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2016 NAGA AUSTIN 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, August 13, 2016, NAGA returns to Austin, Texas for the NAGA Austin Grappling Championship No-Gi & Gi tournament. Come as an individual or as a team to compete. Pre-registration closes at midnight, August 6, 2016.

DOWNLOAD EVENT PACKAGE

The event package includes details about the event in an easy to view (or printout) PDF format. The package contains: Travel information, the breakdown of divisions (age, weight, and skill level), a summary of the rules and point system, and more.

PRE- REGISTRATION IS CLOSED
 

REGISTER AT THE EVENT
For those who decide to register at the event, The registration cost is $100 for the first division. Additional divisions are $20 each. You can register on Friday night during the designated timeframe (please consult the event schedule for this timeframe), or on Saturday. Any adults registering on Saturday must be registered and weighed-in by 12:00 PM. Registration will be cutoff at this time. To save yourself a step at the event, please printout and complete both sides of the appropriate registration form below.

Spectator passes are $15.

ADULT REGISTRATION FORM

CHILDREN/TEEN REGISTRATION FORM

FAMILY RATES
The pre-registration family rates are: for 2 family members ($80 per competitor for 2 divisions each), 3 family members ($70 per competitor for 2 divisions each), and 4+ family members ($60 per competitor for 2 divisions each). The family rate goes up $20 per competitor when registering at the event.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Here is information you might find helpful when registering for a NAGA event. If you have a question that is not answered, please contact us through the NAGA Contact page HERE.

Pre-registration closes at midnight on Saturday, August 6, 2016.

For weight classes, age category, and skill level information click the red 'DIVISIONS' tab above. You can also download them: ADULT or CHILDREN/TEEN.

For weigh-in and registration location and times, click the ref 'SCHEDULE' tab.

For estimated division start times, click the 'SCHEDULE' tab.

For the address and directions to the venue, and lodging options, please click the red 'TRAVEL INFO' tab above.

To view the NAGA rules and judging criteria, go HERE.

To view our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page, go HERE.

 

 

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.
  • Earlier division start times. Children & Teens must be registered and weighed in by 9:00 AM (for most events. As always, check the event schedule for times related to that event).

 

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.

belt

 

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 FREE T-SHIRT

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 youtube@nagafighter.com so that we can share your video with the rest of the NAGA community.