NAGA WORLD JIU-JITSU CHAMPIONSHIP - Grappling / BJJ (Grap) Event on December 15, 2012 in North Richland Hills, Texas USA
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2012 NAGA WORLD JIU-JITSU CHAMPIONSHIP
The North American Grappling Association (NAGA) is America's largest mixed grappling tournament circuit with over 160,000 competitors worldwide. On December 15 & 16, 2012, NAGA returns to Texas for our year end World Jiu-Jitsu Grappling Championship, No-Gi & Gi tournament. All adults and teens compete on Saturday, all children 13 & under compete on Sunday. You do not need to be affiliated with a team to compete. You do not have to live in Texas to participate in this event. . This event is nationally RANKED!
WHY COMPETE IN DECEMBER?
Like you, the NAGA staff loves to compete. We know that during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday season many competitors take time off from training. The NAGA Pan-American Championship is a great reason to continue training through the holidays. This will be a huge event as it is one of the last NAGA events of the year and an opportunity to acquire those final Ranked points. Get to class, train hard, and do not miss this tournament.
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. 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.
SPECTACULAR CHAMPIONSHIP CUP TEAM AWARDS
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.
The NYTEX Sports Center has two indoor arenas that we have used for past tournaments. This event and all future NAGA events held at NYTEX will take place in the more spacious, soccer side. This area has a larger competition area, more seating, and does not have the plexi-glass hockey boards separating customers from the mats.
NAGA ON THE WEB
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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 Dallas (I-35E North): Follow I-35E North to Exit 433A (TX-183 W) towards DFW Airport. Take the FM-3029 N/Precinct Line Rd. exit. Take a slight left onto W Airport Fwy. Turn right onto Precinct Line Rd. Turn left onto Mid Cities BLVD/Watauga Rd. Turn left onto Hawk Ave. Turn right onto Ice house Dr. Venue is on the right. From Ft. Worth: Follow I-35W North. Take Exit 52B (TX-121 North) towards DFW. Follow local directions #1. From Houston (I-45 North): Follow I-45 North to Exit 247 and merge onto US-287 North towards Ft. Worth. Keep right to tale US-287 North via Exit 442B. Merge onto I-820 North. Follow local directions #1. Local Directions #1: Take Exit 22B (TX-121 N) toward DFW. Take the FM-3029 N/Precinct Line Rd. exit. Stay straight onto W Airport Fwy. Turn left onto Precinct Line Rd. Turn left onto Mid Cities BLVD/Watauga Rd. Turn left onto Hawk Ave. Turn right onto Ice House Dr. Venue is on the right. From North (I-35 South): Follow I-35S to Exit 467 and merge onto I-35W South. Take Exit 57A and merge onto I-820 East). Follow local directions #2. From West (I-20 East): Follow I-20E. Merge onto I-30 East via left-hand exit toward Downtown Ft. Worth. Merge onto I-820 North via Exit 5B. Follow local directions #2. Local Directions #2: Take Exit 22A toward Colleyville. Take slight left onto NE Loop 820. Turn left onto TX-26 North. Turn left onto Walker Blvd. Turn left onto Grand Ave. Turn right onto Hawk Ave. Turn left onto Ice House Dr. venue on the right.