2014 NAGA AUSTIN GRAPPLING CHAMPIONSHIP


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2014 NAGA AUSTIN 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, August 16, NAGA debuts in Austin, TX with the first annual, NAGA Austin Grappling Championship No-Gi & Gi tournament. The event will take place in the 8,000 seat Leudecke Arena. Come compete as an individual or with your team. You do not have to live in Texas to participate in this event. This event is nationally RANKED!

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PRE-REGISTER ONLINE HERE or download the registration form, print it out and mail it in to the address on the form along with your check.
1 Division = $80; 2 Divisions = $100. Spectator passes are $10. The price goes up to $15 after the pre-registration deadline. For family rates, download the event flyer/registration form, or click the Pre-Register Online link.
Pre-registration closes at 5:00 PM on Friday, August 8.

For weight classes, age category, and skill level information click the DIVISIONS tab above.

For weigh-in and registration location and times click the SCHEDULE tab above.

 

WHY COMPETE IN NAGA?
NAGA is the World’s largest grappling tournament organization. 2014 marks our 19th year promoting grappling events. This year, NAGA will hold over 50 events, spanning two continents. Our professional staff strives to give all that attend a NAGA event a positive experience. NAGA certified referees are extensively trained in both NAGA No Gi rules and Gi rules that are based on IBJJF rules. This ensures accurate, safe, non-biased officiating. NAGA’s custom mats, 360 degree view time clocks, and custom barricades, all add towards an exciting experience for our competitors. Our custom LED awards podium and backdrop provides award winners a grand experience. NAGA awards include innovative, laser cut, hand painted medals, samurai swords, and our new NAGA championship belts. With over 250,000 members worldwide, NAGA events are well attended, which provides competitors with well-matched divisions based on skill, weight, age and gender. Train hard, NAGA is coming to Austin!

 

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.

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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 youtube@nagafighter.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.

 

SANDBAGGERS BEWARE
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 Austin area: Start from the intersection of I-35 and US 290 E on the north side of Austin, Go east 6 miles on US 290 until you come to a stop light at the intersection of 290 and Decker Lane (FM 3177), Turn right (south) onto Decker Lane, Go 3 miles to the front gate of the Expo Center (on your left). Coming from the North (DFW area) on I-35: Take Exit 265 on to TX-130 (Partial toll road on the north edge of Georgetown), Go south 24.9 miles on TX-130, Take Exit 437 to merge onto US 290 W towards Austin (1.2 mile), Turn left (south) onto Decker Lane. Go 3 miles to the front gate of the Expo Center (on your left). Coming from the Houston area: Take I-10 west to I-610 N, exit 763, Slight left at US-290 west 66.9 miles (signs for US-290W/Austin), Slight right to merge onto W Main St/US-290 W toward Austin, Continue 76.4 mile on US-290 W, Turn left (south) at Decker Lane. Go 3 miles to the front gate of the Expo Center (on your left).

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