Carlson Gracie Istanbul was founded by Head Coach Çağlar Yazman in Istanbul 2017.

GROUND AND POUND ISTANBUL (GNP Istanbul) was founded by Head Coach Sadık Çağlar Yazman in 2017. Operating on an area of 250 sqm, the academy is the sole license holder of Carlson Gracie Brazilian Jiu jitsu and MMA in Turkey. MMA stands for Mixed Martial Arts and is a full-contact combat sport incorporating various combat sports and marital arts techniques. GNP Team comprises of a select group of trainers including professional fighters and national athletes who are specilized in MMA disciplines and are dedicated to bringing Boxing, Muay Thai, Kickbox, Self Defence and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to all people regardless of their age, size and ability.