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The Team Mission

article 04 2019

The GJJNE is an official Team member since the establishment of the JIU-JITSU GLOBAL FEDERATION (www.jjgf.com) under the direction of Grandmaster RICKSON Gracie, Red belt 9th Degree and son of Hélio Gracie, founder of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu.

The JJGF serves as a global umbrella organization for authentic Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, focusing on practical self-defense. The GJJNE will always pass on all the services and advantages provided by the JJGF to our members, so that all of them can benefit from it equally. We will always strive to exceed the expectations of our members and those of the JJGF.

Benefits of membership for all partnerships:
• unified and internationally recognized teaching program.
• an international and broad network of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu-kas.
• globally recognized Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu graduations.
• a clear and efficient Belt system for all members.
• technical, administrative & communications support.
• training manuals, books and videos / DVDs at affordable prices.
• high quality training gear at top prices and conditions.
• licensed members are tested and certified up to the Black belt, without extra costs. (Additional JJGF certification for Black belt, and higher Degree grades, are based on JJGF fees and guidelines.)

The Academy Gracie Zuerich (www.graciezuerich.ch) serves as an Institute for research and development as well as an international training center, following all Requirements and Standards as request by the S.D.U. Division of the JJGF.

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GJJ Supervision

Leitung / Head leader: Prof. Franco Vacirca

  • Black belt 6th degree, JJGF Certified (Pres. Rickson Gracie)
  • Master student of Pedro Hemetério, SP-Brazil
  • Head of Team Carley Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Europe
  • Official JJGF TEAM-Member with several Partner schools
  • Certified Jiu-Jitsu Federation Rio de Janeiro, FJJRdJ
  • Certified International BJJ Federation, IBJJF
  • Certified US Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Fedederation, USBJJF
  • Official Gracie family Representative

About us

Vacirca Brothers' Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Network in Europe to promote authentic Gracie (Brazilian) Jiu-Jitsu around the globe. The network was established in 1996, just one year after establishing the first ever official Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy in Europe - on July 1995 in Zurich, Switzerland. The first Vacirca Brothers' Academy in Zurich was establised on April 1989 with the goal of teaching and promoting applied Martial Arts (JKD Concepts, Filipino Kali, MuayThai Boxing under Ajarn Chai Sirisute).

Become a GJJ Ambassador

The Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Network Europe provides a professional teaching curriculum and operational support to others interested in opening Gracie (Brazilian) Jiu-Jitsu schools. Our Partner schools offer today programs for children, youth and adults.


Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Network Europe
 Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy, Limmattalstrasse 342, 8049 Zurich, Switzerland
+41 78 724 69 79 (Office hours)
gracieconcepts@gmail.com