10/15/2011 10:36am, #1
Today: a ninja was defeted by none other than ME!
this morning i ran in the st. louis warrior dash. for those of you that don't know, it's a 5k obstacle course.
my starting position was near the end of my wave, but i quickly worked my way to the top quarter of the racers. at about 350 yards into the race, i see a guy dressed in tabi boots, "tactical" black bdu trousers bloused into his nin-toe boots, a black sleeveless gi top and a black belt.
now, for anybody familiar with warrior dash, costuming is common, so i didn't think anything of it until i caught up to him.
on one shoulder he had a mandalorian tattoo, and on the other, a bujinkan kanji tat. he also had a booj shodan patch on the front of his gi.
at that point, i made it my mission to beat him. i may not win the race, but i'll die making sure that he doesn't either. i sprinted ahead of him to the first obstacle, navigated it, and looked over to see him just starting it. sweet, i'm way ahead of him, he wont catch up as long as i just keep working on overtaking the next person ahead of me.
when we get to the second obstacle, he's halfway through it when i'm at the bottom. i didn't see him pass me, i didn't see him start the obstacle, he was just there, like a ninja.....
i flew over the obstacle, in hindsight, the way i navigated it was pretty stupid and dangerous, but i was racing against a ninja!!!! i was fighting for bullshido here.
once again, we are neck and neck on the ground and he stops to catch his breath. i took all the j00 power i could muster, yelled "SHAMA YISROEL!!!!!" and bolted like gezere chasing a white woman. by the time i got to the next obstacle, i couldn't see him anywhere behind me and he wasn't ahead of me.
at the end of the race, i hurdled over 3 sets of flaming logs, swam through a mud pit with a barbed wire ceiling, and pushed ahead through the finish line overtaking 2 racers in the last 10 yards.
ten minutes later, the ninja came limping home. i didn't say anything to him. i just nodded and smiled and walked away thinking to myself, "you suck on the tatami, and you suck on the o-course. **** your ninjitsu; do moar judo."
i got my free beer, downed it, checked the time, and realized i still had a full day ahead of me.
**** yeah it feels good to beat a ninja first thing in the morning. i recommend you all try it at least once before you die.
10/15/2011 10:46am, #2
- Join Date
- Dec 2005
- W. Yorks, UK
10/15/2011 11:25am, #3
- Join Date
- Feb 2009
- San Diego CA
Video or it didn't happen????
Congrats on beating down a deluded larper.
10/15/2011 11:25am, #4
10/15/2011 11:36am, #5
- Join Date
- Oct 2009
- Pilot Point, AK
"I love the smell of burning ninja in the morning."
STB'A in "Obstacopolis Down."
10/15/2011 12:18pm, #6
- Join Date
- Dec 2006
Free beer!!! **** if they did that around here it would cause a stampede!
10/15/2011 12:47pm, #7
If we get proof there should be a tag "Ninja beater" or something"We often joke -- and we really wish it were a joke -- that you will only encounter two basic problems with your 'self-defense' training.
1) That it doesn't work
2) That it does work"
10/15/2011 12:50pm, #8
Congrats. I almost went to that but the prospect of 8 hours total on the road in conjunction with that sucked the fun out of the idea.
10/15/2011 12:51pm, #9
On another note, if you guys wear Bullshido gear at one of these things, take pics of yourself and we'll get you a Competition Team tag.
10/15/2011 12:51pm, #10