NAGA North American Grappling Championships Results

Wrapping up another very successful year of tournament competition last weekend, Watertown’s Kimura Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu took home the overall team championship title at the prestigious North American Grappling Association (N.A.G.A) North American Championship held on November 20th in Newark, New Jersey. The victory makes Kimura the only Massachusetts based Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu school to ever win the ultra competitive North American Championship and now adding to that distinction by winning the title in consecutive years.


[social][/social]Kimura BJJ sent 65 competitors to N.J. to compete in the Men, Women, Teen, and Children’s divisions of the tournament and came home with the team championship title and an amazing 35 medals in total including 11 Gold, 12 Silver, and 12 Bronze. Success for Team Kimura came in all competitor categories from novice to expert demonstrating once again the competitive depth of the team and effectiveness of their training and preparation.

[einset][/einset]After overall victory was confirmed for his team, Kimura BJJ founder, owner, and head instructor Master Jean Kleber shared his thoughts on the school’s success: “our success begins with the unique sense of unity and spirit within our school and within our team and with each student believing that they are part of something very special, something bigger than any individual.  Our record in competition continues to validate the effectiveness of our programs and teaching for all of our students whether they choose to compete or not.”

Kleber further added “once again the hard work and dedication of all of our students and instructors from all Kimura branches has paid off and we are looking forward to next year and defending our title and the opportunity try to three-peat at the North American.”

With the tournament season for 2010 now concluded, Kimura competitors will spend the offseason training and preparing for the start of the next competition season beginning in the spring with some of the biggest and most competitive tournaments in the world including the World Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championship and the Pan American Championship.

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