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BENEFITS OF HOSTING

If you are a training coordinator or you are the combatives/defensive tactics instructor at your organization, there are significant benefits to hosting a 5-day GST Instructor Certification Course at your facility.

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FREE TRAINING FOR YOUR TEAM

By having us conduct the GST course at your facility, a number of instructors from your agency may attend the course for free. Here is how it works: For every ten paid spots, regardless of where they come from, the hosting agency gets one free spot. For example, if the course has 50 paid participants, your organization would have five free spots for your in-house instructors. In essence, hosting a GST course gives your instructors the opportunity to get certified at no out-of-pocket expense to your agency.

SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY

There are thousands of Military and Law Enforcement professionals who are eager to receive GST training, but can’t convince their supervisors to send them to the training. By hosting the GST course at your facility, you create the opportunity for all the Military and Law Enforcement professionals in your area to attend the training.

HOST RESPONSIBILITIES

As a host, you will be expected to assist the Gracie Academy in two primary ways: 1) help us get the word out, and 2) provide a matted training facility for the week. Once you express interest in hosting a course, we will establish tentative dates for when the course will take place. At that point, you will be expected to assist the Gracie Academy in marketing the program to all the agencies/organizations in your state. Once we have confirmed a minimum of 30 paid participants, we will finalize the course date and add the event to the official Gracie Academy calendar of events. Your agency must provide a training area with at least 2000 square feet of grappling mats (50 sq. ft. per person) to accommodate at least 40 participants. If you don’t have your own combatives/defensive tactics training facility, you may use a gym with a basketball court at a public school or at a local police academy.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information on GST, including program options (hands-on versus online learning), upcoming course dates, and pricing, simply click on the additional links found on the upper left-hand side of this webpage.

CONTACT & REGISTRATION

For National Security reasons, additional information requires our personal attention. Please contact GST Program Director Charlie Fernandez by sending an email to: GST@gracieacademy.com or calling (817) 692-8303 (CST).