An Egyptian ninja enthusiast is showcasing his moves and techniques—right at home on his own farm. After learning the martial art of Ninjutsu in Libya, he’s now training young people in his own country. Here’s more.
Dressed in dark garb, and wielding a special sword.
This ninja lover is executing unique moves and tricks, on a green field in the Nile Delta city of Zagazig, Egypt.
The Egyptian has fulfilled his childhood dream, by turning his farm into a martial arts training ground.
“When I was young, I used to imitate the Ninja Turtles, Raphael, Donatello, and Michelangelo. I liked them because they were the good guys, and Schneider (Shredder) was the bad guy, I was so attached to them.”
The 45-year-old is better known by the name, “Abouda Ninja”.
His love for karate, kung fu and parkour started when he was young.
Abouda met his personal trainer during a work trip to Libya in 1999—who led him down the path to become a professional Ninjutsu practitioner.
This ninja practices with swords of his own making. But emphasizes they’re used only for training purposes.
“Ninja weapons are divided to three parts, one is sharp, one is soft, and another that is thrown.”
Upon his return to Egypt in 2011, Abouda began teaching parkour and Ninjutsu.
He also trains hobbyists in parkour and breakdancing.
“I don’t train anyone professionally, but I really wish the sport would be more widespread. I also want parkour to be widespread, I’m thankfully one of those who founded parkour in Egypt. As for Ninjutsu, I mostly train army and police personnel as those are the ones who protect the country. I can’t train anyone on Ninja because there are weapons and some very dangerous techniques that I cannot teach to just anyone.”
Abouda hopes more young Egyptians will take part in healthy sports—and keep themselves out of trouble.
He says young people are the future of the country.