Member License (GTC)

Terms and Conditions (GTC)
Licensing with Gracie Concepts - Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Network Europe:

1. Conditions
Anyone training at a GJJNE-affiliated academy must obtain a GJJNE license from the Academy (or directly at the GJJNE headquarters) to be recognized as an active member.

2. Data
The information provided in your license order is registered in the system by GJJNE and is used exclusively for association purposes.

3. Rights and obligations of the license
The Jiu-Jitsu-kas with a valid license are eligible to start / qualify for any competitions, tournaments, workshops, seminars, etc. licensed and / or host by the GJJNE.

As a member one is entitled to take part in the examinations until reaching the Black belt (Bras. Faixa Preta); examination and certification are free of charge with a valid license. All GJJNE graduations are recognized by the Jiu-Jitsu Global Federation (JJGF), International BJJ Federation (IBJJF), and U.S. Federation Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

By purchasing and using the GJJNE license, the Jiu-Jitsu-kas acknowledge the following regulations of the national / international associations in their respective valid form:
+ the International Competition Rules (IBJJF / JJGF Competition Rules)
+ the provisions of Antidoping Switzerland (or in your own country)
+ the Ethics Charter and the Cool & Clean Commitments of Swiss Olympic (or own country)

4. Validity
The license is valid for one calendar year (Janauary 1st until December 31st). The license must be renewed every year. The license for the following year is in each case payable before November 1st. New members, entering training during winter season (from October), do not have to obtain a license for the current year, but directly for the following calendar year.

5. Payment methods
The license can be paid directly to the GJJNE via the PayPal account (email Diese E-Mail-Adresse ist vor Spambots geschützt! Zur Anzeige muss JavaScript eingeschaltet sein!) or by paying-in (Postal) slip.

6. Refund
Ordered licenses can’t be returned; GJJNE does not pay licenses back.

7. Purchase of licenses by third parties
Those who order a license for other Jiu-Jitsu-kas (in particular Academies, Clubs, Administrative personnel), confirms with the agreement to these terms and conditions, and confirms that he/she is authorized to do so and that the Jiu-Jitsu-kas know these terms and conditions and fully agree with them.

Last update: 02.04.2019

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).

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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