Dan practices his ninja skills at Ultimate Ninja UK to prep him for the LEGO Ninjago Movie game!

Both the movie and game are out now!

The LEGO Ninjago Movie Videogame is out now, and to make sure I’m ready to battle on the game, I was taken for some ninja training to celebrate the release!

At Ultimate Ninja UK in Essex, I was put through my paces by some elite ninja warriors to get me ready for the sneaking, leaping and swinging that being a ninja involves!

I’d seen stuff like this on the telly all the time, with celebs taking on assault courses and usually falling over.

If you’re like me here, you laugh at them and instantly think it looks so easy and that you could do much better…

Well, you’re wrong. You can’t. It’s so hard!

First up, it was leaping across some slanted platforms.

The best tactic for this was to run and jump full throttle, because you needed the speed to bounce off a trampoline onto a rope net straight after!

Climbing under the net, hanging on sneakily like a ninja, it was then time to tip-toe over balance beams, before flying on a rope swing straight onto some monkey bars.

Vaulting between freezing cold bars in the sky, I needed to save all my energy for the final surge. One blast of force up a half-pipe.

Charging up a slippery, vertical slope before clinging onto the ledge with all the might my fingers could muster, and hauling myself up to the ledge.

At the end, with a few Playstations in sight ahead, the new LEGO Ninjago Movie Videogame all ready to play, I flipped off the platform, spinning through the sky to collapse on an air bag underneath.

Doing ninja training helped me discover aches in muscles I never knew I had, it helped me test all types of physical and mental skills, and it exhausted me so much I could barely walk after… which was fine, because I got loads of time on my sofa at home playing the LEGO Ninjago Movie Videogame!

Which is much more fun than being a ninja in real life!

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