2012 NAGA MIDWEST GRAPPLING CHAMPIONSHIP
The North American Grappling Association (NAGA) is America's largest mixed grappling tournament circuit with over 160,000 competitors worldwide. On November 3 & 4, 2012 NAGA returns to the Odeum Expo Center in Villa Park, Illinois for our annual Midwest Grappling Championship, No-Gi & Gi tournament. All adults & teens compete on Saturday, all children 13 and under compete on Sunday. You do not need to be on a team to compete. You do not have to live in Illinois to participate in this event. This event is nationally RANKED!
For weigh-in and registration location and times click the DIVISIONS tab above.
2 DAY TOURNAMENT; ADULTS & TEENS COMPETE ON SATURDAY, CHILDREN ON SUNDAY
Due to the large amount of competitors this NAGA tournament attracts, this event will take place over two days. All adults (both gi and no-gi) and teens (14-17 years old) will compete on Saturday. All children 13 yrs. & under (gi & no-gi) will compete on Sunday. The tremendous benefit of a 2-day event is that competitors do not have to wait numerous hours to compete
100 CHAMPIONSHIP BELTS AWARDED
NAGA is very pleased to be awarding 100 CHAMPIONSHIP BELTS to all its Children, Teen, Adult, Masters, Directors and Executive Expert Division Winners.
SAMURAI SWORDS TO CHILDREN & TEENS WINNERS
NAGA will be awarding custom engraved SAMURAI SWORDS to all Children & Teen non-expert 1st place winners. 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.
SPECTACULAR CHAMPIONSHIP CUP TEAM AWARDS
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.
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 NAGA event).