2011 NAGA ORLANDO GRAPPLING CHAMPIONSHIP The North American Grappling Association (NAGA) is the world’s largest mixed grappling tournament circuit with over 120,000 competitors worldwide. On Saturday, July 2, 2011, NAGA returns to Walt Disney World (Orlando, FL) with its 2nd annual NAGA Orlando Grappling Championship No-Gi & Gi tournament. The NAGA grappling competition, which is part of an even larger Martial Arts Festival, will have its own dedicated area, the Coronado Ballroom. This ballroom is enormous with ample spectator seating surrounding the 14 rings. This NAGA event is open to all grappling styles and competitors. This event is nationally RANKED and is sanctioned by the ISKA as its annual World Championship. For years this martial arts event has been THE family summer destination for martial artists. The greatest martial arts show in the world, set right in the middle of the happiest place on earth, Walt Disney World. Plan your vacation today.
PRE-REGISTER ONLINE HERE or download the registration form, print it out and mail it in to the address on the form along with your check.
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/teens will take home a medal for having the courage to compete even if they do not place 1st through 3rd.
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.
CHAMPIONSHIP BELT The winner of our Expert Absolute No-Gi Division will take home a NAGA Championship Belt.
FREE NAGA BOARD SHORTS TO OUR REPEAT COMPETITORS Any NAGA competitor who fights in BOTH the NAGA Florida Grappling Championship (5/21 & 5/22) and the NAGA Orlando Grappling Championship (7/2) will receive a FREE pair of NAGA Board Shorts ($45 value). You can pick up the shorts from the NAGA t-shirt booth at the Orlando tournament. We appreciate your continued support of NAGA!
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. SANDBAGGERS BEWARE 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).
Disney's Coronado Springs Resort 1000 W. Buena Vista Drive, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830 FROM ORLANDO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT Take the Airport South exit to SR 417 South (please note 417 is a Toll Road). Travel 417 South to Exit 3 for Osceola Parkway West . Continue west on Osceola Parkway through Disney's Welcome Archway. Go through two traffic lights, then exit for All-Star Resorts/Blizzard Beach/Coronado Springs. Turn right at the bottom of the exit ramp onto West Buena Vista Dr. Go through the traffic signal by Blizzard Beach. Turn left at the next traffic signal into Disney's Coronado Springs Resort FROM ORLANDO Take I-4 West to Exit 65 (Osceola Parkway). Then exit at 65 onto (Osceola Parkway West). Continue west on Osceola Parkway through Disney's Welcome Archway. Go through two traffic lights, then exit for All-Star Resorts/Blizzard Beach/Coronado Springs. Turn right at the bottom of the exit ramp onto West Buena Vista Drive. Proceed through the traffic signal by Blizzard Beach. Turn left at the next traffic signal into Disney's Coronado Springs Resort FROM TAMPA Take I-4 East to Exit 64 B (World Drive). Then exit for Disney's Animal Kingdom Resort Area (Osceola Parkway). Continue West on Osceola Parkway, then exit for All-Star Resorts/Blizzard Beach/Coronado Springs. Turn right at the bottom of the exit ramp onto West Buena Vista Drive. Proceed through the traffic signal by Blizzard Beach. Turn left at the next traffic signal into Disney's Coronado Springs Resort