2010 NAGA MIDWEST GRAPPLING CHAMPIONSHIP (2 DAYS)
The North American Grappling Association (NAGA) is America’s largest mixed grappling tournament circuit with over 100,000 competitors worldwide. On Saturday & Sunday, September 4 & 5, 2010, NAGA returns to Chicago for our annual Midwest Grappling Championship No-Gi & Gi grappling tournament. You do not have to live in Illinois or be on a team to participate in this event. This tournament is open to all grappling styles. This event is nationally RANKED!
DOWNLOAD EVENT FLYER/REGISTRATION FORM
Pre-registration is closed. You can still register/weigh-in on: Friday from 4-7PM, Saturday beginning at 8AM, and Sunday beginning at 8AM. Remember, all adults compete on Saturday, all kids/teens on Sunday. Cost: 1 Division = $80, 2 Divisions = $100, Spectator = $15.
TREMENDOUS NEW VENUE
The ODEUM Expo Center is a 130,000 square foot sports facility with bleacher seating on two sides which can accommodate over 2,000 spectators. The venue has a huge parking lot, a restaurant, and massive locker rooms for competitors.
WE HAVE EXPANDED TO A TWO DAY TOURNAMENT
Due to the large amount of competitors this tournament attracts, the tournament will be held over two days. 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. The tremendous benefit of a 2-day event is that competitors do not have to wait numerous hours to compete.
100 CHAMPIONSHIP BELTS AWARDED
NAGA will be awarding 100 CHAMPIONSHIP BELTS to all Children, Teen, Adult, Masters, Directors and Executive Expert Division Winners.
SAMURAI SWORDS TO CHILDREN & TEEN WINNERS
NAGA will be awarding custom engraved SAMURAI SWORDS to all non-expert Kids & Teens 1st place winners. Octagon medals will be awarded to all non-expert Adult divisions winners. Adult competitors who place 1st and win gold medals will have the opportunity to obtain samurai swords at the NAGA Merchandise Booth for a nominal fee.
FREE $100 INSTRUCTIONAL DVD TO ALL COMPETITORS
NAGA will be giving away a FREE NAGA Instructional DVD to every NAGA Midwest Competitor. The DVD is part of the new NAGA Submission Series. This DVD features chokes (Arm-in Guillotine, Brabo, Anaconda and more) broken down in great detail by BJJ Black Belt and NAGA Referee Steve Hall.
OTHER INDIVIDUAL & TEAM AWARDS
All children/teens that do not place (1st through 3rd) will receive a medal just for having the courage to compete! All 6 of our top teams (Adult Gi, No-Gi, and Children 17 yrs. & under) will receive a huge Championship Cup for their team.
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. This tournament 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).