2013 NAGA GERMANY GRAPPLING CHAMPIONSHIP
On Saturday, 11 May 2013, the world’s largest grappling tournament circuit, NAGA, comes to Limburg, Germany for the NAGA Germany Grappling Championship. This tournament is open to all grappling styles and all 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 participate in this event. Our German speaking competitors can download the German registration form. If you have any questions please contact us through the NAGA Contacts page located on the NAGA website. This event is internationally RANKED!
16 CHAMPIONSHIP BELTS AWARDED
The winners of the Men’s and Women’s No-Gi and Gi (purple, brown, black belt) Expert divisions will be awarded a championship belt. All Masters, Directors, Executive, Children & Teen Expert winners are awarded gold medals.
CHAMPION GI PATCH
All Children, Teens & Adults who place 1st in any NAGA Gi Division (White Belt through Black Belt) will receive a NAGA Champion Gi patch. These patches are not sold, only earned by the best Gi competitors.
NAGA has received input from European competitors and instructors concerning our rules. NAGA has listened to these suggestions and has decided that heel hooks in all divisions will be illegal at this event. We understand that this is a common rule in Europe and are willing to make this change. Children and Teens will be allowed to do submissions (except for Children Novice competitors). The NAGA Rulebook and Rules Videos (both only in English) can be found at www.nagafighter.com.
GET YOUR GRAPPLING GEAR AT THE EVENT
NAGA is bringing a truckload of grappling gear (Board shorts, gi bags, rash guards, t-shirts, hats, gi hoodies, patches, skull caps, stickers, dog tags, etc.) in children and adults sizes, for males and females. Check out the huge selection of gear and apparel at the NAGA event.
NAGA IN EUROPE
NAGA is extremely excited to hold grappling tournaments in Europe. This will be our fourth year coming to Europe. NAGA will hold at least three events in Europe in 2013; Germany (May 2013), Monaco (June 2013), France (November 2013). NAGA is looking to add even more tournaments in 2014 and beyond. NAGA appreciates your support and looks forward to giving you the best grappling experience both on and off the mats.
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).