Rules & Regulations

Technical knowledge for team leaders / instructors and student licenses

A candidate for the GJJNE Affiliate Program must be able to demonstrate:
1) that he / she (as group leader) is at least an official Blue belt in Gracie / Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu;
2) that he / she has completed the official GJJNE “Gracie Fundamentals” course successfully;
3) that he / she will continue to attend the GJJNE seminars and workshops;
4) that he / she enrolls all his / her Jiu-Jitsu students with the GJJNE and that his / her students acquire a GJJNE student license.

Membership fees:
- Affiliation fee: CHF 70.00 per student (all age groups and color belts) in Switzerland / Liechtenstein; EUR 60,00 per student rest of Europe, always for all students, all color belts.
- The student licenses must always be purchased by the end of November for the new calendar year. Members who are registered in the month of October will only pay for the student license in November, but they will not benefit from the offers of the GJJNE student license until the new calendar year.

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