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For Immediate Release

Bull Riding Ninja to Compete in American Ninja Warrior – Season 10

BA Ninja Warrior Gym Grand Opening this Saturday to Celebrate!

Tulsa, OK – Fans of American Ninja Warrior (ANW) and professional bull riding, America’s most extreme sport, will once more get to see two of their favorite passions collide when Oklahoma’s own Venn Johns, THE Bull Riding Ninja, returns to American Ninja Warrior this year to compete in ANW’s Season 10.

Johns, owner and operator of the brand new, state of the art American Ninja Warrior training facility in Broken Arrow, OK, is returning to ANW – Season 10 with renewed determination. During his 2017 ANW – Season 9 competition, Johns, in spite of not quite making it to the finals in Las Vegas, so impressed producers with his story, background, overall ability and coarse skills that they invited him to Las Vegas to serve as an “obstacles tester” for Season 9 Finals and to return for Season 10 competition.

“I have been hoping for the call and training for this moment since I hit the water attempting the Bouncing Spider on the coarse last year. I am focused and I am determined to make it.”

Johns will head to Dallas, TX, one of the six ANW competition qualifier markets, March 25th and 265th to compete at Fair Park where he hopes to press the buzzer signifying he’s made it to the next round in Las Vegas.

Coinciding with his ANW selection news, Johns proudly announces the Grand Opening event for the long awaited official American Ninja Warrior training facility, BA Ninja Warrior, on Saturday, March 3rd.  Unlike any facility of its type, BA Ninja Warrior features a myriad of offerings from which aspiring American Ninja Warriors, professional bull riders and athletes from various disciplines can choose. It is Oklahoma’s first and only American Ninja Warrior, Professional Bull Riding, Professional Bull Fighting, Horse Jockey, Parkour training and recovery services center. This 10,000 foot facility offers training for athletes ages 4 and up who want to become the best they can be.

Grand Opening activities are scheduled from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday and will include free services sampling featuring a three hour open gym session, 5 minute massages, 15 min cupping, food prep classes, and more. BA Ninja Warrior instructors will provide demonstrations and offer instruction to open gym participants as well. Ninjas from ANW seasons will make guest appearances and door prizes will be offered throughout the day including gym memberships, cryo sessions, day passes for open gym sessions and other exciting items and activities. Additionally, food, beverage and gym merchandise will available for purchase on Saturday.

Event attendees and participants will be expected to sign a waiver and adhere to all gym rules.  BA Ninja Warrior Rules are as follows.

  1. All participants must sign an official waiver
  2. All participants must be respectful to and mindful of everyone and their space in the facility.
  3. Other than official BA Ninja Warrior instructors, no one may touch anything painted yellow.
  4. Everyone MUST have fun! (Or Venn will revoke your Ninja card!)

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About Venn Johns 

Venn, now known as “THE Bull Riding Ninja,” has invested his entire life doing things to make him the best he can be at whatever he sets his mind to. Being the oldest professional bull rider competing at the most elite level of bull riding, he finds training for the American Ninja Warrior and several recovery techniques allows him to continue to be competitive with bull riders and ninjas half his age. He has more than 20 years of experience that started with the U.S. Olympic training center in Pueblo, CO when he was just 15 years old to training with the legendary PRCA World Champion bull rider, Gary Leffew. His philosophy for life and athletics were shaped by ideas stemming from Bruce Lee; Take bits and pieces of information from all available learning opportunities and use them to create your own unique discipline.

This life philosophy has spurred Venn toward a long and diverse list of achievements. Some of his accomplishments through the years include: U.S. National Men’s Gymnastics team member, Oklahoma University full gymnastics scholarship recipient, NCAA All American (gymnastics), Professional MMA Fighter (14-3 record), Black Best in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Karate, Championship bull riding title - South America, multiple association finals contestant and American Ninja Warrior competitor.

About BA Ninja Warrior

BA Ninja Warrior is Oklahoma’s first Professional Bull Riding, American Ninja Warrior, Professional Bull Fighting, Horse Jockey, Parkour training and recovery services center. It is a 10,000 foot facility located in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma for training athletes ages 4 and up. Aspiring individuals who want to become the best they can be at any aspect of life or try to be the next American Ninja Warrior, are all welcome!

Ninja classes, bull riding training, birthday parties, parkour, rock climbing, basic tumbling, grip and agility, stretching, yoga, corporate events, team building, massage, dry sauna, cryo therapy, meditation room and compression are some of the amenities that can be found at BA Ninja Warrior.