2016 NAGA U.S. Open Grappling Championship
NAGA brings No-Gi and Gi grappling back to the Orlando, Florida area on Saturday, July 2, 2016. The event will take place at Osceola Heritage Park, Exhibition Building Hall A.. The tournament will feature over 300 No-Gi and Gi grappling divisions. All Expert division winners take home championship belts. Non-expert Children and Teens division winners will be awarded samurai swords, adults take home medals.
All divisions will take place on Saturday. Children and teens will compete first. Adult divisions will begin once the children and teen divisions finish. Please visit the website for more information on division start times.
Some changes for 2016 include:
- NAGA is no longer accepting mail in registrations. Competitors will need to either pre-register online or register at the event. Credit card and cash are accepted at the event.
- Earlier division start times. Children & Teens must be registered and weighed in by 9:00 AM.
- Once a competitor accepts their weight and their registration card is turned in to bracketing, the weight can no longer be changed.
- Children & Teen competitors are guaranteed a minimum of two matches per tournament. Competing in gi and no-gi is considered two divisions.
- Heel hooks are no longer allowed in adult Novice and Beginner No-Gi divisions.
- Those adults registering the day of the event must be registered and weighed-in by 12:00 PM. If you pre-register or register the night before, you can arrive up until 90 minutes prior to your division's scheduled start time.
The registration fees increase by $20 after the pre-registration deadline of June 25, 2016.
For more information on pricing, directions, divisions and more visit the NAGA website, www.nagafighter.com.
See you on the mats!