NAGA HAWAII 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, October 11, 2014, NAGA returns to Honolulu, Hawaii, with our annual NAGA Hawaii Grappling Championship. This is a ONE DAY event. Come as an individual or as a team to compete. You do not have to live in Hawaii or be on a team to participate in this event. This event is nationally
ALL DIVISIONS WILL TAKE PLACE ON SATURDAY
The 2014 NAGA Hawaii event will be a ONE DAY event. All competitors (Adults, Teen & Children) will compete on Saturday, October 11, 2014. We have listened to your feedback concerning the added cost related to having to attend both days of a two day event. We have adjusted the approximate division start times based on a one day event, with adult divisions currently set to start at 3:30 PM. Please continue to visit the NAGA website for updates to the start times as they may change based on the number of pre-registered competitors.
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, rash guards, t-shirts, hats, gi hoodies, patches, samurai swords, 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. A FREE GIFT will be given to any competitor who competed in the NAGA Pacific event (March 2014) and who competes in this event. You can pick up your gift at the NAGA T-Shirt booth at the 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 Honolulu Airport:
Take N. Nimitz Hwy/HI-92W/Kamehamea Hwy (look for signs at airport). Take the HI-92W/HI-99W/H1- W ramp. Merge onto HI-99W/Kamehamea Hwy. Take a slight right onto Radford Dr. Turn left onto Bougainville Dr. Turn left onto Salt Lake Blvd.
From Honolulu (H1-W):
Follow HI W. Keep left to take Exit 19B (H201 W/HI-78W). Take Exit 1E toward Stadium/Camp Smith/Halawa. Stay straight onto Ulune Ext. Turn left onto Kahuapaani St. Turn left onto Salt Lake Blvd. Venue is on the right.
From the North (H2-S):
Follow H2 South. Take Exit 1A (H1-E) on the left towards Honolulu. Merge onto H201E/HI-78E via Exit 13B. Take Exit 1B toward Pearl harbor/Stadium. Merge onto Kahuapaani St. Turn left onto Salt Lake Blvd. Venue is on the right.
From H-3: Follow H3-W. Take Exit 1C. Stay straight onto Ulune Ext. Turn left onto Kahuapaani St. Turn left onto Salt Lake Blvd. Venue is on the right.
NOTE: THE SCHOOL WILL BE CHARGING $5 TO PARK TO RAISE FUNDS FOR THEIR WRESTLING TEAM