GJJNE Affiliation Program
HOW TO STUDY WITH US
GRACIE JIU-JITSU NETWORK EUROPE – GRACIE CONCEPTS
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 a few 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 our very effective and complete self-defense method. We at Gracie Zuerich (the Gracie Concepts GJJNE headquarters) and all GJJNE group leaders 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 Group or GJJNE Academy
You are welcome to join anytime one of our GJJNE groups or academies listed in this website. The group leader represents and cares the name of GJJNE whenever offering any GRACIE / BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU training. We regularly train together and invite Franco Vacirca (the Gracie Concepts GJJNE Chief instructor) in private or semi-private session and / or public-open seminars and workshops.
Any study group / academy is instructed to use the same “Basics / Fundamentals” program provided by the Gracie Concepts headquarters. Those attending the training 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
You need to attend several seminars / workshops before proposing yourself to start a study group. It is 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. You need a minimum group of 10+ people / students to start with. The group must be willing to train regularly together and invite Franco Vacirca or one of his top HQ-named Black belt instructors once every year and visit us regularly. You also agree to support our Gracie Concepts GJJNE Grandmasters' Gathering and Seminars.
Study Group Costs – Membership fees
There is no entry-fee / royalties etc. for the instructor, group or academy. However, every student member – regardless of Belt color, will pay an Annual license fee (EUR 60.00 / CHF 70.00) to the Gracie Concepts GJJNE headquarters to support the Network / Association activities, and benefiting from several GJJNE student and school services. The fee must be paid and renew before November 1st, for each new calendar year.
The annual Student license covers all Belt color testing and certifications (up to Black belt). Testing is offered only during GJJNE Belt Grading workshops announced by the HQ, at Gracie Zuerich or at selected GJJNE locations and it is by invitation only. License also offers some specials and reduce prices for seminars, equipment, books/DVDs and sports-wear offered by the GJJNE or associated brands.
Online Study Support
Annual Grandmasters' Gathering
Last update: 02.04.2019