ICP Course Overview

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The only official Trainer and Instructor Education course.

Instructors must complete and test for the Belt program at the Headquarters in Zurich. The complete Gracie Jiu-Jitsu program consist of 54 continuing lessons. Members have additional access to our Online program.

Student members that have complete the “Gracie Fundamentals” and interested in becoming a ICP candidate, is welcome to test for the “Coach level” (blue belt and above) and to commit to become an official Gracie Instructor in his area.

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We highly recommend to every instructor to continue to visit the ICP Workshops, even if they have completed the certification program. It is a must for Gracie Instructors to update and review the curriculum to insure our high-quality standards.

Difference between AFFILIATED and ASSOCIATED Gracie Instructors:

The AFFILIATED Gracie Instructor is a black belt member that has completed the ICP program. These instructors may also come from another BJJ (and / or Judo-, Grappling-, Luta-Livre) and any other Martial arts school, but have decided to continue their Jiu-Jitsu journey with us. The affiliate Gracie Instructors can rank their students up to brown belt, if he as teacher holds a black belt with us. All members at his location must have a valid CGJJNE annual license and he must follow the complete GC curriculum.

An ASSOCIATE Gracie Instructor is an official “Ambassador” of the network. He represents us in excellent standing and knows the program in the highest quality. The associate instructor can rank their students up to black belt in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, if he holds at least a 2nd degree black belt with us. All members at his location must have a valid annual license and follow the complete curriculum.

Note: Only certified Gracie Instructors under the Vacirca Brothers are legitimized to use the name and logo of the Carley Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Network Europe.


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