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NAGA and Reality Fighting Updates

    Mon, 2009-02-02 11:37 — Kip Kollar

    The new NAGA website launches this Monday. Come by, check it out, and let us know what you think.

    Pre-registration is now open for the New England (RI) and Virginia tournaments in February, the Arnolds (Ohio), Vegas, and U.S. Nationals in March, and the World Championship in April.

    Reality Fighting - Throwdown is coming to Plymouth, MA on May 2, 2009. The show will feature 3 title fights along with 12 other MMA fights in the new 28 foot Reality Fighting hexagon cage. Tickets are now on sale.

    Reality Fighting will be holding an amateur MMA show in Washington D.C. on May 16th, and one in Wildwood, NJ on August 1st. If you are interested in fighting, please fill out the fighter registration form at www.realityfighting.tv.

    NAGA is featured monthly in Gladiator Magazine - read the press release below.

    Winter time is here so get your NAGA thermals, hoodies, and hats. For those of you living where the thermometer does not dip below 70 degrees, NAGA beach towels and new NAGA t-shirt designs are available.

    Want to become a NAGA referee or ring coordinator? Find out how below.

    More information on all these events and items can be found below.

    HELIO GRACIE PASSES AWAY

    The patriarch of the world famous Gracie family and innovator of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Helio Gracie, passed away this week at the age of 95.

    Helio Gracie was truly a legend. Everyone who steps on a NAGA mat or into the Reality Fighting cage owes a deep amount of gratitude to this man.

    NAGA offers its condolences to the entire Gracie family.

    NEW NAGA WEBSITE

    The new NAGA website launches Monday, February 2nd. We are extremely excited about the new design and new features the site contains. There will be video galleries, photo galleries, featured grapplers, featured schools, techniques of the month, and much more.

    NAGA has created a video site on YouTube and we would like for you to share with us your NAGA grappling videos, techniques videos, Reality Fighting videos, etc. The new website has a video section we think you will enjoy. Visit the NAGA page at: http://www.youtube.com/user/nagagrappling and share your videos.

    The first featured techniques are shown by Alliance black belt Allen Mohler. We look forward to having more NAGA Fighters add content to the page. Be sure to contact us through the "Contact NAGA" page on the new site if you want to add any content, give any input, etc.

    NAGA NEW ENGLAND

    WHEN:
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    INFO:

    Saturday February 14, 2009
    Doors open at 8:00 a.m.
    Twin River Casino, Lincoln, RI
    Over 300 Gi & No-Gi Divisions
    This event is Nationally
    860-295-0403
    President@nagafighter.com
    www.NAGAFighter.com

    Pre-Register HERE.
    Download event flyer HERE.

    NAGA has teamed up with the beautiful Twin River Casino to host the New England Grappling Championship. Samurai swords and medals will be awarded to division winners.

    NO-GI Grappling Superfight
    Joe Lauzon (Aggression) vs. Will Kerr (Strikezone)

    NAGA regrets to announce that the no-gi grappling superfight that was to feature UFC veteran and Team Link member Gabriel "Napao" Gonzaga taking on American Top Team's Luigi Mondelli has been postponed. Gabriel was offered a last minute fight for the UFC that he could not decline. This match will take place at a later date.

    We have put together another Superfight featuring UFC veteran Joe Lauzon. Joe will be headlining the upcoming UFC Fight Night on SpikeTV and will be facing the very tough Will Kerr. Will is one of the top MMA fighters in New England who has a tremendous grappling game. This will be a war!

    If you would like to get your school on our mailing list for this tournament, please email Joe Cuff at jcuff@nagafighter.com.

    NAGA VIRGINIA

    WHEN:
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    Saturday February 28, 2009
    Doors open at 8:00 a.m.
    King William H.S., King William, VA
    Over 250 Gi & No-Gi Divisions
    This event is Nationally
    860-295-0403
    President@nagafighter.com
    www.NAGAFighter.com

    Pre-Register HERE.
    Download event flyer HERE.

    Virginia has proven to be a grappling hotbed. Incredible talent is displayed on the mats in both adult and kids divisions. Come out and test yourself against the best grapplers in the area. Remember, you do not have to be from Virginia to compete.

    If you would like to get your school on our mailing list for this tournament, please email Joe Cuff at jcuff@nagafighter.com.

    ARNOLD WORLD GRAPPLING CHAMPIONSHIP

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    Saturday/Sunday, March 7&8, 2009
    Doors open at 8:00 a.m.
    Columbus Conv. Center, Columbus, OH
    Over 300 Gi & No-Gi Divisions
    This event is Nationally
    860-295-0403
    President@nagafighter.com
    www.NAGAFighter.com

    Pre-Register HERE.
    Download event flyer HERE.

    The Arnolds are back! This tremendous event features not only grappling, but also bodybuilding, fitness competitions, hundreds of vendors (including many of your favorite MMA companies), and so much more. Saturday's event will be done in time to check out the UFC right down the road.

    UFC fighter Jorge Gurgel will be hosting a seminar on Sunday afternoon. Check out the tournament website for details.

    The Friday weigh-in will be available from 5-9PM. You do not have to weigh-in/register on Friday.

    If you would like to get your school on our mailing list for this tournament, please email Joe Cuff at jcuff@nagafighter.com.

    NAGA VEGAS

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    Saturday March 14, 2009
    Doors open at 8:00 a.m.
    The Sport Center, Las Vegas, NV
    Over 300 Gi & No-Gi Divisions
    This event is Nationally
    860-295-0403
    President@nagafighter.com
    www.NAGAFighter.com

    Pre-Register HERE.
    Download event flyer HERE.

    NAGA comes back to Vegas on March 14, 2009. Samurai swords will be awarded to division winners.

    On Friday March 13th, from 6:30-7:30PM, grappling phenom Robert Drysdale will be giving a FREE seminar. Come register, weigh-in, and learn some great techniques.

    Championship belts will be awarded to the No-Gi and Gi Absolute winners.

    If you would like to get your school on our mailing list for this tournament, please email Joe Cuff at jcuff@nagafighter.com.

    NAGA U.S. NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

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    Saturday/Sunday, March 21&22, 2009
    Doors open at 8:00 a.m.
    Mount Zion H.S., Jonesboro, GA
    Over 300 Gi & No-Gi Divisions
    This event is Nationally
    860-295-0403
    President@nagafighter.com
    www.NAGAFighter.com

    Pre-Register HERE.
    Download event flyer HERE.

    The NAGA U.S. National Grappling Championship returns to Georgia for a 2 day event.

    All adult divisions will be on Saturday, all kids and teen divisions will be on Sunday.

    100 championship belts and 1000 octagon medals will be awarded.

    If you would like to get your school on our mailing list for this tournament, please email Joe Cuff at jcuff@nagafighter.com.

    NAGA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

    WHEN:
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    Saturday/Sunday, April 4&5, 2009
    Doors open at 8:00 a.m.
    Essex County College, Newark, NJ
    Over 360 Gi & No-Gi Divisions
    This event is Nationally
    860-295-0403
    President@nagafighter.com
    www.NAGAFighter.com

    Pre-Register HERE.
    Download event flyer HERE.

    The worlds largest submission grappling tournament is back! The NAGA World Championship attracts thousands of competitors and spectators over the two days of grappling action.

    Expert division winners will take home a NAGA championship belt. Over 1000 octagon medals will be presented to other division champions along with 2nd and 3rd place winners.

    This is a tournament you do not want to miss. Come as a team or an individual to compete.

    If you would like to get your school on our mailing list for this tournament, please email Joe Cuff at jcuff@nagafighter.com.

    REALITY FIGHTING - THROWDOWN

    POSTER COMING SOON

    WHEN:
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    INFO:

    Saturday, May 2nd, 2009
    Doors open at 6:30, first fight at 8:00 pm
    Plymouth Mem. Hall, Plymouth, MA
    860-295-0403
    jcuff@nagafighter.com
    http://www.RealityFighting.tv

    Buy Tickets HERE.

    Reality Fighting - Throwdown will feature 3 title fights along with 12 othe battles in our new 28 foot hexagon cage. Please visit www.realityfighting.tv for the latest fight card, which will feature both pro and amateur fights. Tickets are available now.

    FIGHT CARD (subject to change)
    LIGHTWEIGHT TITLE FIGHT
    Anthony Leate (Aggression/Lakeville MMA) vs. Rene Nazare (Dungeon MMA)

    WELTERWEIGHT TITLE FIGHT
    Chuck O'Neil (Aggression) vs. Tim Pinney (Freestyle)

    FEATHERWEIGHT TITLE FIGHT
    Mike Gresh (CCFA) vs. Bill Jones (Anubis)

    MAIN CARD
    Josh Parker (Hardcore) vs. Alex Dunworth (Aggression)
    Tom Giove (SSSF) vs. Ryan Parker (Boneyard)

    ALSO FIGHTING
    Eric Foley (SSSF)
    Benji Baptiste (CCFA)
    Matt Bessette (Link)
    Joe Proctor (Aggression)
    Bobby Chandler (Hudson Valley BJJ)
    Kelly Luchs (Richardson MMA)
    Dungeon MMA Fighters
    ...and many more!

    NAGA MERCHANDISE

    Check the NAGA store for the latest deals on NAGA and Reality Fighting gear.

    NAGA FIGHTER HOODIES

    ZIP-UP

    PULLOVER

    NEW NAGA T-SHIRTS

    DISTRESSED SHIELD DESIGN

    NAGA CRAZY T-SHIRT (FRONT)

    NAGA CRAZY T-SHIRT (BACK)

    NAGA THERMALS

    FRONT

    BACK

    Thermals are also available in the NAGA Wing design.

    OTHER NAGA MERCHANDISE

    NAGA board shorts come in blue camouflage, red camouflage, and orange camouflage. These shorts are great for both grappling and MMA. To get a pair, click the shorts you want and you will be taken to the NAGA Store to make your purchase.

    BACK OF ALL SHORTS

    NAGA Skull T-Shirts in RED

    or

    Gray

    NAGA Mouthpieces

    Web Advertising
    If you would like to advertise with a banner like the one below you can click HERE.

    2008 RANKED SEASON IS COMPLETED

    The 2008 season is over and the final standings are now posted on the . There have been close races all year for Ranked titles and we look forward to the results.

    Registration for the 2009 Ranked season is now available HERE.

    For more information about Ranked please visit: www.nationallyranked.com.

    To get your event Ranked, you can click HERE.

    BECOME A NAGA REFEREE OR RING COORDINATOR

    NAGA is always looking for qualified individuals to join our referee and ring coordinator team.

    Referees must have a strong knowledge of both gi and no-gi grappling and its rules and they must be able to help set up before and clean up after the tournament. Referees must also have a professional attitude. Becoming a NAGA referee provides an opportunity for you to travel the United States and earn money all while working in the sport that you love. If you are interested and fit this description, please visit the new NAGA site for more details.

    Ring coordinators are responsible for scorekeeping, timekeeping, and division bracketing. We are looking for individuals who have a knowledge of how to bracket divisions, are professional, can interact well with others, from areas where NAGA tournaments are held, and have a passion for the sport of grappling. Please visit the new NAGA site for more details.

    NAGA SPONSORS

    If you are interested in sponsoring NAGA or Reality Fighting, please contact Kipp Kollar at 860-295-0403 or at president@nagafighter.com.

    Let us help you get exposure from the thousands of grapplers and families that attend our grappling events, and the thousands of fans who attend our MMA events (the world's fastest growing sport).

    UPCOMING EVENTS

    2009

    February 14 (Saturday) NAGA New England
    Twin River Casino, RI. 300 Gi & No-Gi Divisions - Confirmed

    March 7 & 8 (Saturday & Sunday) Arnold Grappling Championship
    Columbus, OH. 360 Gi & No-Gi Divisions - Confirmed

    March 14 (Saturday & Sunday) NAGA Vegas
    Las Vegas, NV. 300 Gi & No-Gi Divisions - Confirmed

    March 21 & 22 (Saturday & Sunday) U.S. Nationals
    Atlanta, GA. 360 Gi & No-Gi Divisions - Confirmed

    April 4 & 5 (Saturday & Sunday) NAGA World Championships
    Newark, NJ. 360 Gi & No-Gi Divisions - Tentative

    April 18 (Saturday) Tournament of Champions
    Orlando, FL. 300 Gi & No-Gi Divisions - Confirmed

    May 2 (Saturday Night) Reality Fighting - Throwdown
    Plymouth, MA. 15 Pro MMA Fights - Confirmed

    May 9 (Saturday) NAGA Texas
    Dallas, TX. 300 Gi & No-Gi Divisions - Confirmed

    May 16 (Saturday) NAGA D.C.
    Washington, D.C. 300 Gi & No-Gi Divisions - Confirmed

    May 30 (Saturday) NAGA Chicago
    Chicago, IL. 300 Gi & No-Gi Divisions - Tentative

    June 13 & 14 (Saturday & Sunday) NAGA Georgia
    Atlanta, GA. 300 Gi & No-Gi Divisions - Tentative

    June 27 (Saturday) NAGA East Coast Championship
    Twin River Casino, RI. 300 Gi & No-Gi Divisions - Confirmed

    July 3-4 (Friday & Saturday) NAGA U.S. Open & Submission Clinic
    Disneyworld (Orlando), FL. 360 Gi & No-Gi Divisions - Confirmed

    July 18 (Saturday Night) Reality Fighting - Showdown
    Plymouth, MA. 15 Pro MMA Fights - Confirmed

    August 1 & 2 (Saturday & Sunday) Battle at the Beach
    Wildwood, NJ. 360 Gi & No-Gi Divisions - Confirmed

    August 1 (Saturday Night) Reality Fighting - Battle on the Beach
    Wildwood, NJ. 15 Amateur MMA Fights - Confirmed

    August 15 (Saturday) Europa Grappling Championship
    Dallas, TX. 300 Gi & No-Gi Divisions - Confirmed

    September 12 & 13 (Sat. & Sun.) NAGA Southeast Championship
    Atlanta, GA. 300 Gi & No-Gi Divisions - Tentative

    September 25 (Friday) Mr. Olympia Grappling Camp
    Las Vegas, NV. Grappling seminars - Confirmed

    September 26 (Saturday) Mr. Olympia World Championship
    Las Vegas, NV. 300 Gi & No-Gi Divisions - Confirmed

    October 10 (Saturday) NAGA Hawaii
    Honolulu, HI. 220 Gi & No-Gi Divisions - Tentative

    October 24 & 25 (Saturday & Sunday) NAGA Midwest Championship
    Chicago, IL. 300 Gi & No-Gi Divisions - Tentative

    November 7 (Saturday Night) Reality Fighting - Ferocity
    Plymouth, MA. 15 Pro MMA Fights - Confirmed

    November 14 & 15 (Saturday & Sunday) NAGA-NAGC
    Newark, NJ. 360 Gi & No-Gi Divisions - Tentative

    November 21 & 22 (Saturday & Sunday) NAGA Florida
    Boca Raton, FL. 360 Gi & No-Gi Divisions - Tentative

    December 5 (Saturday) NAGA Southwest Championship
    Dallas, TX. 300 Gi & No-Gi Divisions - Tentative

    For a complete list of confirmed and tentative events in 2009 please click HERE.

    For updates on 'tentative' dates please check www.nagafighter.com.

    NAGA & Reality Fighting
    in Gladiator Magazine

    NAGA Featured in New Issue of Gladiator Magazine

    The new issue of Gladiator Magazine with “Ruthless” Robbie Lawler on the cover is now available in bookstores and newsstands throughout the U.S. and around the world. It continues its featured coverage of NAGA with two great articles on NAGA's industry-leading grappling and MMA shows.

    The East Coast mat rats are well-represented by NAGA's famous Battle at the Beach, which combines MMA and grappling on the same weekend at the famed Jersey shore. With tons of photos and an in-depth write-up by none other than Kirik Jenness, there's a good chance that your photo might be found in Gladiator Magazine if you were one of the thousands who attended or competed. This article will make you want to sign up for the Battle at the Beach for next year, as you won't want to miss all the fun and excitement that a premier NAGA event offers.

    Showing NAGA's nationwide reach and influence as the grappling event of choice all across the U.S., you'll also get to read about and see great photos of the Europa NAGA World Grappling Championships, held in the two million square-foot Dallas Convention Center. Based on the success that NAGA exhibits in running grappling and BJJ events at the Arnold Sports Festival, Kipp Kollar was asked to provide the same world class service at the Europa Super Show and Sports Expo, made possible by collaboration with Dollamur Sports Surfaces. In addition to the NAGA event, there were seminars by UFC superstar Matt Hughes, Olympic judo hero Mike Swain, BJJ legend Carlos Machado, and others.

    Tons of other exciting content is also in this issue of Gladiator with extensive coverage of King of the Cage, Strikeforce, and Virginia's Gladiator Fight Club, training and nutrition tips and methods, interviews with women fighters Gina Carano and Thricia Poovey, a profile on the Sprawl Fight Shorts company, a special lifetime achievement award article on MMA journalist Eddie Goldman, and much more! Visit your local Barnes and Nobles or other major bookstore or newsstand to get your copy, or subscribe by visiting www.gladmag.com. Gladiator Magazine is YOUR magazine for NAGA coverage and also covers events and personalities that you won't see anywhere else. Get it today!

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