2016 NAGA WORLD GRAPPLING CHAMPIONSHIP
The North American Grappling Association (NAGA) is the world’s largest mixed grappling tournament circuit with over 400,000 competitors worldwide. On Saturday and Sunday, April 23 & 24, 2016, NAGA returns to New Jersey for the NAGA World Grappling Championship No-Gi & Gi tournament. Come as an individual or as a team to compete. Pre-registration closes at midnight,April 16, 2016.
The advertisement sent out for this event may give the impression that this is a one day event. This event is a two day event. The information that appears on these pages is correct and up to date. We apologize for any confusion this may cause you.
IMPROVEMENTS AND CHANGES FOR 2016
NAGA is no longer accepting mail in registrations. Competitors will need to either pre-register or register at the event. Credit card and cash are accepted at the event.
Those adults registering the day of the event must be registered and weighed-in by 12:00 PM. If you pre-register or register the day/night before, you can arrive up until 90 minutes prior to your divisions estimated start time. Some events have alternate schedules. Please always check the event schedule (click the red SCHEDULE tab above)
Once a competitor accepts their weight and their registration card is turned in to bracketing, the weight can no longer be changed.
Children & Teen competitors are guaranteed a minimum of two matches per tournament. If they are competing in gi and no-gi that is considered two divisions.
Heel hooks are no longer legal in Adult Novice and Beginner No-Gi divisions.
Those adults registering the day of the event must be registered and weighed-in by 12:00 PM. Adults who pre-register or register the night before, you can arrive up until 90 minutes prior to the estimated start time of you division. Please note for this two day event, all women competitors need to be registered and weighed-in by 10:00 AM on Saturday.
CHAMPIONSHIP BELTS AWARDED
NAGA awards championship belts to all Children, Teen, Adult, Masters, Directors and Executive, Expert Division champions (Limit 1 belt per competitor per event). This award is unrivaled in quality and appearance.
SAMURAI SWORDS TO CHILDREN & TEENS WINNERS
NAGA will be awarding custom engraved SAMURAI SWORDS to all non-expert Children & Teen 1st place winners (Limit 1 per competitor per event). Custom 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 (13 and under) who do not place 1st through 3rd will take home an award.
TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP CUPS AWARDED
NAGA awards customized championship cups to the tournament team champions. A cup can be won in: Adult Overall, Adult No-Gi, Adult Gi, and Children & Teens Overall. Please make sure your team registers under the same team name. Do not miss this opportunity to showcase the talent that your team possesses.
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 Champion Gi patch.
All competitors will receive a FREE NAGA Competition T-Shirt whether you pre-register or not. The shirts can be picked up when you arrive at the event.
GET YOUR GRAPPLING GEAR AT THE EVENT
NAGA is bringing a truckload of grappling gear (Board shorts, gi bags, rash guards, t-shirts, hats, gi hoodies, patches, skull caps, stickers, dog tags, etc.) in children and adults sizes, for males and females. Check out the huge selection of gear and apparel at the NAGA event.
NAGA ON THE WEB
NAGA has established a presence online through our website and social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. We are expanding the material that is offered on these sites outside of the NAGA website. If you use any of these sites, please join us and be kept up to date with the latest NAGA news.
- Get the monthly NAGA email by filling out this form. If you have already competed in NAGA you do not need to fill this out: http://www.nagafighter.com/index.php?module=joinpage
- "Like" NAGA on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/nagafighter. You will be notified of the latest NAGA news and events.
- Follow NAGA on Twitter: http://twitter.com/naga_fighter or @NAGA_FIGHTER. We will start to tweet what divisions are coming up at tournaments to help you as a competitor or fan stay informed.
- Our YouTube page is: http://www.youtube.com/user/nagagrappling Submit links to YouTube videos of you competing in NAGA to firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can share your video with the rest of the NAGA community.