The Federation of International Ninja Athletics was formed out of the sport’s need for three major things:
The founders of FINA have been collectively active within the ninja community as athletes, gym owners, and parents since 2013. Identification of what was missing from the sport, and close to two years of conversations and planning led to the birth of FINA. To be able to walk into a FINA event anywhere in the world, regardless of where it is being held, and know what to expect is absolutely paramount. FINA prides itself in event uniformity, without taking away the creativity or flavor of each gym.
The value that athletes receive from a FINA event is second to none. The ability to either pick which type of course suits an athlete, or the ability to run two courses provides value! We understand that people have a limited amount of “Ninja Dollars“, so making sure that we pack a ton of value onto each event is our top priority!
The sport has grown exponentially, but not without saturation. FINA is not afraid to turn down affiliate gym applications from those that don’t meet FINA’s high standards of quality and safety regulations. Helping gyms, athletes, and the sport all grow together, at a healthy pace is the most important thing that a league can provide. FINA works actively with affiliate gyms to aid their growth, and bring as many athletes to their events as possible.
FINA does NOT restrict any gym or athlete from participating in any other competitions or organizations. Ninja warrior is a community driven sport, and we believe that the more opportunities that athletes have to compete, the more the sport will flourish! Our owners are very hands-on; always feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns you have!