Aussie Ninjas Foil Mugging
Ninjitsu class interrupts attack outside martial arts school
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted May 20, 2010 8:52 AM CDT
Updated May 23, 2010 10:25 AM CDT
The would-be muggers fled in panic when students from the Ninja Senshi Ryu school emerged, the instructor says.   (Shutter Stock)

(Newser) – A gang of would-be muggers picked the worst dark alley in Sydney to attack their victim—right outside the gates of a ninja school. A student at the Japanese martial arts school saw the attack and raised the alarm. The attackers hotfooted it as five black-clad ninjas ran out, the Times of London reports. Police arrested two muggers and are seeking the third.

"We started running at them, yelling and everything. These guys have turned around and seen five ninjas in black ninja uniforms running towards them. They just bolted," ninja trainer Kaylan Soto said. "You should have seen their faces when they saw us in ninja gear coming towards them. I've never seen guys running that fast." The victim, who suffered minor injuries, could have escaped the attack if he'd had a few ninjitsu lessons, he added.