2011NAGA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPThe North American Grappling Association (NAGA) is America's largest mixed grappling tournament circuit with over 120,000 competitors worldwide.On Saturday & Sunday, May 7 & 8, 2011 NAGA returns to New Jersey for our 17th annual NAGA World Grappling Championship No-Gi & Gi tournament. This is a two day event (Adults on Saturday; Kids/Teens on Sunday).Come as an individual or as a team to compete.You do not have to live in NJ or be on a team to participate in this event. This event is nationally RANKED!
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100 CHAMPIONSHIP BELTS AWARDED NAGA is the only grappling tournament in the world to award 100 CHAMPIONSHIP BELTS to all its Children, Teen, Adult, Masters, Directors and Executive Expert Division Winners.
SAMURAI SWORDS TO KIDS & TEEN WINNERS NAGA will be awarding custom engraved SAMURAI SWORDS to all Children & Teen 1st place winners!Octagon medals will be awarded to all 2nd & 3rd place winners along with Adults who place 1st through 3rd. All competitors who win a medal will have the opportunity to obtain a samurai sword in addition to their medal at the NAGA T-shirt booth for a nominal fee.All children/teens will take home a medal even if they do not place 1st through 3rd for having the courage to compete.
TEAM WINNERS: CUPS & ACADEMY COVERAGE IN NATIONAL MAGAZINE All 6 of our top teams (Adult Gi, No-Gi, and Children 17 yrs. & under) will receive a massive Championship Cup for their team victory.More importantly, our World team champions will receive full coverage in Gladiator Magazine with detailed descriptions and photos of your school and your competitors.
FREE WORLD CHAMPION GI PATCH All Children, Teens & Adults who place 1st in any of our Gi Divisions (White Belt through Black Belt) will receive a NAGA World Champion Gi patch.These patches are not sold, only earned by the best Gi competitors!
NATIONALLYRANKED EVENT All NAGA events are part of thenationwide ranking system entitled RANKED. Our goal is to determine who the bestgrapplers in the country are for various age, gender, and skill levels.Thistournament will be nationally ranked so do not miss your opportunity to gainpoints towards a true national title. More details can be found at www.nationallyranked.com.
CONSOLATION RING OPEN ALL DAY - NO EXTRA FEE To give our adult competitors more opportunities to compete, NAGA has created a Consolation Ring. This ring will run both No-Gi and Gi matches.The concept of the ring is to give those who did not place 1st, 2nd or 3rd in their division another opportunity to compete.Once your division is over, bring your registration card to the consolation ring and our ring coordinator will match you up with others that are similar in weight and age.This will be a great way for competitors to get extra matches and earn valuable competition experience. Kids and Teens, you will be taken care of at your ring.
SANDBAGGERSBEWARENAGA works diligently to prevent "sandbagging",or the practice of fighting down skill levels to ensure one takes home anaward.NAGA has been working with RANKED to track all fighters and rankedgrappling events to produce true "national standings."A by-product of thesestandings is our knowledge of who has competed and at which level.Front doorpersonnel will use RANKED data to determine whether or not individuals who havefought in past events belong in a higher skill level (i.e. placed 1st at a priorNAGA event).
ScheduleAdults please bring a photo ID to weigh-in. If you have any questions call NAGA at 860-295-0403.