NAGA BATTLE AT THE BEACH GRAPPLING CHAMPIONSHIP
Looking for a fun vacation this summer? Come down to Wildwood, NJ! This will be the 14th year NAGA has brought the Battle of the Beach Grappling Tournament to Wildwood, NJ. Due to the tremendous turnout, the event spans two days and features 400 gi and no-gi divisions. The event will take place at the beautiful Wildwoods Convention Center. Saturday will be the ADULT & TEEN gi & no-gi competition, Sunday will be the CHILDREN gi & no-gi competitions. Wildwood is one of the hottest summer spots in New Jersey. With a huge boardwalk, amusement parks, water parks, shops, and plenty of beaches, there are plenty of fun activities to participate in. Compete and have a great weekend with your family and friends! This event is nationally RANKED!
WILDWOODS CONVENTION CENTER
The Battle at the Beach is being held at the new, 7,000 seat Wildwoods Convention Center. The state-of-the-art facility is fully AIR CONDITIONED, right on the boardwalk, and all seating is stadium style and fully cushioned. We have the OCEAN VIEW side on the arena.
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).
SAMURAI SWORDS TO CHILDREN & TEENS WINNERS
NAGA will be awarding custom engraved SAMURAI SWORDS to all non-expert Kids & 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/teens who do not place 1st through 3rd will take home a consolation medal as an award for having the courage to compete.
TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP CUPS AWARDED
NAGA awards huge, 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 NAGA Gi Division (White Belt through Black Belt) will receive a NAGA Champion Gi patch. These patches are not sold, only earned by the best Gi competitors.
MMA EVENT ON FRIDAY NIGHT
Whether you are a fan of MMA or want to compete in MMA, here is your chance. Friday night after the NAGA weigh-ins, we will be holding our Reality Fighting MMA event at the Wildwoods Convention Center. Check out the exciting MMA fights in our 30 FOOT HEXAGON CAGE. Tickets are available through our website or at the door the night of the fights. Tickets start at just $30. For more information click HERE.
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 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
From Garden State Parkway: Take 4B (Wildwood/Wildwood Crest). You will be on Rt. 47 South (Rio Grande Ave.). Continue 2.3 miles to Ocean Ave. and make left. The Convention Center is on your right directly after the turn.
From Points North: Take the Garden State Parkway South to Exit 4B and follow directions above.
From Points South: Cape May-Lewes Ferry to Cape May. Follow signs to the Wildwood via Garden State Parkway North to Exit 4B and follow directions above. From Philadelphia: Take the Atlantic City Expressway to Exit 7 South onto the Garden State Parkway. From Delaware Memorial Bridge: Take Rt. 40 East to Rt. 55 South to Rt. 47 South to the Wildwoods.