2013 NAGA PHILADELPHIA GRAPPLING CHAMPIONSHIP
The North American Grappling Association (NAGA) is America's largest mixed grappling tournament circuit with over 170,000 competitors worldwide. On Saturday & Sunday, February 2 & 3, 2013 NAGA returns to Philadelphia for our annual NAGA Philadelphia Grappling Championship No-Gi & Gi tournament. Come as an individual or as a team to compete. You do not have to live in Pennsylvania or be on a team to participate in this event. This is a two day event (Adults and Teens 14, 15, 16 & 17 years compete on Saturday; Children 13 years and under compete on Sunday). This event is nationally RANKED!
WHY COMPETE IN FEBRUARY?
We know that during the holiday season many competitors take time off from training. The New England Championship is a great reason to continue training through the holidays. Enjoy the great food and festivities the holidays bring, but get to class, train hard, and do not miss this tournament. Your efforts and training will be rewarded on the mats.
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 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 BANNERS AWARDED
NAGA awards customized championship banners to the tournament team champions. A banner 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.
PHILADELPHIA 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 Philadelphia Champion Gi patch. These patches are not sold, only earned by the best Gi competitors in Philadelphia.
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).