Territory Reservation Program (TRP)

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Every Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Certified Training Center (CTC) is given an exclusive territory in which to operate. If you own a martial arts school, and you are interested in making the school an official CTC, you may qualify to reserve the territory for 12 months while you complete the Instructor Certification Program (ICP).

Review the map and list below to confirm that there is no CTC nor a Reserved Territory within five (5) miles of your existing martial arts school.

  • The red pin represents Gracie University Headquarters.
  • The green pins represent official Certified Training Centers.
  • The yellow pins represent reserved territories by prospective CTCs.

If you believe your territory is available, submit the free Territory Reservation Inquiry so we can learn more about your school and confirm the territory availability before you commit to the program.

Find CTC by:
CityStateCountry CTC Level
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Torrance (Headquarters) CAUnited StatesHeadquarters
Beverly Hills CAUnited StatesOfficial Academy
Aurora COUnited StatesLevel 4
Destin FLUnited StatesLevel 4
Fort Wayne INUnited StatesLevel 4
La Jolla CAUnited StatesLevel 4
La Puente CAUnited StatesLevel 4
LaGrange INUnited StatesLevel 4
Leesburg VAUnited StatesLevel 4
Louisville KYUnited StatesLevel 4
North Miami Beach FLUnited StatesLevel 4
Overland Park KSUnited StatesLevel 4
Peachtree City GAUnited StatesLevel 4
Roswell GAUnited StatesLevel 4
Smyrna DEUnited StatesLevel 4
Stuart FLUnited StatesLevel 4
Tulsa OKUnited StatesLevel 4
Virginia Beach VAUnited StatesLevel 4
Wauwatosa WIUnited StatesLevel 4
Blue Ash OHUnited StatesLevel 4 (New)
Elgin ILUnited StatesLevel 4 (New)
Herndon VAUnited StatesLevel 4 (New)
Honolulu HIUnited StatesLevel 4 (New)
Jacksonville ILUnited StatesLevel 4 (New)
New York NYUnited StatesLevel 4 (New)
Appleton WIUnited StatesLevel 3
Baltimore MDUnited StatesLevel 3
Beckley WVUnited StatesLevel 3
Billings MTUnited StatesLevel 3
Chesapeake VAUnited StatesLevel 3
Durham NCUnited StatesLevel 3
Hartford CTUnited StatesLevel 3
Huntington Beach CAUnited StatesLevel 3
Issaquah WAUnited StatesLevel 3
LaGrange GAUnited StatesLevel 3
Lexington SCUnited StatesLevel 3
Madison MSUnited StatesLevel 3
Manchester NHUnited StatesLevel 3
Manhattan KSUnited StatesLevel 3
Norfolk VAUnited StatesLevel 3
Phillipsburg NJUnited StatesLevel 3
Richmond VAUnited StatesLevel 3
Scottsdale AZUnited StatesLevel 3
Sioux City IAUnited StatesLevel 3
Vallejo CAUnited StatesLevel 3
Victor NYUnited StatesLevel 3
Wahiawa HIUnited StatesLevel 3
Woodbury MNUnited StatesLevel 3
Brea CAUnited StatesLevel 3 (New)
Clarksville INUnited StatesLevel 3 (New)
Annapolis MDUnited StatesLevel 2
Apple Valley CAUnited StatesLevel 2
Chandler AZUnited StatesLevel 2
College Park MDUnited StatesLevel 2
Eden Prairie MNUnited StatesLevel 2
Eugene ORUnited StatesLevel 2
Granada Hills CAUnited StatesLevel 2
Harrison ARUnited StatesLevel 2
Hillsboro ORUnited StatesLevel 2
Keego Harbor MIUnited StatesLevel 2
Manchester TNUnited StatesLevel 2
Montgomery ALUnited StatesLevel 2
New Braunfels TXUnited StatesLevel 2
Phoenixville PAUnited StatesLevel 2
Poughkeepsie NYUnited StatesLevel 2
Rosemount MNUnited StatesLevel 2
Salt Lake City UTUnited StatesLevel 2
Santa Cruz CAUnited StatesLevel 2
Conway ARUnited StatesLevel 2 (New)
Dedham MAUnited StatesLevel 2 (New)
Lancaster WIUnited StatesLevel 2 (New)
Long Beach NYUnited StatesLevel 2 (New)
Mukilteo WAUnited StatesLevel 2 (New)
Palm Desert CAUnited StatesLevel 2 (New)
Phoenix AZUnited StatesLevel 2 (New)
Quincy MAUnited StatesLevel 2 (New)
Colorado Springs COUnited StatesLevel 1
Lebanon ORUnited StatesLevel 1
Menomonee Falls WIUnited StatesLevel 1
Minot NDUnited StatesLevel 1
Monterey CAUnited StatesLevel 1
Pleasant Grove UTUnited StatesLevel 1
Tampa FLUnited StatesLevel 1
Baltimore (Towson) MDUnited StatesLevel 1 (New)
Driggs IDUnited StatesLevel 1 (New)
Jacksonville NCUnited StatesLevel 1 (New)
Kansas City MOUnited StatesLevel 1 (New)
Saginaw MIUnited StatesLevel 1 (New)
Sandy UTUnited StatesLevel 1 (New)
Springdale ARUnited StatesLevel 1 (New)
St. George UTUnited StatesLevel 1 (New)
Whittier CAUnited StatesLevel 1 (New)
Youngsville LAUnited StatesLevel 1 (New)
Katy TXUnited StatesPending
Kirksville MOUnited StatesPending
Madison ALUnited StatesPending
Bradford United KingdomLevel 4
Marple, Stockport United KingdomLevel 3
Watford, Herts United KingdomLevel 3
Wolverhampton United KingdomLevel 3
  • Once you submit your inquiry (step 1), we review it.
  • Once we review your inquiry and confirm the territory availability, you will be granted access to a detailed information page with the terms and conditions of becoming a CTC as well as the fees associated with the process.
  • If the terms are satisfactory to you, you will have the opportunity to apply for the Instructor Certification Program (ICP) and pre-pay the tuition of $1600 (steps 2 and 3), and by doing so, you will officially reserve your territory for 12 months while you complete all four phases of the ICP.
  • As a special bonus for pre-paying the ICP tuition, you will be granted free online access to the two mandatory curriculums of study, Gracie Combatives and Gracie Bullyproof, so you can start learning them (step 4). Normally, these programs must be purchased separate from the ICP tuition.
  • The ICP consists of four phases (Click here to learn more). Once you're familiar with the programs and have demonstrated extreme proficiency in the Gracie Combatives program by passing the Gracie Combatives Test with a score of 95 or higher (Phase 1), we will unlock the 60-day online ICP course.
  • After you successfully complete the online ICP course within 60 days (Phase 2), you will be invited to California for the Live Evaluation at Headquarters (Phase 3). If you excel during the Live Evaluation and successfully complete it, you will have the option to begin operating your school as a Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Certified Training Center! (Phase 4).

Live Evaluation July 2019

The Gracie University Instructor Certification Program (ICP) is broken down into multiple phases (Gracie Combatives mastery, Online Instructor Training, etc.) the most important of which is the Live Evaluation that takes place at Gracie University Headquarters in Torrance, CA. The next available Live Evaluation will take place July 18, 19, and 20, 2019.

If you are interested in attending the scheduled Live Evaluation, you must pass the Gracie Combatives test (within the last six months), with a score of 95 or greater before January 15 and complete enrollment (by finalizing application part B no later than March 15). Here are the most important dates to be aware of.

January 15 - Gracie Combatives Test Deadline
The last day for you to upload your videos to demonstrate your Gracie Combatives proficiency is January 15. If you pass with a score of 95 or greater, you will need to submit the ICP Online Inquiry immediately thereafter. If you do not score 95 or greater, you will not be eligible to attend the ICP Live Evaluation scheduled for July 2019, and you will have to wait until the next Live Evaluation.

March 1 - Application Submission Deadline (Part A)
Once your inquiry has been approved, you will need to submit Application Part A by March 1st at the latest. Once a background check has been conducted, and your application is cleared, you will immediately have to submit Part B.

March 15 - Application Submission Deadline (Part B)
Once your Application Part A has been approved, you will need to pay the remaining tuition to get access to the Online Instructor Course by March 15 at the latest. Once you do that you will be given full access to the 52 Online ICP Videos and corresponding literature.

60 DAYS FROM GAINING ACCESS - Teaching Proficiency Videos (TPVs) Submission Deadline Upon getting access to the 52 online videos, you have 60 days to learn the material and submit/upload the five Teaching Proficiency Videos to demonstrate your knowledge of the most important teaching skills learned in the Online ICP Course. All videos must be submitted within 60 days of getting access, or by May 15th, whichever deadline comes first.

July 18, 19, and 20, 2019 - Live Evaluation at Headquarters
Assuming you pass the TPV test on time, you will be invited to Gracie University Headquarters for a Live Evaluation with the Gracies. Passing the Live Evaluation qualifies you to establish a Certified Training Center and begin teaching Gracie Jiu-Jitsu.

To learn more about the Gracie University Instructor Certification Program, explore the tabs at the top of the page.