Thursday, May 20, 2010

Ninjas in the news

Like this Far Side cartoon come to life, but arguably better, "ninjas" in Sydney came to the rescue of a mugging victim.  I kid you not:
Ninjas rescue Sydney mugging victim

A German exchange student was reportedly rescued from a violent assault in western Sydney after a group of men dressed as ninjas confronted his attackers.

Two teens and a 20-year-old allegedly initially approached the 27-year-old medical student while he was on a train on Tuesday night and demanded he hand over his wallet.

When the student refused and got off the train the three allegedly followed him.

But the trio allegedly chose to launch their assault on the man in the most inopportune spot — outside the Ninja Senshi Ryu martial arts school in Penrith at around 10:10pm.

As they allegedly grabbed the student's iPod and phone and kicked him to the ground, one of the ninjas raised the alarm with his teacher Kaylan Soto and fellow ninjas, all of whom came rushing out to help.

"The first thing we saw was three guys on top of him, so we ran towards them," Mr Soto told ninemsn.

"The look on their faces — they would have seen five guys in ninja costumes running towards them."

I also cannot recommend the Algorithm March (with Ninjas!) highly enough:


John said...

That's quite a scene I would have loved to see on tape. Can't imagine how those guys would've felt, but I bet they were fortunate to not thinking of resisting ninjas. Anyway, that video is Classic! Hilarious to the bone!

Littlefair said...

Can you imagine!? It's what these guys had been waiting for ALL their lives! Or at least for as long as they'd trained...

I love the quote (from here:

"We just ran outside and started running at them, yelling and everything," said ninja master Kaylan Soto.

This must be standard modern ninja methodology, "yelling and everything". When I was a boy ninjas were about stealth...Sheesh.