Tuesday, June 17, 2008


Have you ever watched this show? Ninja Warrior has become a staple in our house. As it says on the wikipedia page:

Sasuke is a Japanese sports entertainment television special where 100 competitors attempt to complete four obstacle course stages. An edited version, Ninja Warrior, is screened in the United States by G4 and in the United Kingdom by Challenge.

Everyone in our family enjoys this show. Characters are remembered, my son sits still, it's a big thing. They are broadcast in Japanese with subtitles, and the commentators are funny to listen to even though you don't understand what they are saying. The obstacles are challenging...they test not just strength, but agility and balance as well. And as we've watched the same challengers come back again and again, my kids are learning a lesson in perseverence and hard work. The amount of time these athletes train is amazing...some build model courses in their own yards to work out on.

What's the number one thing my son has learned from Ninja Warrior? How to spider walk on my hall walls.

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