2012 NAGA ILLINOIS GRAPPLING CHAMPIONSHIP
The North American Grappling Association (NAGA) is America's largest mixed grappling tournament circuit with over 160,000 competitors worldwide. On August 18 & 19, 2012 NAGA returns to Chicago for our annual Illinois Grappling Championship, No-Gi & Gi tournament. Saturday will be the ADULT & TEEN (14-17) gi & no-gi competition, Sunday will be the CHILDREN (13 & under) gi & no-gi competitions. This event is nationally RANKED!
Due to circumstances outside of our control we have been forced to change the location of this event. The tournament will now be held at:
1909 S. Laramie Ave.
Cicero, IL 60804
Please note that Cicero Stadium will be charging a $5 parking fee on Saturday and Sunday.
FREE NAGA POLO SHIRT OR RANK BELT FOR OUR REPEAT CUSTOMERS
Any competitor who fought in the last NAGA event in Chicago on April 25 and competes in this event will receive either a free NAGA Fighter Polo Shirt ($45 value) or a free NAGA Rank Belt for your street clothes ($25 value). You can pick up your item of choice from the NAGA t-shirt booth on 8/18 or 8/19 at this event. We appreciate your continued support of NAGA tournaments!
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 CHILDREN & TEENS WINNERS
NAGA will be awarding custom engraved SAMURAI SWORDS to all non-expert Children & 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.
TEAM WINNERS: SPECTACULAR TEAM CUPS
All 6 of our top teams (Adult Gi, No-Gi & Children 17 yrs. & under) will receive a massive, custom made CHAMPIONSHIP CUP for your academy. Do notmiss this opportunity to showcase the talent that your academy possesses.
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).