Sho Kosugi
Self Defense &
Ninjaerobics®
Airing on ICN
INTERNATIONAL CHANNEL NETWORK
Saturday Nights Beginning: March 16,1996
Prime Time
6pm PST * 8 pm CST * 9pm EST


Sho Kosugi, the seven-time World Karate Champion is recognized worldwide as the man who introduced the Ninja concept to the world in movies such as "Enter the Ninja," "Revenge of the Ninja," "Ninja III: The Domination," and "Pray for Death". The agreement with ICN provides for 52 weekly TV shows starring Mr. Kosugi began airing in prime time Saturday night, March 16, 1996 at 6pm PST, 8pm CST and 9pm EST.
The unique and timely concept for this weekly half-hour show combining self-defense with aerobic exercise is created and produced by Sho Kosugi and Atlantic Syndication Network. The benefit of NINJAEROBICS® is that while practicing aerobics, you are learning self-defense techniques. This segment is a fun workout with Sho and six beautiful ladies in glamourous costumes who demonstrate how to move, get in shape and defend yourself. Each show features a visit to Japan, China, Korea and other countries in the Orient where Sho visits respected masters from different styles of martial arts. In one segment of the show, THINK SAFE, Sho and his assistants instruct the audience how to respond or react in a threatening situation where self-defense is required.
Born in Tokyo, Mr. Kosugi started his martial arts training at the age of six. By the time he was 18, he was already named All-Japan Karate champion. He relocated to Los Angeles in 1968, and by 1974 he had captured six hundred sixty-three trophies and cups for his martial arts skills. Two films from the orient started his acting career. In addition to the Ninja films, Mr. Kosugi starred in other films such as "Black Eagle" with Jean-Claude Van Damme, "Blind Fury" with Rutger Hauer and "Shogun Mayeda," aka "Journey of Honor," with Christopher Lee, Toshiro Mifune, John Rhys-Davies and Polly Walker. Sho has also appeared in a number of television shows and starred in the NBC Ninja television series "The Master" with Lee Van Cleef.