If you have read the manga or watched the anime, you will know that Naruto and the other ninjas run in a very unique way. You may not be able to run as fast as Naruto, but you can imitate his style. Step forward with your right foot. Next, lean forward with your back straight and hold your forehead up to see where you are going. Keep both arms straight behind your back. When you're ready to run, think of your favorite Naruto fight scenes and sprint!
Part 1 of 2: Prepare to Run
Step 1. Wear comfortable clothing that is easy to move around
Try to act like Naruto to get into character and consider dressing like him if possible. Make sure to wear slippers. Choose a smooth running surface, a space without many obstacles to trip over.
Step 2. Be aware that running like Naruto is not the proper way to run, and could cause injury
Typically, people run with their arms and legs propelling in unison to make each step more powerful. In the Naruto series, the characters usually have their hands and arms straight behind them to decrease air resistance. They have trained for years to increase their leg strength, so they don't need the added power of propulsion. You can mimic this way of running, but you won't be able to do as well as Naruto, as a non-existent power (called chakara in the series) is used to increase his leg strength to make this running style effective. To visually mimic Naruto's ninja running way, just lean forward while running and keep your arms straight behind your torso.
Step 3. Get into the starting position
Step forward with your right foot, place your arms straight behind you, and slightly bend your knees. Look ahead and focus on where you want to run.
Part 2 of 2: Running like Naruto
Step 1. Bend your torso forward, but try to keep your back straight
Bend your knees and lean your entire torso forward. In theory, this gives your enemies a smaller target to notice or hit with different weapons. Keep your forehead high as you flex your neck so you can see where you are running.
- Lean forward about 30 to 40 degrees. Don't lean too far. Otherwise, you run the risk of falling on your face.
- Imagine you are running in a race and you are about to break the finish line. Your chest and torso should go through the tape, not your arms.
Step 2. Keep your arms straight behind your back
Keep them stretched out as you run, even though it may be difficult to do. Flip your palms up. In theory, all of this will reduce air resistance and help you run faster.
- Don't swing your arms or move them around. Keep them so loose that you can focus on your feet, but so stiff that they don't throw off balance as you run. If you strain your arms, you will lose concentration.
- Try to let them settle to the sides and run. If you can keep them completely baggy and run fast, they might naturally fly off behind you.
Step 3. Run fast
Sprint forward with your arms hanging loosely behind your body. Naruto's running style uses different leg muscles than normal running, so it will likely be difficult at first. Keep practicing to get faster. Running this way requires more stamina than running normally, so don't expect to get there for a long time.
Start with a slow pace when running slightly normal, but leaning your upper body forward. Over time, you can increase your pace and let your arms fly behind you
Step 4. Keep your balance
When you run lowering your arms behind you, you will fly forward with the wrong step. Make sure to balance your weight throughout your entire body. Keep your forehead high and use your arms to balance yourself as you lean forward. Always watch where you are going and try not to fall.
- Watch the Naruto series to see how he runs so you have a better idea.
- Some Naruto characters also run normally. In one of the OVAs, there is a scene that features the main cast of Naruto running around with their arms outstretched.