2012 NAGA WORLD GRAPPLING CHAMPIONSHIP
The North American Grappling Association (NAGA) is America’s largest mixed grappling tournament circuit with over 150,000 competitors worldwide. On Saturday & Sunday, April 14 & 15, 2012 NAGA returns to New Jersey for our 18th annual NAGA World Grappling Championship No-Gi & Gi tournament. This is a two day event (Adults & Teens compete on Saturday, Kids compete on Sunday). Come as an individual or as a team to compete. You do not have to live in NJ, be on a team, or qualify to participate in this event. Last year 13 countries sent teams to our World Championship! This event is nationally RANKED!
DOWNLOAD EVENT FLYER/REGISTRATION FORM
1 Division = $80; 2 Divisions = $100, Spectators = $10 ($15 after pre-reg closes). For family rates, download the event flyer/registration form.
Pre-registration is closed. You can still register on Friday from 6-8PM, Saturday beginning at 8AM and Sunday beginning at 8AM.
100 CHAMPIONSHIP BELTS AWARDED
NAGA is very pleased to be awarding 100 CHAMPIONSHIP BELTS to all its Children, Teen, Adult, 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 and win a gold medal will have the opportunity to obtain a samurai sword 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.
NAGA & ADCC JOIN FORCES
For the 1st time in the United States, NAGA is offering all Adult Division competitors the opportunity to compete using Abu Dhabi Combat Club (ADCC) rules. The benefit is that an adult competitor can compete up to three times at one NAGA event: NAGA No-Gi Division using NAGA rules, NAGA Gi Division based on IBJJF rules, and No-Gi ADCC rules.
TEAM WINNERS: CUSTOM BANNER FOR YOUR ACADEMY
NAGA awards huge customized championship banners to the tournament team champions. A banner can be won in: Adult Overall, Adult No-Gi, Adult Gi, and Kids & Teens Overall. Please make sure your team registers under the same team name.
FREE NAGA LANYARDS
All competitors will receive a free custom made lanyard. The lanyard can be used to hang your keys, school or work ID, whatever you like. Thank you for competing in NAGA!
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).