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CTC Territory Reservation Program   

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
Torrance (Headquarters) CAUnited StatesHeadquarters
Beverly Hills CAUnited StatesLevel 4
Destin FLUnited StatesLevel 4
Fort Wayne INUnited StatesLevel 4
LaGrange INUnited StatesLevel 4
Leesburg VAUnited StatesLevel 4
Louisville KYUnited StatesLevel 4
North Miami Beach FLUnited StatesLevel 4
Peachtree City GAUnited StatesLevel 4
Roswell GAUnited StatesLevel 4
Smyrna DEUnited StatesLevel 4
Virginia Beach VAUnited StatesLevel 4
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)
Stuart FLUnited StatesLevel 4 (New)
Warren OHUnited StatesLevel 4 (New)
Appleton WIUnited StatesLevel 3
Aurora COUnited StatesLevel 3
Baltimore MDUnited StatesLevel 3
Beaver WVUnited StatesLevel 3
Beckley WVUnited StatesLevel 3
Billings MTUnited StatesLevel 3
Chesapeake VAUnited StatesLevel 3
Hartford CTUnited StatesLevel 3
Huntington Beach CAUnited StatesLevel 3
La Jolla CAUnited StatesLevel 3
La Puente CAUnited StatesLevel 3
Lexington SCUnited StatesLevel 3
Manchester NHUnited StatesLevel 3
Manhattan KSUnited StatesLevel 3
Norfolk VAUnited StatesLevel 3
Overland Park KSUnited StatesLevel 3
Phillipsburg NJUnited StatesLevel 3
Richmond VAUnited StatesLevel 3
Scottsdale AZUnited StatesLevel 3
Sioux City IAUnited StatesLevel 3
Tulsa OKUnited StatesLevel 3
Vallejo CAUnited StatesLevel 3
Victor NYUnited StatesLevel 3
Wahiawa HIUnited StatesLevel 3
Wauwatosa WIUnited StatesLevel 3
Williamsburg VAUnited StatesLevel 3
Woodbury MNUnited StatesLevel 3
Brea CAUnited StatesLevel 3 (New)
Annapolis 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
Issaquah WAUnited StatesLevel 2
Keego Harbor MIUnited StatesLevel 2
Montgomery ALUnited StatesLevel 2
New Braunfels TXUnited StatesLevel 2
Phoenixville PAUnited StatesLevel 2
Poughkeepsie NYUnited StatesLevel 2
Queens Village NYUnited StatesLevel 2
Rosemount MNUnited StatesLevel 2
Salt Lake City UTUnited StatesLevel 2
Santa Cruz CAUnited StatesLevel 2
Chandler AZUnited StatesLevel 2 (New)
Clarksville INUnited StatesLevel 2 (New)
Conway ARUnited StatesLevel 2 (New)
Dedham MAUnited StatesLevel 2 (New)
Fort Collins COUnited StatesLevel 2 (New)
LaGrange GAUnited StatesLevel 2 (New)
Long Beach NYUnited StatesLevel 2 (New)
Madison MSUnited StatesLevel 2 (New)
Manchester TNUnited StatesLevel 2 (New)
Mukilteo WAUnited StatesLevel 2 (New)
Palm Desert CAUnited StatesLevel 2 (New)
Phoenix AZUnited StatesLevel 2 (New)
Quincy MAUnited StatesLevel 2 (New)
College Park MDUnited StatesLevel 1
Colorado Springs COUnited StatesLevel 1
Durham NCUnited StatesLevel 1
Jacksonville NCUnited 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
Apple Valley CAUnited StatesLevel 1 (New)
Baltimore (Towson) MDUnited StatesLevel 1 (New)
Driggs IDUnited StatesLevel 1 (New)
Gaithersburg MDUnited StatesLevel 1 (New)
Lancaster WIUnited StatesLevel 1 (New)
Saginaw MIUnited StatesLevel 1 (New)
Sandy UTUnited StatesLevel 1 (New)
Springdale ARUnited StatesLevel 1 (New)
West Billings MTUnited StatesLevel 1 (New)
Whittier CAUnited StatesLevel 1 (New)
Youngsville LAUnited StatesLevel 1 (New)
Cincinnati OHUnited StatesPending
Dover DEUnited StatesPending
Kansas City MOUnited StatesPending
Katy TXUnited StatesPending
Spokane WAUnited StatesPending
Bradford United KingdomLevel 4
Marple, Stockport United KingdomLevel 3
Watford, Herts United KingdomLevel 3
Wolverhampton United KingdomLevel 3
Mossley United KingdomLevel 2 (New)
Doncaster United KingdomLevel 1 (New)
Reading United KingdomPending
Istanbul TurkeyLevel 1 (New)
Bangkok ThailandLevel 4 (New)
Taipei TaiwanPending
Luleå SwedenLevel 2 (New)
Madrid SpainPending
Cape Town South AfricaLevel 4
Singapore SingaporeLevel 1
Dolgoprudny RussiaLevel 2
Moscow RussiaLevel 2
Makati City PhilippinesLevel 3
Queretaro MexicoLevel 2
Villa Posadas MexicoLevel 1 (New)
Gangnam-Gu, Seoul Korea, (South) Republic ofLevel 3
Nishi-Ku, Osaka JapanLevel 2
Cesena ItalyLevel 2 (New)
Vallo della Lucania ItalyLevel 1
Cagliari ItalyLevel 1 (New)
Reykjavik IcelandLevel 4 (New)
Guatemala GuatemalaLevel 3
Dusseldorf GermanyLevel 3
Rastatt GermanyLevel 1 (New)
Vannes FranceLevel 1 (New)
Tallinn, Harjumaa EstoniaLevel 1 (New)
Qingdao, Shandong ChinaLevel 3
Santiago ChileLevel 2 (New)
North Vancouver CanadaLevel 4
Edmonton CanadaLevel 3
Gibsons CanadaLevel 3
Sault Ste. Marie CanadaLevel 3
Sudbury CanadaLevel 3
Timmins CanadaLevel 3
Winnipeg CanadaLevel 3
Arnprior CanadaLevel 1 (New)
North Battleford CanadaLevel 1 (New)
Sao Paulo BrazilLevel 4 (New)
Burwood AustraliaLevel 4
Templestowe AustraliaLevel 4 (New)
Kialla AustraliaLevel 2
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CTC Territory Reservation Steps
Step 1: Submit Inquiry
If your desired territory is not already taken you can submit an inquiry for approval of that territory.
Step 2: Application Part A
Once your inquiry is reviewed, you will be allowed to submit the official Territory Reservation Application to determine your eligibility for the program. Part A is the information necessary for Gracie University to perform a background check.
Step 3: Application Part B
Once your background check is approved you can finish your application.
Step 4: Start Learning
If accepted, you will be granted access to Gracie Combatives and Gracie Bullyproof so you can begin learning these mandatory curriculums of study.
What Happens Next:
  • 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).
Upcoming Live Evaluations
Live Evaluation JANUARY 2018

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 Academy Headquarters in Torrance, CA. The next available Live Evaluation will take place January 25, 26, and 27.

If you are interested in attending the scheduled Live Evaluation, you must pass the Gracie Combatives test, with a score of 95 or greater, and enroll in the ICP no later than September 15, 2017. Here are the most important dates to be aware of.

AUGUST 1 - Gracie Combatives Test Deadline
AUGUST 1, is the last day for you to upload your videos to demonstrate your Gracie Combatives proficiency. 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 January 2018, and you will have to wait until the July 2018 Live Evaluation.

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

SEPTEMBER 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 September 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 November 15th 2017, whichever deadline comes first.

JANUARY 25, 26, and 27, 2018 - Live Evaluation at Headquarters
Assuming you pass the TPV test on time, you will be invited to the 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.

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