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The North American Grappling Association (NAGA) are the world’s largest mixed grappling tournaments with over 700,000 competitors worldwide. On Saturday, September 18, 2021, NAGA comes to the MassMutual Center in Springfield, MA for the NAGA Springfield Grappling Championship. Come as an individual or as a team to compete. The Facebook tournament page can be found HERE. Make sure to check in to the tournament. Use hashtag #NAGASPRINGFIELD2021 so we can see your photos and videos.

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North American Grappling Association

Current weight divisions(Men's NO-GI & GI, White Belts & Blue Belts) Fly Weight(129.9 lbs. & Under),
Bantam Weight(130 lbs. to 139.9 lbs.), Feather Weight(140 lbs. to 149.9 lbs.),
Light Weight(150 lbs. to 159.9 lbs.), Welter Weight(160 lbs. to 169.9 lbs.),
Middle Weight(170 lbs. to 179.9 lbs.), Light Heavy Weight(180 lbs. to 189.9 lbs.),
Cruiser Weight(190 lbs. to 199.9 lbs.), Heavy Weight(200 lbs. to 224.9 lbs.),
Super Heavy Weight(225 lbs. & Above) (Men'S GI Purple; Brown & Black Belt Divsions)
Lightt Weight(154.9 lbs. & Under), Middle Weight(155 lbs. to 174.9 lbs.),
Cruiser Weight(175 lbs. to 199.9lbs.), Super Heavy (200 lbs. & Above)
Men's NO-GI Absolute Divisions (Open Weight) Men's Masters Divisions (Ages 30 yrs & above)
Lt Wt. (154.9 lbs. & Under), Middle (155 to 174.9), Cruiser (175 to 199.9), Super HW (200 +)
Men's Director's (40 yrs +) & Executive (50 yrs +) Grappling Divisions
(Directors & Executives will be broken up into weight classes at the event to ensure fair competition.)
Women's GI & NO-GI Grappling Divisions Fly Weight(119.9 lbs & Under),
Light Weight(120 to 134.9 lbs.), Middle Weight(135 to 159.9 lbs.), Light Heavy Wt(160 lbs. & Above)
Children's NO-GI & GI Grappling Divisions (13 years of age & under) 49.9 lbs. & Under, 50 lbs. to 59.9 lbs.,
60 lbs. to 69.9 lbs., 70 lbs. to 79.9 lbs., 80 lbs. to 89.9 lbs., 90 lbs. to 99.9 lbs., 100 lbs. to 114.9 lbs.,
115 lbs. to 129.9 lbs.,130 lbs. to 149.9 lbs., 150 lbs. to 179.9 lbs.
Teen's NO-GI & GI Grappling Divisions (14 to 15) and (16 to 17) years of age
Fly Weight(99.9 lb & Under), Bantam Weight(100 to 109.9 lbs.), Feather Weight(110 to 119.9 lbs.),
Light Weight(120 to 129.9 lbs.), Welter Weight(130 to 139.9 lbs.), Middle Weight(140 to 149.9 lbs.),
Light Heavy Wt.(150 to 159.9 lbs.), Cruiser Weight(160 to 179.9 lbs.), Heavy Weight(180 to 199.9 lbs.),
Super Heavy Weight(200 lbs. +
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NAGA Fighter Loses Grappling Match in Disgusting Fashion

One unlucky man’s run in the North American Grappling Association (NAGA) tournament came to a smelly end over the weekend, after his opponent allegedly farted in his face.

MMA and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu fans are familiar with the omoplata technique, a shoulder lock typically used for either submitting or improving position on an opponent.

But what about this one?

The above video showcases a grappling match at a recent NAGA tourney ending in the first known submission of its kind. After some minor guard play, the guy on bottom smoothly transitions to an omoplata before allegedly committing the dirty deed in the direction of his opponent’s face.

As if he were overcome by the stench of an Asgardian baby, the helpless victim’s immediate reaction is to vomit on the mat.

“He farted in my face, man,” the victim says with an incredulous look of disgust on his face.

NAGA has played host to some of the largest BJJ and submission grappling tournaments in the United States. With the ever-evolving climate in BJJ, competitors are always looking for new ways to find an edge and make opponents cry uncle.

There’s obviously no shame in the perpetrator’s game, as he stands up and never really argues against the accusations. It’s not his fault his opponent couldn’t handle it.

Perhaps more grapplers should consider scarfing down a bean burrito or two before competition after witnessing this early candidate for "Submission of the Year."

Don’t be surprised if this incident revamps the way the guard game is played.

Jordy McElroy is a featured columnist for Bleacher Report. He is also the MMA writer for Rocktagon. 


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NAGA: North American Grappling Association

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North American Grappling Association

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"NAGA" redirects here. For other uses, see naga (disambiguation).

The North American Grappling Association (NAGA) is an organization started in 1995 that holds Submission Grappling and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournaments throughout North America and Europe. NAGA is the largest submission grappling association in the world with over 200,000 participants world-wide, including some of the top submission grapplers and MMA fighters in the world.[1] NAGA grappling tournaments consist of gi and no-gi divisions. No-Gi competitors compete under rules drafted by NAGA. Gi competitors compete under standardized Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu rules. NAGA also promotes MMA events which they term Reality Fighting. Current champion is Marko Ančić from Croatia

Skill Levels[edit]

Competitors in NAGA competitions are broken into weight divisions and skill levels. Skill levels are further divided into a two categories, Adults/Masters/Directors/Executives, and Children/Teens.

Adults/Masters/Directors/Executives[clarification needed][edit]

  • Novice (6 months total grappling experience)
  • Beginner (6 months to 2 years total grappling experience)
  • Intermediate (2 years to 5 years total grappling experience. BJJ blue belts are Intermediate)
  • Expert (5 years + total grappling experience. BJJ purple, brown, black belts are Expert)

Children & Teens[edit]

  • Novice (6 months & under total grappling experience. Children are not allowed to do submissions)
  • Beginner (6 months to 1 year total grappling experience)
  • Intermediate (1 year to 2 years total grappling experience)
  • Advance (2 years to 3 years total grappling experience)
  • Expert (3 years + total grappling experience)

Total grappling experience includes but is not limited to; wrestling experience, BJJ experience, judo experience, sambo experience, JKD experience, etc. Any training that consists of grappling is counted towards your total experience.

Weight Divisions[edit]

Men's & Master's No-Gi & Gi, White Belts & Blue Belt Divisions[edit]

Weight class name Upper limit
in pounds (lb) in kilograms (kg)
Flyweight 129.958.9
Bantamweight 139.963.5
Featherweight 149.968.0
Lightweight 159.972.5
Welterweight 169.977.06
Middleweight 179.981.6
Light Heavyweight 189.986.1
Cruiserweight 199.990.7
Heavyweight 224.9102.
Super Heavyweight No weight limit

Men's Gi Purple; Brown & Black Belt Divisions[edit]

Weight class name Upper limit
in pounds (lb) in kilograms (kg)
Lightweight 154.970.3
Middleweight 174.979.3
Cruiserweight 199.990.7
Super Heavyweight No weight limit

Master's Expert No-Gi & Gi Divisions (ages 30 yrs & above)[edit]

Weight class name Upper limit
in pounds (lb) in kilograms (kg)
Lightweight 154.970.3
Middleweight 174.979.3
Cruiserweight 199.990.7
Super Heavyweight No weight limit

Men's Director's (40 yrs +) & Executive (50 yrs +) Divisions[edit]

  • These divisions are created at the event based on the skill levels and weights of those registered for that tournament.

Women's Gi & No-Gi Grappling Divisions[edit]

Weight class name Upper limit
in pounds (lb) in kilograms (kg)
Flyweight 119.954.4
Lightweight 134.961.2
Middleweight 159.972.5
Light Heavyweight No weight limit

Children's No-Gi & Gi Grappling Divisions (13 years of age & under)[edit]

Weight class name Upper limit
in pounds (lb) in kilograms (kg)
Flyweight 49.922.6
Bantamweight 59.927.2
Featherweight 69.931.7
Lightweight 79.936.2
Welterweight 89.940.8
Middleweight 99.945.3
Light Heavyweight 114.952.1
Cruiserweight 129.958.9
Heavyweight 149.968.0
Super Heavyweight 179.981.6

Teen's NO-GI & GI Grappling Divisions (14 to 15) and (16 to 17) years of age[edit]

Weight class name Upper limit
in pounds (lb) in kilograms (kg)
Flyweight 99.945.3
Bantamweight 109.949.8
Featherweight 119.954.4
Lightweight 129.958.9
Welterweight 139.963.5
Middleweight 149.968.0
Light Heavyweight 159.972.5
Cruiserweight 179.981.6
Heavyweight 199.990.7
Super Heavyweight No weight limit

Reality Fighting[edit]

NAGA's MMA division, Reality Fighting, holds mixed martial arts events in New Jersey and Massachusetts.[2] The rules that govern each match are set by each state's athletic commission.[3][4] Reality Fighting previous champions include BJJ Black Belt and UFC veteran Gabriel Gonzaga,[5] and current Reality Fighting Light-Heavyweight Champion and The Ultimate Fighter television show The Ultimate Fighter: Team Nogueira vs. Team Mir veteran Mike Stewart and UFC Lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov [6] Notable fighters who fought in Reality Fighting: Frankie Edgar, Joe Lauzon, Kenny Florian, Tim Sylvia, Jorge Rivera, Kurt Pellegrino, Jim Miller, Dan Miller, Rob Font, Joe Proctor, Matt Bessette, Josh Diekman, Josh Grispi. Notable grappling champions Anthony Porcelli, Joe Forentino and Angelo Riveria Sr.


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