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New Policy for Gracie Garages in MA Schools

May 24, 2011

12 Month Time Limit for GGs in Martial Arts Schools

If you own a Martial Arts School (Traditional, BJJ, or MMA) you are allowed to establish a Gracie Garage in your school under the condition that your eventual goal is to become a Certified Training Center. The primary benefits of establishing a Gracie Garage in your school are: 1) You can gauge the interest of your students and other members of your community in the Gracie Academy programs (Gracie Combatives, Gracie Bullyproof, and The Master Cycle), and 2) You will more easily find training partners to help you climb through the curriculum. Upon establishing the Gracie Garage in your school, you will have 12 months to complete the Gracie Combatives program and qualify for the Gracie Academy Instructor Certification Program (ICP). If you do not score a 90+ on your blue belt test and qualify for the ICP within 12 months, your Gracie Garage status will be revoked and cannot be reinstated. If you operate your Gracie Garage out of a home or other non-commercial location, the 12 month time limit does not apply to you.

For more information on establishing a Gracie Garage, click here.