NAGA PITTSBURGH GRAPPLING CHAMPIONSHIP
The North American Grappling Association (NAGA) is the world’s largest mixed grappling tournament circuit with over 220,000 competitors worldwide. On Saturday, April 12, 2014, NAGA debuts with its first annual NAGA Pittsburgh Grappling Championship No-Gi & Gi tournament. Come as an individual or as a team to compete. You do not have to live in Pennsylvania or be on a team to participate in this event. This event is nationally
WHY COMPETE IN NAGA?
NAGA is the World’s Largest Tournament organization. 2014 marks our 19th year promoting grappling events. This year, NAGA will promote 67 events, spanning two continents and seven countries. Our professional staff continually strives to give all NAGA competitors a positive experience. NAGA certified referees are extensively trained in both NAGA No Gi rules and Gi rules based on the IBJJF to ensure accurate, safe, non-biased officiating. Each ring consists of custom mats and 360 degree view time clocks. Our new custom LED awards podium/backdrop makes winning an award a grand experience. NAGA awards include; innovative laser cut, hand painted medals; custom samurai swords; and our new, unprecedented NAGA championship belts. The large amount of competitors that NAGA attracts gives us the ability to match individuals as closely as possible in skill, weight, age and gender. Train hard and prepare yourself, NAGA is coming to Pittsburgh!
100 CHAMPIONSHIP BELTS AWARDED (NEW STYLE BELT)
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.
- 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.
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
Pittsburgh Indoor Sports Arena - 22 Rich Hill Road, Cheswick PA, 15024
From Downtown Pittsburgh: Take PA-28 North toward Etna for 11.7 miles, Take the PA-910 exit, EXIT 11, toward I-76/Penna Turnpike/Harmar. Keep left to take the ramp toward Indianola/Dorseyville. Turn left onto PA-910/Indianola Rd. Turn right onto Rich Hill Rd. 22 RICH HILL RD is on the right.
From Cleveland: Take I-76 East to Exit 48 (towards Alleghany Valley). Keep right at the fork, follow signs for PA-28, merge onto Freeport Rd. Turn right onto PA-910 West. Turn right onto Rich Hill Rd.
From Erie: Take I-79 South. Take Exit 78-77, then Exit 77 for I-76 towards Youngstown. Tke Exit 39-359 onto I-76 East. Take Exit 48 (towards Alleghany Valley). Keep right at the fork, follow signs for PA-28, merge onto Freeport Rd. Turn right onto PA-910 West. Turn right onto Rich Hill Rd.