At Brooklyn Ninja Academy, children and adults of all skill levels learn how to analyze, approach, and conquer ninja warrior obstacles. Our challenging and unique obstacles reflect those seen on NBC’s American Ninja Warrior.
Have fun and push yourself to new limits! Kids classes are geared towards learning the basics, adult classes are designed for all levels, and advanced one-on-one classes prepare athletes for competition. Many of our staff and students have been Ninja Warrior competitors, and even some of our young students have competed on American Ninja Warrior Junior.
Frantz Theodore, Florida raised, is a New York trained athlete and performer who specializes in ninja warrior, parkour, and tumbling. Frantz has done stunts for short films, sketches, and music videos, including recently for David Guetta. You may see him tumbling and breakdancing for the NBA’s Long Island Nets. As an athletic educator, Frantz has been teaching for over six years. And trains both children and adults to fall in love with the art of movement and be the best that they can be!
Darion Bennet is a ninja coach, teacher, trainer, and obstacle course competitor. Teaching ninja is his passion, and his students range from children in preschool all the way to adults in both private and class sessions. He has helped lead over 50 athletes (as well as himself) to Regional and World championships for the National Ninja League. Darion has appeared on Seasons 10 and 14 of NBC’s American Ninja Warrior.
Coach Ashante has trained parkour for over 10 years. He coaches children in both class and party settings, while engaging in a mild amount of tomfoolery – while always focused on technique and building strength to help others achieve their goals. A bit of a self-described nerd, Ashante relates to kids about comic books and video games. While they are often mistaken for one another, Coaches Cleon and Ashante are not the same person, nor are they related.
Coach Nico spent the last year at New York City Ninja Academy in Manhattan, and as a new Brooklyn resident is excited to make the move to our new Brooklyn location. Nico was introduced to ninja warrior through his background in rock climbing, which he has been practicing and coaching for 8 years. Rock climbers make great ninjas for many reasons, including grip strength. Nico believes that a fearless mindset and healthy body lead to success. Nico guides students to grow and help each other succeed in practice, competition, and in life off the mats!
Jordan Carr is our youngest coach, yet possibly our most accomplished in ninja. Jordan is a 2 time National Ninja League World Champion, she appeared on American Ninja Warrior Junior Seasons 2 and 3, and is appearing on American Ninja Warrior Season 14, where she was the youngest woman ever to hit a buzzer. Her ninja coach is ANW’s 12-time veteran, Flip Rodriguez, and she brings a level of intensity to her coaching that she learned from Flip. Jordan is also a former competitive rock climber and member of Team USA Speed Climbing team.
Great coaches! I would highly recommend sending your kids to train at this fantastic facility. Everyone is top notch.
This was a blast! My kids took part in an introductory session and loved it! Both instructors were attentive, knowledgeable, and patient. Stressing safety and inclusion, my kids came away from this feeling empowered.
Fun and engaging for kids and adults! Warped walls, balance obstacles, and a million other challenging stations to conquer!
Great place for kids. My son wants to go there daily.
This place is awesome! My 6 year old loves his class. The staff is great with the kids. I would recommend this to anyone looking to try out something new.
We celebrated my daughter’s 10th birthday at NY Ninja Academy. My 12 year old son and his friend joined in the party. Everyone had a wonderful time. The staff was great with the kids. On the way home the 6 kids I had in the car could not stop talking about the instructors and how much fun they had. Highly recommend.
Wow! By far the best birthday experience my 3 sons ever had. Our instructors were amazing teaching 10 energetic boys! We will definitely be signing up for classes. Great facility too!
My girls have been taking classes here since they opened. Love the place and the people! So welcoming and affirming!
My 16 year old son loves every moment he spends at NYC Ninja. He enjoys all the people and staff. It’s like a family gathering and not like a gym.
My wife and I visited as drop-ins, and our coach was excellent at explaining the obstacles, giving feedback, and progressions for obstacles we weren’t able to complete. This was NOT an easy course but was fun and challenging. I never realized how scared I’d be of trying the warped wall! Some obstacles are permanent and some rotate out. We don’t live in this area, we were visiting, but we will look forward to returning here!!!
Great gym! Came all the way from Ohio and was worth every mile traveled!
A great place for kids. They balance fun, discipline, mental and physical strength. They teach them to use skill, intelligence and effort to overcome challenges. And while it is about individual achievement, you are not competing with others but only yourself and what you are personally capable of achieving. Everyone is in it together and striving towards the same goals. The various instructors that I have met have been excellent with the children – combining fun, learning, implementing rules, ensuring fairness and being patience while maintaining control.
These guys are amazing with kids… patient and caring while being fun and safe all at the same time! Highly recommend.
Great open facility! Very clean and organized. The coaches are awesome with the kids!