Naga Weight Classes (All You Need to Know!)

naga weight classes

Naga (North American Grappling Association) is one of the most prominent organizations in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. It was created in 1995 and has several tournaments worldwide in which athletes compete in various weight divisions. So, to compete in their Gi and No-Gi events, you must know the different Naga weight classifications.

This article will go through the various Naga weight classes and classifications. It’ll discuss men’s, women’s, and kids’ weight, age, and skill level ranges. Stay tuned!

What Are the Different Naga Weight Classes?

The North American Grappling Association “NAGA” ranks its competitors into weight categories that are the same in Gi and No-Gi tournaments.

Here are the main Grappling Industries weight divisions for kids and adults:

  • Children’s Gi/No-Gi Weight Classes
  • Teen’s Gi/No-Gi Weight Classes
  • Women Adult/Master/Director/Executive Gi/No-Gi Weight Classes
  • Men Adult/Master/Director/Executive Gi and No-Gi Weight Classes

Let’s dive in-depth into each Naga weight category!

Children’s Gi/No-Gi Weight Classes

Naga Children Weight Class Weight Limit Range
Children 1 Under 39.9 lbs (17.7 kg)
Children 2 40 to 49.9 lbs (17.7 to 22.6 kg)
Children 3 50 to 59.9 lbs (22.6 to 27.1 kg)
Children 4 60 to 69.9 lbs (27.1 to 31.7 kg)
Children 5 70 to 79.9 lbs (31.7 to 36.2 kg)
Children 6 80 to 89.9 lbs (36.2 to 40.7 kg)
Children 7 90 to 99.9 lbs (40.7 to 45.3 kg)
Children 8 100 to 109.9 lbs (45.3 to 49.8 kg)
Children 9 110 to 119.9 lbs (49.8 to 54.3 kg)
Children 10 120 to 129.9 lbs (54.3 to 58.9 kg)
Children 11 130 to 139.9 lbs (58.9 to 63.4 kg)
Children 12 140 to 149.9 lbs (63.4 to 67.9 kg)
Children 13 150 to 159.9 lbs (67.9 to 72.5 kg)
Children 14 160 to 169.9 lbs (72.5 to 77 kg)
Children 15 170 to 179.9 lbs (77 to 81.6 kg)
Children 16 Over 180 lbs (Over 81.6 kg)

Teen’s Gi/No-Gi Weight Classes

Naga Teen Weight Class Weight Limit Range
Flyweight Under 99.9 lbs (45.3 kg)
Bantamweight 100 to 109.9 lbs (45.3 to 49.9 kg)
Featherweight 110 to 119.9 lbs (49.9 to 54.4 kg)
Lightweight 120 to 129.9 lbs (54.4 to 58.9 kg)
Welterweight 130 to 139.9 lbs (58.9 to 63.4 kg)
Middleweight 140 to 149.9 lbs (63.4 to 67.9 kg)
Light Heavyweight 150 to 159.9 lbs (67.9 to 72.5 kg)
Cruiserweight 160 to 179.9 lbs (72.5 to 81.6 kg)
Heavyweight 180 to 199.9 lbs (81.6 to 90.6 kg)
Super Heavyweight Over 200 lbs (Over 90.6 kg)

Women Adult/Master/Director/Executive Gi/No-Gi Weight Classes

Naga Women Weight Class Weight Limit Range
Sub-Atomic Under 99.9 lbs (45.3 kg)
Atomweight 100 to 109.9 lbs (45.3 to 49.9 kg)
Strawweight 110 to 119.9 lbs (49.9 to 54.4 kg)
Flyweight 120 to 129.9 lbs (54.4 to 58.9 kg)
Bantamweight 130 to 139.9 lbs (58.9 to 63.4 kg)
Featherweight 140 to 149.9 lbs (63.4 to 67.9 kg)
Lightweight 150 to 159.9 lbs (67.9 to 72.5 kg)
Welterweight 160 to 169.9 lbs (72.5 to 77 kg)
Middleweight 170 to 179.9 lbs (77 to 81.6 kg)
Light Heavyweight 180 to 189.9 lbs (81.6 to 86.1 kg)
Cruiserweight 190 to 199.9 lbs (86.1 to 90.6 kg)
Heavyweight Over 200 lbs (Over 90.6 kg)

Men Adult/Master/Director/Executive Gi and No-Gi Weight Classes

Naga Men Weight Class Weight Limit Range
Flyweight Under 129.9 lbs (Under 58.9 kg)
Bantamweight 130 to 139.9 lbs (58.9 to 63.4 kg)
Featherweight 140 to 149.9 lbs (63.4 to 67.9 kg)
Lightweight 150 to 159.9 lbs (67.9 to 72.5 kg)
Welterweight 160 to 169.9 lbs (72.5 to 77 kg)
Middleweight 170 to 179.9 lbs (77 to 81.6 kg)
Light Heavyweight 180 to 189.9 lbs (81.6 to 86.1 kg)
Cruiserweight 190 to 199.9 lbs (86.1 to 90.6 kg)
Heavyweight 200 to 224.9 lbs (90.6 to 102 kg)
Super-Heavyweight 225 to 249.9 lbs (102 to 113.3 kg)
Ultra-Heavyweight Over 250 lbs (Over 113.3kg)

What Are the Different Naga Age Divisions?

There are six age groups in Naga tournaments: Children, teens, adults, masters, directors, and executives.

Naga Age Divisions Athlete’s Age Limit
Children Under 13 years old
Teens 14 to 17 years old
Adult 18 to 29 years old
Master 30 to 39 years old
Director 40 to 49 years old
Executive 50 years old and older

What Are the Different Naga Skill Levels?

In addition to age and weight categories, the North American Grappling Association also classifies Gi and No-Gi competitors based on their skill levels.

Children & Teen No-Gi/Gi Skill Levels

Children & Teen No-Gi/Gi Skill Level Grappling Experience
Novice Under 6 months of BJJ training
Beginner 6 months to 1 year of BJJ training
Intermediate 1 to 2 years of BJJ training
Advanced 2 to 3 years of BJJ training
Expert 3 years & over of BJJ training

Adult No-Gi Skill Levels 

Adult No-Gi Skill Level Grappling Experience
Novice Under 6 months of BJJ training
Beginner 6 months to 2 years of BJJ training
Intermediate 2 to 5 years of BJJ training
Expert Over 5 years of BJJ training

Adult Gi Skill Levels

  • White belts
  • Blue belts
  • Purple belts
  • Brown belts
  • Black belts

Conclusion

The Naga is a well-known organization that hosts various BJJ contests worldwide. The North American Grappling Association Competitors are divided into many divisions according to age, weight, and skill level.

I hope you found this post helpful!


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