2014 NAGA U.S. OPEN GRAPPLING CHAMPIONSHIP - Grappling / BJJ (Grap) Event on July 12, 2014 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida USA
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2014 NAGA U.S. OPEN GRAPPLING CHAMPIONSHIP
The North American Grappling Association (NAGA) is the world’s largest mixed grappling tournament circuit with over 250,000 competitors worldwide. On Saturday, July 12, 2014, NAGA returns to Walt Disney World (Orlando, FL) with its annual NAGA U.S. Open Grappling Championship. On Saturday, doors will open at 7:00 AM, the event will begin at 9:00 AM (one hour earlier than normal). Come as an individual or as a team to compete. You do not have to live in Florida or be on a team to participate in this event. This event is nationally RANKED!
NAGA has acquired the Coronado Ballroom, which is three times larger than last years’ space. This larger space will enable NAGA to run 16 competition rings at once. There will be more room for spectators and competitors, a fully matted warm up area, and raised bleacher seating. The Coronado Resort is a Disney property with free shuttles to their parks. All divisions will take place on Saturday. More information on the venue can be found at https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/resorts/coronado-springs-resort.
100 CHAMPIONSHIP BELTS AWARDED
NAGA will be awarding our new style, laser cut CHAMPIONSHIP BELTS to all its Children, Teen, Adult, Masters, Directors and Executive Expert Division Winners (Limit 1 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. Medals will be awarded to all 2nd & 3rd place winners along with non-expert Adult division winners. Adult competitors who place 1st-3rd will have the opportunity to obtain a samurai sword at the NAGA T-shirt booth for a nominal fee. For having the courage to compete, all children and teens 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.
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.
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- 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 email@example.com so that we can share your video with the rest of the NAGA community.
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).
Directions: FROM ORLANDO Take I-4 West to Exit 65 (Osceola Parkway). Then exit at 65 onto (Osceola Parkway West). Continue west on Osceola Parkway through Disney's Welcome Archway. Go through two traffic lights, then exit for All-Star Resorts/Blizzard Beach/Coronado Springs. Turn right at the bottom of the exit ramp onto West Buena Vista Drive. Proceed through the traffic signal by Blizzard Beach. Turn left at the next traffic signal into Disney's Coronado Springs Resort. FROM TAMPA Take I-4 East to Exit 64 B (World Drive). Then exit for Disney's Animal Kingdom Resort Area (Osceola Parkway). Continue West on Osceola Parkway, then exit for All-Star Resorts/Blizzard Beach/Coronado Springs. Turn right at the bottom of the exit ramp onto West Buena Vista Drive. Proceed through the traffic signal by Blizzard Beach. Turn left at the next traffic signal into Disney's Coronado Springs Resort.