Dojo Rules

RESPECT the Dojo and Mates
Keep an OPEN MIND at all Time
Be FOREVER a Student
LEAVE EGO outside the Door
HELP and SUPPORT lower Ranks

Don’t take yourself too seriously.
Don’t be afraid to look like a rookie.
Everyone has different physical abilities and reasons for study. These must be respected.
Keep your Gi (Kimono) and yourself clean. Eat on time. Drink Water during your training.
Wash your feet before training and keep your nails short.

Official Testing and Seminar Gi color is White. Wear the official GJJNE Patch on your official Gi.

During regular training, Blue or Black Gis are allowed; no other colors are allowed. Pants and Jacket must have the same color.

During No-Gi class wear clean Fight-Shorts (or Gi-Pants) and clean T-Shirt or Rush-Guards; make sure it is well washed and don’t smells like hell!

Please protect your Jiu-Jitsu colleges from “Ringworm attacks” and other mat health diseases!

Ask questions ANYTIME, and when you think you know it all…LEAVE!

Keep It Real!
-The Vacirca Brothers

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.