2011 NAGA GEORGIA GRAPPLING CHAMPIONSHIP
The North American Grappling Association (NAGA) is the world’s largest mixed grappling tournament circuit with over 120,000 competitors worldwide. On Saturday, July 9, 2011, NAGA returns to Atlanta, GA with its annual NAGA Georgia Grappling Championship No-Gi & Gi tournament. Come as an individual or as a team to compete. You do not have to live in Georgia or be on a team to participate in this event. This tournament is open to all grappling styles and competitors. This event is nationally RANKED!
DOWNLOAD EVENT FLYER/REGISTRATION FORM
Pre-registration for NAGA Georgia is closed. You can still register at the door. $80 - 1 Division, $100 - 2 divisions.
SAMURAI SWORDS TO KIDS & TEENS WINNERS
NAGA will be awarding custom engraved SAMURAI SWORDS to all Children & Teen 1st place winners. Octagon medals will be awarded to all 2nd & 3rd place children and teen winners along with adults who place 1st through 3rd. All competitors who win a medal will have the opportunity to obtain a samurai sword in addition to their medal at the NAGA T-shirt booth for a nominal fee. All children/teens will take home a medal even if they do not place 1st through 3rd for having the courage to compete.
SPECTACULAR CHAMPIONSHIP CUP TEAM AWARDS
Custom made team championship cups will be awarded to the top three schools in these categories: Overall Adult Team, Adult No-Gi, Adult Gi, Kids & Teens. Do not miss this opportunity to showcase the talent that your academy possesses.
The winner of our Expert Absolute No-Gi Division will take home a NAGA Championship Belt.
FREE GEORGIA CHAMPION GI PATCH
All Children, Teens & Adults who place 1st in any of our Gi Divisions (White Belt through Black Belt) will receive a NAGA Georgia Champion Gi patch. These patches are not sold, only earned by the best Gi competitors!
14 COMPETITION RINGS
NAGA is aware that a day of grappling can be a long one with thousands of matches occurring during the day. To help expedite the tournament, NAGA runs as many competition rings as possible. The size of this facility allows us to run 14 competition rings at once. This means an earlier finish time which is beneficial for families and those who travel far distances and need to get back home that evening.
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 NAGA event).