Ultimate Beastmaster Review: The Next Generation of Obstacle Courses

What happens when you take a show like Ninja Warrior and give it a Hollywood budget? You get Netflix’s Ultimate Beastmaster. The gigantic obstacle course competition featured 108 competitors from 6 countries competing in a real life video game where only one can claim the title. Among those competitors: Kinnikun Nakayama and Yuuji Urushihara. Join William and Arsenette as they review the massive show!

Also, the National Ninja League Season 2 Finals happened and William met Makoto Nagano there! Join us as we discuss the weekend of events, who won, and who to look forward to in ANW 9!

And finally, this is the last episode of the Final Stage Podcast. Arsenette and William reflect on the past two years. Thank you so much for following us on this wild ride.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Thursday, March 30, 2017

ALL THE NINJAS - National Ninja League Season 2 Finals

At the end of Stage 1, all the available competitors from the National Ninja League finals got together to take a giant group photo. Also, a bonus video is at the end to show a small piece of what ninjas like to do in their downtime.

Final Stage Course Overview - National Ninja League Season 2 Finals

Only one stage remains! Take a tour of the final stage of the National Ninja League Finals. Fifteen remain, but only the one competitor who goes the furthest and fastest will be crowned National Ninja League Champion!

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Stage 2 - National Ninja League Season 2 Finals

It's the second stage of the National Ninja League Finals! With a course that tests both strength and speed, how many of the remaining 27 competitors will reach the Final Stage?

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Interview: Mike Bernardo - Finally Knowing What To Do - National Ninja League Season 2 Finals

While at the National Ninja League Finals, I had the chance to talk with longtime fan and competitor Mike Bernardo. Mike goes deep into the ups and downs of the life of a ninja competitor, the obstacles he's trying to overcome, and what he needs to do to one day reach the top of the mountain.

Stage 2 Course Overview - National Ninja League Season 2 Finals

It's stage two! Take a tour of the course the remaining 27 competitors will have to face.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Stage 1 Group 3 - National Ninja League Season 2 Finals

It's the third and final group of stage one! With the only the top competitors left, how many more people will more on to stage two?

Friday, March 24, 2017

Stage 1 Group 2 - National Ninja League Season 2 Finals

Stage 1 continues! Even more people take on the fast paced obstacle course! Will more than 2 people clear the stage this time?

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Interview: David Ravi - Australia's Emerging Ninja Scene - National Ninja League Season 2 Finals

One of my favorite things about the NNL weekend was all the new people I got to meet and interact with. One of those people was David Ravi, a gym owner who traveled with a group of people from Australia to compete in the National Ninja League. David was such a genuinely nice guy that I knew I had to interview him. So join us as we discuss the early stages of the Ninja Warrior scene in Australia and what it's like to train and compete while running your own gym.

Interview: Philip Scott - From Ninja Fan To Ninja Competitor - National Ninja League Season 2 Finals

When I found out that my friend Philip had finally qualified for the National Ninja League Finals, I was ecstatic. Philip is a good guy and I'm glad to see him succeed through his training. So as a reward for achieving his career best, I gave him his first video interview!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Stage 1 Group 1 - National Ninja League Season 2 Finals

Stage one of the National Ninja League Finals begin! For season 2, stage 1 requires competitors to complete 7 obstacles in only 55 seconds. How many people from group 1 will clear the stage?

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Interview: Jon Alexis Jr. - The Giant Among Ninjas - National Ninja League Season 2 Finals

During the National Ninja League Finals, I had the opportunity to talk to Jon Alexis Jr. to discuss Ninja Warrior. Also, we talk about his experiences in both American Ninja Warrior and Team Ninja Warrior!

Stage 1 Course Overview and Demonstration - National Ninja League Season 2 Finals

Here's the course layout and rules for stage one of the National Ninja League Season 2 Finals, featuring demonstrations from Brian Kretsch and Brian Wilczewski!

Monday, March 20, 2017

Quick Look at Makoto Nagano's Booth - National Ninja League Season 2 Finals

At the National Ninja League Finals, Makoto Nagano had a booth where people can take photos with him and buy some merchandise. This video is a very quick look at what the booth looked like, including the banner he was presented with at Sasuke 32 and the red button at the end of stage 1.

Makoto Nagano's Speech - National Ninja League Season 2 Finals

Thanks to the generosity of many, enough money was raised to bring Sasuke Grand Champion Makoto Nagano to the National Ninja League Finals in Concord California to watch the event and meet the many people who were inspired by him. At the end of the event, Nagano gave a speech thanking everyone for making this possible.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Final Stage Podcast Episode 23: Kunoichi 9 Review: Best Kunoichi Ever!

Kunoichi has finally returned and, you know what? It was fantastic! William and Arsenette break down the revival and talk about all the things the show did right.

Also, we discuss the ANW All Star Special, preview the National Ninja League Finals, give our impressions of Ultimate Beastmaster, and more!

Friday, February 3, 2017

Final Stage Podcast Episode 22: Kunoichi Is Back! Esquire Is Dead! Beastmaster has Arrived!

After 7.5 years of inactivity, Kunoichi 9 is finally here! William and Arsenette preview the newly revived show and all the new changes and obstacles the show features. Also, we get ready for Ultimate Beastmaster's debut on Netflix and discuss which two Sasuke competitors will be competing on the course. Unfortunately, we have to discuss the announced cancellation of the Esquire Network and what effect it may have on Sasuke and Ninja Warrior in the future.

Friday, January 6, 2017

Final Stage Podcast Episode 21: Sasuke 3 Review: Keep Rolling, Rolling, Rolling Log

There are many memorable obstacles in Sasuke history. But in Sasuke 3, we saw one of most memorable, and one of the most destructive, obstacles of all time make its debut: The Rolling Log. Through its entire run, the Rolling Log laid many Sasuke hopefuls to waste, especially in Sasuke 3. However, despite its destructive nature, one competitor was able to rocket into superstardom.

Also, we discuss Team Ninja Warrior: College Madness, the return of Kunoichi, Ultimate Beastmaster and some exclusive SASUKE 33 news!