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General Questions

International Xcellence Games League is founded and organized by competitive athletes and it’s open to everyone that is willing to have their physical and mental skills challenged in an organized and safe environment.


Given the fact that every competition course will be known ahead of time when  everyone will get to train and practice the skills to clear the course successfully IXGL welcomes everyone to compete, including the course designers and gyms  staff.


The Founders of IXGL are active competitors and they will lead by example, motivating and inspiring everyone to compete. You will be seeing their names on the IXGL Leaderboards.

The Mission of International Xcellence Games League is to encourage participation in the Ninja Sport internationally by providing a competitive platform based on experience points (XPs) to be ranked in multiple experience leaderboards (XLs), to collaborate with the Obstacle Multisports to meet the requirements of the International Olympic Committee and the International Paralympic Committee for recognition and acceptance of Ninja Sport in the Olympic Games.

All adult and youth competitors must register with IXGL to have their scores aggregated in the international Leaderboards. Membership in IXGL differs from country to country based on the local economical purchasing power.


Your membership will not only rank your results and experience level in the Leaderboards but also give you access to the IXGL app that will offer great content and features to keep you motivated to train and compete, to connect and interact with fellow athletes from around the world.


We are a not for profit organization, your contribution and participation will drive the success of the League. Our purpose is to serve the international ninja sport communities and ensure that the sport of ninja will be around for a long time.

Each participating Gym will host competitions once a month, when a  predetermined course will be set up for participants to compete and accumulate  XPs for their placings in the IXGL leaderboards.


The course can be presented to  the Gyms members earlier in the month when they can train and practice the  skills to conquer the course to their best physical and mental abilities. The Gyms  may present their courses online as well to attract the interest of more  participants in their areas. The same course shall be available for a 4 week  period (3 weeks of training/preparation and competition held on the 4th week).

To ensure the fairness of XPs awarded across the competitions and Gyms, since some Gyms have different obstacles than other Gyms, IXGL will provide guidelines in the form of an Obstacles Catalog comprising of difficulty categories for each obstacle.

Scoring questions

An objective and  merit reward system based on experience points (XPs) representing the  Competitors’ skill levels shall be used in all Regional and Continental qualifying  competitions.


Top 10 percentile male & female competitors in each age and experience level group  will move up on to the next Leaderboard and bottom 5  percentile male and female  competitors demote to lower Leaderboard. IXGL uses a scoring system for each competition on a League course.  Everyone registered to compete must make an honest effort to run the full  course.


Each competitor that participates in IXGL is starting their run with 15  points. If they run the course with no mistakes the 15 XP accumulate to their  placing in Leaderboards.

Each competition will offer the competitors a chance  to score bonus XPs.  Three obstacles will be awarded with bonus points if cleared successfully as follows: 1st obstacle will award 2 XPs, 2nd obstacle will award 3 XPs and the 3rd will award 5XPs. First bonus obstacle should be the second obstacle in the course, second bonus obstacle at the middle point of the course and the third bonus obstacle before the last obstacle of the course. These  obstacles are to be presented during the walkthrough.

Competitors are allowed 3 strikes and 3 retries. If 3 strikes occur 5 XP will be deducted  from the 15 participation XP that count towards their competitive experience  and placing in Leaderboards. If a competitor completes the course with 1 strike,  13 XP are rewarded, if a competitor completes the course with 2 strikes 12  XP are rewarded.


Again a course completed with no strikes receives 15 XP  plus the bonus points. On the 3rd, last strike the points stop accruing but the competitor may choose to finish the course or stop. Depending how long it may take to complete the reminder of the course the Head Judge may make the call to end the run.


There are a pool of 3 retries that the competitor may choose to strategize on which obstacles he/she should use. If a Strike occurs on a bonus obstacle, bonus XPs may not be awarded on a Retry of the obstacle. Bonus XPs can be kept only if the competitor completes the course, otherwise they are void

XPs comes 1st followed by the number of Retries, followed by Time. For example competitors that have the most XPs with fewer or no Retries and the fastest/shortest time place higher.

After the completion of each obstacle the competitor has a maximum of 20 seconds to be on the next obstacle. A 5 seconds countdown should be given to the athlete at which time his/her hands or feet should be in contact and moving on the next obstacle. Wrapped wall will have a max 30 seconds between each attempt.


XPs for each competitor accumulate in progressive leaderboards, each leaderboard representing the experience the competitors have. They are Intro, Intermediate, Advanced and Elite. There are also Leaderboards for Gym Teams, Countries and Continents.

There are three parts to the year long IXGL competitive season.  The Continental Regions starts with qualifiers in March through September, followed by World Championship from September to January and World Finals in February.

At this moment the minimum age limit is 14. Competitors’ age will be determined at the beginning of the season, whatever  age the competitor is when the season begins, that is the age group he/she must  compete in all season long. Youth Female/Male may choose to compete as adults if they wish, but they can not also compete as Youth if they choose Adult division.

Competitors are encouraged to compete in as many qualifying competitions as  they can to build up their XP and move up in the Leaderboards but for the Finals placement best 3 scores will be considered. At each IXGL  competition top 10 percentile of each age group moves up to the next Leaderboard and the last 5 percentile competitors in each age group get demoted to the previous  Leaderboard.

XPs accumulate with each competition into an Overall Leaderboard for each  season. The XPs carry on and accumulate in the Overall Leaderboard for all  seasons but after the advancement or demotion each competitor starts the new Leaderboard with 0 XP.

The most points will be received for 1st place in a division and least amount of  points to the last place finisher in a division.

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