17 Jul
Early bird registrations
09 Mar - 09 Jul 11:59 pm
Normal registration
Deadline 14 Jul 11:59 pm
Late registrations
Deadline 16 Jul 8:00 pm

NAGA Detroit Grappling Championship

SATURDAY, JULY 17, 2021 Hype Recreation Center

The North American Grappling Association (NAGA) is the world’s largest mixed grappling tournament circuit with over 750,000 competitors worldwide. On Saturday, July 17, 2021, NAGA returns to Detroit.  Children and Teens will compete first and then be followed by the Adult divisions. Come as an individual or as a team to compete in this no-gi & gi event.










early bird REGISTRATION:                                                                                                    REGISTER BY FRIDAY, July 9, 2021, 5:00 PM EST. 


normal REGISTRATION:                                                                                                      REGISTER 7/10/21 THROUGH 7/14/21, 5:00 PM EST.


late REGISTRATION:                                                                                                              Thursday (7/15/21)  OR FRIDAY (7/16/21)


early bird REGISTRATION 

1 Division = $89, Each additional division is $20, Spectators are $12 each.
 Children 8 and under are $5 and can only be purchased at the door (Infants are free).


We understand that you may not be able to commit to competing until the week of the event. This option is cheaper than registering at the event.
 1 Division = $109, Each additional division is $20, Spectators are $15 each.
 Children 8 and under are $5 and can only be purchased at the door (Infants are free).


For those who register the Thursday, or Friday (7/15- 7/16/21):
1 or 2 Divisions = $150. Spectators are $15 each.
Children 8 and under are $5 and can only be purchased at the door (Infants are free).
You must register for the tournament by 8 PM Friday evening, THERE IS NO DAY OF REGISTRATION!

Cash, Credit (Visa, MasterCard, and Discover), Debit, Stripe, PayPal are accepted forms of payment. AmEx and checks are not accepted. We do accept cash at the door for spectator fees.


NAGA offers family discounts for immediate family members competing in the same event:

For 2 family members, the discount is $20
For 3 family members $40
For 4 family members $60, etc.

Family rates are valid for a parent paying for themselves and their minor child or children (under the age of 18), or a parent paying for their minor children (under the age of 18).

To receive a family discount coupon code email [email protected] or call our office at 860.295.0403. Please email/call prior to registering. We are available Monday through Friday between the hours of 9 AM and 5 PM EST.  We respond to all phone calls and emails within 24 hours.

You can CANCEL and receive a full credit towards any future NAGA event for any reason. Competitors must cancel by 12:00 PM on Friday before the event by logging into your account and canceling your registration yourself. This credit is valid up to 1 year from the date you cancel. 

ASSISTANCE WITH REGISTRATIONIf you are having technical issues registering, setting up an account, or have any tournament specific questions (location, times, skill levels, etc.) please email [email protected] or call (860) 295-0403.

FREE GIFTS TO ALL COMPETITORSAll NAGA competitors will receive a free gift at the event. Some examples of the free gifts are NAGA Pop Socket, NAGA Back Pack or NAGA Chrome Emblem/Sticker. Competitors can upgrade their free gift to a long-sleeve hooded t-shirt for $5. Other NAGA items may be available/substituted at certain events.  

WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU GET TO THE EVENTEvery competitor will check-in at our front desk when they arrive. Competitors will receive a card which summarizes the divisions they are competing in and the number of spectators they have pre-purchased. Competitors will then proceed to the weigh-in area to get weighed in. Once weighed-in, competitors will pick up their free NAGA gift and then be interviewed by one of our experienced referees. The referee will make sure competitors are in the correct skill level(s). At this time, we will also share the size of your division(s). If you are the only competitor in your bracket, the referee will discuss what options are available and move you to the agreed upon bracket.

FRIDAY WEIGH-IN TIMES All competitors are given the option to check-in and weigh-in on Friday from 7:30 - 8 PM.  If you do check-in and weigh-in on Friday evening you do NOT have to do it again on Saturday when you arrive. You only need to weigh-in once and you weigh-in without the gi.

SATURDAY CHECK-IN AND WEIGH-IN TIMESAll CHILDREN & TEENS (17 yrs. & under) must be checked in by 9:00 AM and weighed in by 9:30 AM.
ADULT competitors must be checked-in one hour before their scheduled start time which can be found when the brackets are released on Friday evening.
Anyone who arrives after these listed times will not be allowed to compete. For those who miss these deadlines, a credit will be issued that can be used for any future NAGA event (within one year of the event date), no exceptions. No refunds are given.

MULTIPLE DIVISIONS FOR CHILDREN & TEENSChildren and teen competitors who want to compete in an additional higher weight class or older age group division can do so for $20 per division. You can add one additional weight class or age group per division type (no-gi or gi) for a total of 4 divisions. Competitors cannot do multiple skill levels.
As an example: a beginner 11 year old 85 pound competitor could add the 90-99.9 weight class OR the 12-13 year old category (not both). They cannot add the intermediate skill level. They can do this for no-gi, gi, or both. It is $20 for each division added. If they wanted to go up in weight for no-gi and up in age for gi (or vice-versa) we can accommodate that request.
If you would like to add an additional division (or two), call the office at 860-295-0403 or email [email protected] The following information is required in order to add the extra division(s): which tournament, the competitor’s name, up age or up weight, no-gi/gi/both, payment method (credit card, PayPal, Stripe), and the email address (only needed if you are calling in). NAGA will email you an invoice with a link to pay for the extra divisions. Once payment is made we will copy the competitor into the additional division(s).

GET YOUR GRAPPLING GEAR AT THE EVENTNAGA is bringing a truckload of grappling gear (board shorts, bi bags, rash guards, t-shirts, hats, patches, skull caps, stickers, dog tags, etc.) in children and adults sizes, for males and females. Check out the huge selection of gear and apparel at the NAGA event.

COACH & PARENT CHAIRS NAGA provides 2 chairs on each side of every score table, 1 for the coach of the competitor and the other for a family member or friend to shoot video or take photographs. Please note, no one else is allowed inside the barricades during the matches.

EVENT MEDICAll NAGA events have a trained professional medic on sight. The medic will be visible and accessible to all in attendance. The medic is typically located between Rings 1 & 2.


NAGA awards championship belts to all Expert Children, Expert Teen, Expert Adult, Expert Masters, Expert Director and Expert Executive Division champions (Limit 1 belt per competitor per event for division winners). Absolute Intermediate, Absolute Expert, Absolute Blue Belt, and Absolute Purple Belt winners are awarded belts. Absolute division winners will win a belt even if they win one in their weight class division. This award is unrivaled in quality and appearance.

NAGA awards custom engraved SAMURAI SWORDS to all non-expert Children & Teen 1st place winners (Limit 1 per competitor per event). Custom medals will be awarded to all 2nd & 3rd place winners along with non-expert Adult division winners. Adult competitors who place 1st and win a gold medal will have the opportunity to obtain a samurai sword at the NAGA T-shirt booth for a nominal fee. All children (13 and under) who do not place 1st through 3rd will take home an award.

ABSOLUTE DIVISIONSAll Adult competitors (ages 18 & above) can add No-Gi and/or Gi Absolute Divisions to their division list when registering for this event.


NAGA awards either customized championship cups or huge championship belts to the tournament team champions. A team award can be won in Adult Overall, Adult No-Gi, Adult Gi, and Children & Teens Overall. Please make sure your team registers under the same team name. If your team name does exist multiple times in Smoothcomp, please email us at [email protected] to consolidate into 1 correct team name.


NAGA runs over 65 events a year across 10 different countries. We are always looking for new staff members to help support our expansion needs. If you are interested in becoming a referee, ring coordinator, security, weigh-in, awards, or photographer please email us at [email protected] Please note that if you are working the event you will not be able to compete at that event.


Hype Recreation Center »
4635 Howe Rd
Timezone: America/New_York


  • Men No-Gi 89 USD
    18 years and above
  • Absolute No-Gi Men 25 USD
    18 years and above
  • Men Gi 89 USD
    18 years and above
  • Absolute Gi Men 25 USD
    18 years and above
  • Women No-Gi 89 USD
    18 years and above
  • Absolute No-Gi Women 25 USD
    18 years and above
  • Women Gi 89 USD
    18 years and above
  • Absolute Gi Women 25 USD
    18 years and above
  • Teens No-Gi (Male) 89 USD
    14-17 years
  • Teens Gi (Male) 89 USD
    14-17 years
  • Teens No-Gi (Female) 89 USD
    14-17 years
  • Teens Gi (Female) 89 USD
    14-17 years
  • Children No-Gi (Male) 89 USD
    13 & under
  • Children Gi (Male) 89 USD
    13 & under
  • Children No-Gi (Female) 89 USD
    13 & under
  • Children Gi (Female) 89 USD
    13 & under
  • 1 Spectator ticket 12 USD
    Collect your wristband(s) at the door
  • 2 Spectator tickets 24 USD
    Collect your wristband(s) at the door
  • 3 Spectator tickets 36 USD
    Collect your wristband(s) at the door
  • 4 Spectator tickets 48 USD
    Collect your wristband(s) at the door
  • 5 Spectator tickets 60 USD
    Collect your wristband(s) at the door
  • 6 Spectator tickets 72 USD
    Collect your wristband(s) at the door
  • 7 Spectator tickets 84 USD
    Collect your wristband(s) at the door
  • 8 Spectator tickets 96 USD
    Collect your wristband(s) at the door
  • 9 Spectator tickets 108 USD
    Collect your wristband(s) at the door
  • 10 Spectator tickets 120 USD
    Collect your wristband(s) at the door