About Real Life Ninja Academy

Discover the incredible benefits of Real Life Ninja training!

People fail, fall, and falter throughout life. At Real Life Ninja Academy, children and adults learn how to analyze, improve, and approach obstacles. Our unique facilities are custom designed to be fun and challenging, teaching the sport of Ninja to students of all ages and levels. We want to provide an innovative way for you to have fun and push yourself. Our kids classes and camps are geared towards learning the basics while adult and advanced one-on-one classes teach more techniques to prepare you for competition. Most of our staff and many of our students have been Ninja Warrior competitors, and even many of our young students have competed on Ninja Warrior Junior!

“Together we will overcome obstacles!”


Drew Drechsel

Ninja Warrior Champion & Company Co-Owner

The “Real Life Ninja” started New Era Ninjas in the spring of 2015. He opened Real Life Ninja Academy in January of 2017 and now coaches over 350 Ninjas per week. Drew has designed all of the equipment, the curriculum and has personally trained the staff of all current locations.

Co-owner Tom Alberti began as a competitive gymnast in 1982, and went on be a gymnastics coach and gym owner since 1995. Tom and Drew worked together starting New Era Ninjas at Tom’s gym, and now are dedicated to expanding the Real Life Ninja Academy across the country.

Drew’s Pro Stats
  • 7 time Ninja Warrior Competitor
  • 6 time Mount Midoriyama Veteran – 2016 Top Finisher
  • 5 time Sasuke Commpetitor – 2016 Top Finisher
  • Sasuke Malaysia Gold Medalist 2015
  • USA vs The World 2015/2016
  • Team Ninja Warrior 2015/2016
  • National Ninja League 2016 Championship Silver Medalist
  • National Ninja League 2017 & 2018 Championship Gold Medalist

Our Facilities

Get an idea of what you'll find at the Real Life Ninja Academy!