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 (the group leader) is at least one official Blue belt in Gracie / Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu;
2) that he / she has completed at least the official “Gracie Fundamentals” course completely and successfully;
3) that he / she will continue to attend the GJJNE seminars and workshops;
4) that he / she enrolls all his / her GJJ / BJJ students with the GJJNE and that his / her students acquire a GJJNE student license. The student license covers all exam costs at the GJJNE up to the Black belt.

Current fees - School membership:
- 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: Franco Vacirca

  • Black belt 5th degree, JJGF Certified
  • Master student of Pedro Hemetério, SP-Brazil
  • Head of Team Carley Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Europe
  • Official JJGF TEAM-Member with Partner schools around Europe/UK
  • 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 (Brazilian) Jiu-Jitsu Academy in Europe - on April 1995 in Zurich, Switzerland. The first Vacirca Brothers' Academy was establised in 1989 with the goal of teaching and promoting Applied Martial Arts concepts.


Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Network Europe
 HQ Academy, Limmattalstrasse 342, 8049 Zurich, Switzerland
+41 78 724 6979 (only Whats-App)
gracieconcepts@gmail.com

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.


Das Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Network Europe offeriert anderen Schulen, die sich für die Eröffnung von Gracie (Brazilian) Jiu-Jitsu-Trainingsgruppen interessierten, ein professionelles Unterrichtsprogramm, sowie eine operative Unterstützung. Unsere Partnerschulen bieten heute Programme für Kinder, Jugendliche und Erwachsene an.