2009 FLORIDA GRAPPLING CHAMPIONSHIP
On Saturday and Sunday, November 21 & 22, 2009 NAGA returns to Boca Raton, Florida for the largest grappling tournament in the South; the NAGA Florida Grappling Championship. This tournament is open to all grappling styles and competitors. You do not need to be on a team or be a member of any organization to compete. This event is nationally RANKED.
DOWNLOAD EVENT FLYER/REGISTRATION FORM
Pre-registration is now closed. You can still register from 5-8PM on Friday, on Saturday beginning at 8AM, or on Sunday beginning at 8AM. All adult divisions are on Saturday, all kids and teens are on Sunday.
100 NEW AND IMPROVED CHAMPIONSHIP BELTS
NAGA introduces the best championship belts awarded in the sport of competitive fighting. These belts are; bigger, thicker and heavier than any other belt awarded. 100 CHAMPIONSHIP BELTS in all will be awarded to all Children, Teen, Adult, Masters, Directors and Executive Expert Division Winners.
SAMURAI SWORDS TO 1ST PLACE WINNERS
NAGA will awarding custom made Samurai Swords to all non-expert division winners. Octagon medals will be awarded to all 2nd & 3rd place winners.
SIX SPECTACULAR GLASS TEAM AWARDS
All 6 of our top teams (Adult Gi, Adult No-Gi, and Children 17 yrs. & under) will receive a custom made GLASS CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM AWARD. Don’t miss this opportunity to showcase the talent that your academy possesses.
TWO DAY EVENT - OUR BEST VENUE!
We have signed an annual contract with the largest venue for grappling in Florida, the Florida Atlantic University Gymnasium. For those of you who missed the last few NAGA events in Boca Raton, the venue is remarkable. The gym has seating for over 5,000 and is located conveniently between West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale. You will be impressed! Due to the large amount of competitors this tournament will attract, this will be a two day event. All adults (both gi and no-gi) will compete on Saturday. All children and teens 17 yrs. & under (gi & no-gi) will compete on Sunday.
WEIGH-IN ON FRIDAY OR SATURDAY
NAGA is offering all competitors the option of registering and weighing-in the night BEFORE the tournament! If you cannot make it on Friday, ADULT competitors can register/weigh-in all day on Saturday, KIDS & TEENS on Sunday.
NATIONALLY RANKED EVENT
All NAGA events are part of the nationwide ranking system entitled RANKED. Our goal is to determine who the best grapplers in the country are for various age, gender, and skill levels. NAGA Florida will be nationally ranked so do not miss your opportunity to gain points towards a true national title. More details can be found at www.nationallyranked.com.
NAGA works diligently to prevent "sandbagging", or the practice of fighting down skill levels to ensure one takes home an award. NAGA has been working with RANKED to track all fighters and ranked grappling events to produce true "national standings." A by-product of these standings is our knowledge of who has competed and at which level. Front door personnel will use RANKED data to determine whether or not individuals who have fought in past events belong in a higher skill level (i.e. placed 1st at a prior NAGA event).