Looks like NAGA will be the first major grappling organization to host an event here in Seattle, WA. next year! There are essentially three major grappling organizations, IBJJF, Grapplers Quest, and NAGA. GQ was rumored to be bringing an event to the area this past 2012 but nothing ever manifested (rumor was he was having a hard time finding a solid venue). IBJJF has also mentioned they plan a BC open in 2013 which would be it's first event here in the Pacific NW.
But it looks like NAGA will be visiting the Jet City in the middle of May 2013, so start prepping to show support. Here is the link to my review of the 2010 NAGA World Championships where I fought at blue belt. Obviously the world championships will have a bigger draw, but as you can see I had a blast and had PLENTY of opportunities to fight. Lets hope NAGA has tightened up there ship a bit before landing here, but overall I am stoked about the first major tournament here in Seattle, WA!