2011 NEW ENGLAND GRAPPLING CHAMPIONSHIP
The North American Grappling Association (NAGA) is America’s largest mixed grappling tournament circuit with over 100,000 competitors worldwide! On Saturday & Sunday, January 29 & 30, 2011 NAGA returns to Rhode Island for our annual New England Grappling Championship No-Gi & Gi tournament. This tournament is open to all grappling styles and competitors. NAGA welcomes individual competitors, you do not need to be on a team or be a member of any organization to compete. You do not have to live in the Northeastto participate in this event. This event is nationally RANKED!
DOWNLOAD EVENT FLYER/REGISTRATION FORM
Pre-registration for NAGA New England is now closed. You can register on: Friday from 6-8PM, Saturday beginning at 8AM, or Sunday beginning at 8AM. To compete in one division is $80, two $100, spectator fee is $15. All adults compete on Saturday, all Kids & Teens on Sunday.
Weight Classes can be found by clicking the DIVISIONS tab (above)
WHY COMPETE IN JANUARY?
We know that during the holiday season many competitors take time off from training. The NAGA New England Grappling Championship is a great reason to continue training through the holidays. Enjoy the great food and festivities the holidays bring, but get to class, train hard, and do not miss this tournament! Your extra effort will be rewarded on the mats.
100 CHAMPIONSHIP BELTS AWARDED
NAGA is the only grappling tournament in the world to award 100 CHAMPIONSHIP BELTS to all its Children, Teen, Adult (Men & Women), Masters, Directors and Executive Expert Division Winners.
SAMURAI SWORDS TO KIDS & TEENS WINNERS
NAGA will be awarding custom engraved SAMURAI SWORDS to all non-expert Kids & Teen 1st place winners! Octagon medals will be awarded to all 2nd & 3rd place winners along with non-expert Adult division winners. Adult competitors who place 1st, 2nd or 3rd and win a medal will have the opportunity to obtain a samurai sword at the NAGA T-shirt booth for a nominal fee. All children will take home a medal even if they do not place 1st through 3rd for having the courage to compete.
TEAM CHAMPIONS: 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 Jiu-Jitsu Team Champions will receive full coverage in Gladiator Magazine with detailed descriptions and photos of your school and your student’s success at the tournament.
ADULT NO-GI & GI ON SATURDAY, KIDS/TEENS ON SUNDAY
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. Competitors have the option to weigh-in on Friday night (6:00-8:00PM), Saturday beginning at 8AM, and Sunday beginning at 8AM. Kids/Teens need to be weighed-in by 10AM on Sunday.
FREE NEW ENGLAND 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 JIU-JITSU CHAMPION gi patch. These patches are not sold, only earned by the best grapplers in the Gi competition.
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).