NAGA ILLINOIS 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, November 1, 2014, NAGA returns to Chicago, IL with its annual NAGA Illinois Grappling Championship. NAGA has rented the massive 5,000 seat Odeum Expo Center for this event. With such a large venue, NAGA is able to run both children/teens & adult divisions all on the same day. Come as an individual or as a team to compete. You do not have to live in Illinois or be on a team to participate in this event. This event is nationally
KIDS - WEAR YOUR HALLOWEEN COSTUME AND GET A FREE GIFT!
Children 13 and under who wear their Halloween costume to the Friday night weigh-in, will take home one of the new NAGA Rank Belts for pants ($20 value). Dressing as a grappler does not constitute a costume. The top 3 costumes will receive a choice of any one item sold at the NAGA Apparel Booth! We will also have candy after you weigh in! Make NAGA your first stop trick or treating.
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
From the North - Take 294 South to 290 West. Take Rt. 83 South (Exit 10A) to North Ave. Turn right onto North Ave. (West) to N. Villa Ave. turn right onto North Villa Ave. 3/4 mile. 355 South to North Ave. exit go left onto North Ave. (East) to N. Villa Ave. Left onto North Villa Ave. 3/4 mile
From the South - Take 294 North to 290 West. Take Rt. 83 South (Exit 10A) to North Ave. Right onto North Ave. (West) to N. Villa Ave. Right onto North Villa Ave. 3/4 mile. Take 355 North to North Ave. exit, go right onto North Ave. (East) to N. Villa Ave. Left onto North Villa Ave. 3/4 mile
From the East - Take 290 West to Rt. 83 South (Exit 10A) to North Ave. Right onto North Ave. (West) to N. Villa Ave. Right onto North Villa Ave. 3/4 mile.
From the West - Take 290 East to Rt. 83 South (Exit 10A) to North Ave. Right onto North Ave. (West) to N. Villa Ave.
Right onto North Villa Ave. 3/4 mile.
Parking - The Odeum will charging $10 to park on Saturday.