GJJNE Affiliation Program
HOW TO STUDY WITH US
There is no accelerated instructor (diploma and / or certification) program by the GJJNE. We do not sell instructor diplomas or Black belt certificates even if you continuously attended several seminars, privates, and / or group classes. We do not offer any long-distance correspondence program. Learning only through Instructional videos / DVDs is not in what we believe; we do not offer any video grading system.
We are not desperate to find representatives everywhere. We believe in quality and not quantity. Those who have follow us since our beginning, understand our vision and passion for Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. We at Gracie Zuerich, the Gracie Concepts headquarters, and all GJJNE school owners firmly believe, that you can’t learn and teach real skills and build deep understanding over just a few lessons. Our goal is to provide you the best training, teaching and to support you as best we can.
Join one of our Study Groups
You are welcome to join anytime one of our study groups or academies listed in this website. Our group leaders represents and cares the name of GJJNE whenever offering any GRACIE / BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU training. We regularly train together and invite our Head-teacher Prof. Franco Vacirca for private or semi-private lessons and / or members-only or public-open seminars and workshops. All partner schools are instructed to use the same “Gracie Fundamentals” program provided by the Gracie Concepts headquarters. Those attending the study group / academy are advised to participate regularly to our seminars / workshops to their convenience. We keep the right to refuse entry.
Start your own Study Group
It is Professor Franco Vacirca personal decision if he will agree to open with you the study group in your area… however, he will never agree if he never has met you personally before. Also, you need a minimum group of 5+ people (students) to start with. The group must be willing to train regularly together and invite Prof. Franco or one of his selected Gracie-Concepts-Ambassadors once every year and you visit us regularly. You also agree to support our Gracie Concepts – Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Grandmasters' Gathering, special Seminars and the annual Summer Camp.
Study Group costs and Membership fees
There is no entry-fee / royalties etc. for the instructor, group or academy. However, every student member, regardless of Color belt and Age group, will pay an Annual license fee (EUR 60.00 / CHF 70.00) to the Gracie Concepts headquarters to support the national and international activities, and benefiting from several GJJNE student and school services. The annual license fee must be paid and renew before November 1st, for each new calendar year.
Student Benefit includes also, all Belt color testing and certifications up to Black belt by the GJJNE and accredited by the Jiu-Jitsu Global Federation (President Master Rickson Gracie). Testing is offered during official GJJNE Belt grading seminars. License also offers some specials and reduce prices for seminars, equipment, books, DVDs and sports gear offered by the Network or associated / partner brands.
Online Study Support
We highly recommend that you use the new modular SELF.DEFENSE.UNIT (SDU) [click here] produced by the Jiu-Jitsu Global Federation and taught personally by Master Rickson Gracie.
Annual Grandmasters' Gathering
All GJJNE leaders are kindly asked to attend and support at best the Annual Grandmasters' Gathering. Since several years, we are very proud to welcome Grandmaster Carley Gracie (9th degree Redbelt and son of great Grandmaster Carlos Gracie Senior.
Public seminars do not necessarily follow a standard syllabus progression. It is a way for the general public to experience Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu with us. If you would like to host a seminar, you need to attend first a seminar before proposing yourself to host one in your area.
Last update: 02.04.2019