Yes, its true. The obstacles on American Ninja warrior are really really cool. They are all built by a company called ATS. (I may or may not work for them, shhhhh) Beyond that, Ninjas of all ages are left to practice on backyard courses and local ninja gyms if possible. I learned everything i know from traveling around to all of the best backyard courses!
Getting to try crazy obstacles over and over again taught me so much. I learned obstacles can be scary. Ive been scared, quite a few times actually. Make sure if you are at a friends house or have your own course that there is enough padding to have safe falls. No one should get hurt on the course! The most important thing Ive learned from backyard courses is to go for it. If everything is safe, try. Go for it and if you don’t get it go for it again. You WILL get it.
Here is a video that i made just for you of some of my favorite backyard course obstacles. Some have been on the show, and the others may end up classic ninja challenges in the future. These are from backyards all around the country so feel free to reach out and find a backyard course near you!