2011 NAGA TORONTO GRAPPLING CHAMPIONSHIP
The North American Grappling Association (NAGA) is the world’s largest mixed grappling tournament circuit with over 45 annual tournaments and 145,000 competitors worldwide. On Saturday & Sunday, December 3 & 4, 2011, NAGA makes its debut in Canada for its 1st ever NAGA Toronto Grappling Championship. This tournament is part of the MMA Expo and takes place at the International Centre (Hall 5) in Mississauga, ON, just outside Toronto. This is a two day event; all No-Gi divisions are on Saturday, all Gi divisions are on Sunday. The tournament is open to all styles. You do not need to be part of any organization or team to participate. This event is nationally RANKED!
DOWNLOAD EVENT FLYER/REGISTRATION FORM
Pre-registration is closed. You can still register at the event from 5-7PM on Friday or beginning at 8AM on Saturday or Sunday. Friday’s registration will be held at the International Centre (Hall 5). This is the same location as the tournament and Expo.
For information such as coaches passes, spectator passes, general Expo info, etc. click HERE.
NAGA will be using our rules and scoring system for this tournament.One major addition though will be the adoption of the Ontario Grappling regulating bodies list of illegal techniques. In Ontario, techniques such as; heel hooks, neck cranks, "can openers’, etc. are not allowed. A full list can be found HERE.
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.
2 DAY TOURNAMENT; NO-GI ON SATURDAY, GI ON SUNDAY
On Saturday, December 3, all No-Gi divisions will take place. This includes all kids (13 years & under), teens (14 to 17 years), and adults (18 years and over). On Sunday, December 4, all Gi divisions will take place. Once again, this includes all kids, teens and adults. This is a departure from NAGA’s normal 2 day schedule, please plan accordingly.
6 SPECTACULAR TEAM CUPS AWARDED
All 6 of our top teams (Adult Gi, No-Gi & Youths 17 yrs. & under) will receive a massive, custom engraved CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM CUP. Don’t miss this opportunity to showcase the talent that your academy possesses.
NAGA IS PART OF THE MMA EXPO
Mixed Martial Arts Expo is the original MMA Fan Expo since 2005. This event will give fans the opportunity to meet MMA stars and the MMA Female Models. There will be the MMA Team Fitness Challenge which pits MMA teams against one another in a fitness competition with events like; 100 lb. tire flipping, agility ladder, hurdles, and more. There are many more events along with over 100 exhibition booths. Spectator tickets are purchased through the Expo’s website. For more information on the Expo or to purchase tickets visit mixedmartialartsexpo.com. Expo is in Hall 5 of the International Centre.
FREE TORONTO 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 Toronto Champion Gi patch. These patches are not sold, only earned by the best competitors in the North America!
NAGA MERCHANDISE AVAILABLE AT NAGA TORONTO
NAGA will be bringing an entire truck load of board shorts, t-shirts, hoodies, hats, and much more to NAGA Toronto. There will be clothing for men, women, and children. Be sure to visit the NAGA booth on the Expo floor near the NAGA mats.
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).