10 White People Who Inexplicably Became Ninjas

Ninjutsu, the art of the ninja, is an ancient, closely guarded tradition of stealth, martial arts and assassination that is only taught to the most skilled of Japanese warriors… and pretty much any white dude who happens to be in the neighborhood. Seriously, it’s like ninjas have their own version of Affirmative Action … » 3/22/13 10:00am 3/22/13 10:00am

60 seconds of hot ninja-on-ninja action, courtesy of G.I. Joe:…

One of the first G.I. Joe movie's (many, many) problems was that the best fight scene in the movie was between two 10-year-olds. While the Joes and Cobras were dicking around, little Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow beat the shit out of each other, and now it looks like their adult selves are ready for a rematch just as… » 3/11/13 10:11am 3/11/13 10:11am

Seriously Amazing (and Funny) G.I. Joe Cosplay on a Real Aircraft…

It's about time that ninjas did something for charity, and that's why the Cobra 1st Legion was formed. The group is full of G.I. Joe cosplayers who dress up, visit cool locations around the SF Bay Area, and raise money for tons of worthy charities. Check out some pictures from their amazing photoshoots, below. » 2/11/13 8:20am 2/11/13 8:20am

G.I. Joe: Retaliation would like to remind you that it's chock full of…

Now that they've converted the film to 3-D and (reportedly) increased its Channing Tatum levels, Paramount needs to remind people that the G.I. Joe movie sequel Retaliation is actually coming out on March 29th (unless they decide to postpone it again at the last second). Step one: 1) this new trailer, full of new… » 1/23/13 11:52am 1/23/13 11:52am

This is the "ultimate ninja battle"

I'm not entirely sure what film this is from, but judging from the flaming sai, we're dealing with a duel from the oeuvre of famed martial arts director Godfrey Ho (more Ho-ness here). Fire extinguisher nunchaku, flamethrower sai, sparkler shoes — according to CDT Crew, we are indeed witnessing the "ultimate ninja… » 10/16/12 9:45am 10/16/12 9:45am

27 Of The Most Insane Martial Arts Battles Ever Filmed

We here at io9 love a good mind-melting martial arts battle between ninjas, kung fu masters, or two perplexed extras who have no self-defense training whatsoever. » 10/03/12 11:15am 10/03/12 11:15am

Meet Iran's 3,500-woman-strong ninja army

To round out their squadron of flying boats and UFO project, an estimated 3,500 Iranian women are training in Japanese ninjutsu, according to a state-run news station. It's official — the Iranian government is in cahoots with COBRA from G.I. Joe. » 2/05/12 10:45am 2/05/12 10:45am

Do not end your kung fu film with boob lasers

We've seen some particularly inept ways to wrap up martial arts films, but the 1982 magical kung fu flick Ninja In The Dragon's Den takes bad movie endings to zeniths that have not been replicated in the last 30 years. » 2/03/12 4:30pm 2/03/12 4:30pm

Ninja attack engagement photos add much-needed katanas to marriage

We've seen zombie apocalypse family portraits and undead assault engagement photos. Now, a couple from Queens, New York have illustrated the Ashford-And-Simpson-like sturdiness of their pending nuptials with a photo series depicting a shinobi attack in Brooklyn's Prospect Park. » 12/18/11 8:00am 12/18/11 8:00am

If you decapitate a ninja with a boomerang, he just ain't dead

In the 1966 Toei fantasy flick The Magic Serpent, the hero Ikazuchi-Maru is ambushed by a gang of boomerang-wielding ninjas (who are way more dangerous than hula-hoop-wielding ninjas). » 8/01/11 9:15am 8/01/11 9:15am