2009 NAGA SOUTHEAST GRAPPLING CHAMPIONSHIP
On Saturday, September 12, 2009 the North American Grappling Association (NAGA) returns to Atlanta, Georgia for the largest grappling tournament in the Southeast: the NAGA Southeast Grappling Championship. This NAGA event is open to all grappling styles and competitors, you do not need to be on a team or be a member of any organization to compete. NAGA welcomes both individuals and teams to compete. This event is nationally RANKED.
DOWNLOAD EVENT FLYER/REGISTRATION FORM
Pre-registration is now closed. You can still register/weigh-in on Friday (9/11/09) from 5-8PM at the venue, or on Saturday beginning at 8AM (up till your division begins). The entry fees are: $80 - 1 division; $100 - 2 divisions; $15 - spectator ticket.
NEW VENUE - LARGER GYM, SINGLE DAY EVENT
Many teams have asked us to combine the children and adult competition into a single day tournament. A single day competition is much more convenient for teams traveling from great distances. It enables team as well as families to compete for one day and have the rest of the weekend available for travel and family activities. The Charles Drew High School gymnasium is a brand new facility and larger than other gyms NAGA has rented in the past in Georgia. The venue is conveniently located just minutes from downtown Atlanta and the Atlanta airport.
SAMURAI SWORDS TO ALL 1ST PLACE WINNERS
NAGA will be handing out custom engraved SAMURAI SWORDS to ALL children, teen, adult, master, director & executive Gi & No-Gi 1st place winners! All 2nd and 3rd place winners will take home beautiful octagon medals. All children regardless if they place (1st through 3rd) will receive a medal just for having the courage to compete!
WEIGH-IN ON FRIDAY OR SATURDAY
NAGA will be offering all competitors the option of registering and weighing in the night before the tournament. If you can not make it on Friday (5-8PM) at the venue, competitors can register/weigh-in on Saturday anytime after 8 AM at the venue.
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. The NAGA Southeast Championship 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 NAGA event).
FREE NO-GI SEMINAR WITH BJJ BLACK BELT MIKE CARDOSO
Abu Dhabi Veteran & BJJ Black Belt Mike Cardoso will be conducting a FREE 1 hour No-Gi Seminar Friday night from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM at the venue. All schools and styles are welcome. Individuals of all skill levels can participate.