2011 NAGA HARTFORD
The North American Grappling Association (NAGA) is the world’s largest mixed grappling tournament circuit with over 120,000 competitors worldwide. On Saturday, July 30, 2011, NAGA is excited to have an event just 15 minutes from our World headquarters. The NAGA Hartford Grappling Championship No-Gi & Gi tournament is part of an even larger event, the Europa Battle of Champions. This event features multiple fitness and athletic events such as; bodybuilding, weightlifting , hot body model contest, strong man contest, kid’s midway rides, and much more. The fee to compete in NAGA gives you free access to all of the Europa events taking place on Saturday. You do not have to live in CT, be a member of NAGA, or be on a team to compete. The event is open to all styles and competitors. Please note, for this tournament doors will open one hour later than normal (doors open at 9AM not 8AM), and the tournament will start one hour later than normal (11AM not 10AM).
DOWNLOAD EVENT FLYER/REGISTRATION FORM
Pre-registration is now closed. You can still register at the door. $80 - 1 Division, $100 - 2 divisions, Spectators $20.
For a list of: divisions, age categories, skill levels, and weight classes, clikc the DIVISIONS tab located above.
Click HERE for a coupon to get free access to the Expo on Friday. Just print this out and bring it to the ticket booth. Doors open at 2PM, go check out the Expo before you weigh-in.
FREE SEMINAR WITH DAN SIMMLER ON FRIDAY
COn Friday, July 29, from 3-5PM and 6-8PM, Dollamur mats is sponsoring a FREE seminar with Dan Simmler. Dan is a 32X NAGA champion, and a black belt in BJJ under Matt Serra. The seminar will take place on the NAGA mats inside the Expo. Do not miss this opportunity to train with one of the finest grappling talents in the world. Be sure to print out your free entry coupon (link is above) to get access to the Expo.
SAMURAI SWORDS TO KIDS & TEENS WINNERS
Custom engraved SAMURAI SWORDS will be awarded to all Children & Teen 1st place winners. Octagon medals will be awarded to all 2nd & 3rd place children and teen winners and to adult competitors who place 1st through 3rd. 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 will take home a medal for having the courage to compete even if they do not place 1st thru 3rd.
The winner of our Expert Absolute No-Gi Division will take home a NAGA Championship Belt.
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.
FREE NAGA RASH GUARD TO OUR REPEAT CUSTOMERS
Any NAGA competitor who fights in BOTH the NAGA East Coast Grappling Championship (6/4/11) and the NAGA Hartford Grappling Championship (7/30/11) will receive a FREE NAGA rash guard ($40 value). You can pick up the rash guard from the NAGA t-shirt booth at the Hartford event. Kids (smaller than size Adult Small) who compete in both events will get a free pair of board shorts. We appreciate your continued support of NAGA tournaments!
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).