How to Register for NAGA Grappling & BJJ Tournaments
The North American Grappling Association (NAGA) runs grappling & BJJ tournaments around the world. They have divisions for all ages and skill levels.
To register for a NAGA event, you use Smoothcomp. This is a free service that allows you to log into your account and compete online.
Competitors at NAGA grappling & BJJ tournaments are divided into a variety of skill levels based on age, weight, and belt rank. These divisions are a great way to challenge your skills and compete against other jiu-jitsu competitors.
The beginner division is for kids and teens who are learning how to fight in gi or no-gi. They are guaranteed a minimum of two matches per tournament.
During the registration process, children and teens will be matched with their same (or similar) age group and weight class to form a bracket. The bracketing system ensures that each competitor gets to fight at least 2 matches.
Some children and teens will be paired with slightly older children to make sure they get to compete against someone at their skill level. However, this is not always possible, and NAGA will work to match your child with their same age group or a child within a year of their actual age group as best as we can.
When registering, a child or teen can add one additional higher weight class and/or older age group division to their registration for $20 per division. All children and teen competitors must be weighed in and ready to compete at least 90 minutes prior to their division’s scheduled start time.
In addition, we offer a team awards program where teams will be awarded huge championship belts. These belts are unmatched in quality and appearance.
This is a great way to show off your team’s strength and show that you have what it takes!
The intermediate and expert divisions are for those that have already won a particular skill level at NAGA or a similar event. In these divisions, a champion can win a gold medal for winning two different divisions and a championship belt for winning all three.
Some of our most talented students have won these divisions before, but many others have never done it before. The experience is invaluable for these athletes.
We’re proud to have several student champions from the Owings Mills area. These include Stephan Jones, Nina Butler, and Omar Kharitat. They all fought hard in their divisions and are looking forward to competing at the next NAGA event.
We understand that families can be a budget-busting unit, which is why we are proud to offer a family rate at each NAGA grappling & BJJ tournament. For 2 family members, the discount is $20, for 3 it’s $40 and for 4 it’s $60.
Besides the competitive angle, the NAGA is also proud to feature a plethora of other snazzy things to do and see. You can find everything from a high-tech fitness center to a free pool and even a kids play area complete with a playground, a cycling track and more!
As far as what to eat goes, the best bet is at the hotel where there are plenty of in-house dining options. This is especially true if you’re hungry for something a little more elaborate than a bowl of cereal in the morning or some take-out.
The best part? This includes a snazzy hotel-grade spa, a full-service gym, and free daily breakfast.
This is a great way to bond with your spouse, child or children (ages 6 and up) while experiencing all that the Naga has to offer.
Our top-notch staff will make sure you’re not only satisfied with your stay, but that it was a memorable one! For instance, did you know that the aforementioned high-tech fitness center features a sauna and steam room?
We hope you’ll be back again to witness some more amazing performances from our athletes. If you’re planning on traveling to Naga this year, be sure to check out our tournament page and see when the next event is. You won’t regret it! Then, make sure to take in the city’s most impressive landmarks and other snazzy sights while you’re at it.
NAGA grappling & BJJ tournaments offer a wide range of payment options to suit the needs of all. This includes the ability to pay via credit card, eWallets such as Neteller and Skrill, and the NAGA prepaid card.
All of these methods are instant and there is no minimum deposit required. The NAGA prepaid card can be used to make payments anywhere in the world where these cards are accepted.
When you’re ready to register, you’ll need to provide a valid credit or debit card that is linked to an account at the NAGA website. You’ll also need to fill out a form that details your name, email address, and phone number. Once this has been approved, you’ll be able to proceed with your registration.
Depending on your level of competition, NAGA offers a variety of discounts to competitors. The most common discount is for families that have multiple family members competing in a single event. This will save you some money on the cost of entering a single event, so long as each member in your family is competing and pays for their own entry.
The discount is only applicable to competitors and does not apply to spectators. If you’re competing with a family, you’ll need to enter a coupon code for each of your competitors when you register online. For 2 family members, the discount is $25; for 3 members, $50; and so on.
If you’re looking to purchase gear or apparel for yourself or your friends and family, NAGA has a huge selection available at their events. This includes board shorts, bi bags, rash guards, t-shirts, and other accessories in both children and adults sizes.
You’ll also find a full range of free gifts at every NAGA event! These can include a custom samurai sword for non-expert children & teens and a gold medal for adult division winners.
All events will feature a trained professional medic on hand for any injuries that may occur. This will typically be located between Rings 1 & 2.
If you’re interested in registering for one of NAGA’s grappling & BJJ tournaments, there are several things to consider. These include your child’s age, BJJ belt rank, and how naturally talented they are in the sport.
You’ll also need to decide if you want your child or teenager to compete in the Novice, Beginner, Intermediate or Expert divisions. Each of these divisions will offer different opportunities for medals, trophies and prizes.
The novice, beginner and intermediate divisions are for those who have less than 6 months of total grappling experience, and the experts are for those with more than 2 years of experience. You’ll need to be comfortable with grappling techniques in order to compete at these levels, and you should have a decent understanding of the rules before you sign up for a grappling or BJJ tournament.
Grappling is a martial art that involves striking with the hands, elbows and knees. It combines techniques from many disciplines including Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, wrestling and judo.
It can be a fun and exciting way to improve your martial arts skills, build confidence, and make new friends. The competition is friendly and competitive, and the events are usually held in beautiful settings.
You’ll need to register for a Naga account in order to use the platform. You can do so by visiting the website, which is available on all major browsers.
If you’re a registered user, you’ll be given a unique username and password to access the NAGA network. From here, you can trade on the global financial markets, buy and sell cryptocurrencies, transfer money to and from your personal NAGA payment account and Naga card, and earn NGC – the decentralized unit of account that powers the platform.
As a member, you’ll receive exclusive offers, discounts on products and services, and be the first to hear about all of our upcoming events. Plus, you’ll be able to join our private Facebook group for members only, where you can chat with other members, ask questions and receive helpful tips.
In addition to the registration process, you’ll be able to check your eSalvar QR ID on the eSalvar app and present it when you enter or exit establishments that have an eSalvar QR code. This will help to improve the effectiveness of contact tracing efforts in Naga and around the country.