Formats

There are three different formats for ninja competitions. Each format tests the athlete’s ability using a different scoring system. The different formats can be compared to the different events at a track and field meet or the different routines from gymnastics.

All formats focus on athletes completing obstacles but each ninja competition format has it’s own rules and standards to govern how the competitions are structured. 

Read summaries of the formats below or click the links in the slide show to see more in-depth summaries of the different ninja competition formats. 

FULL COURSE

Every obstacle matters in this format. Athletes will attempt to do all the obstacles in a ninja course within a time limit. Athletes will be ranked by who completed the hardest obstacles!

FLOW COURSE

Perfection is key in this format! Athletes will attempt to do all the obstacles in a ninja course without falling off or touching something out of bounds. Athletes will be ranked by who completed the most obstacles in succession in the least time.

SKILLS

Obstacle Specialists will find the skills format very exciting. Skills competitions isolate obstacles from ninja courses and allow athletes to show case their obstacle specific abilities on different types of obstacle.