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Dojo Rules

1. The instructions of the trainers are to be followed in any case.

2. Respect the personal performance goal of your sparring partner.

3. Tap / stop commands are always respected and followed immediately.

4. Enter the mats only barefoot** or with clean boxing or wrestling shoes.

5. No sneakers with black soles or street shoes.

6. In training only clean / showered and feet without socks lint.

7. Feet can be washed off in the shower.

8. Fingernails and toenails cut short.

9. Leaving the mats during training only with the consent of the trainer.

10. Appear on time for the training sessions.

11. Remove all jewelry.

12. Use the proper training equipment for your martial arts.

13. The training material will be returned after use.

14. Drinks, snacks and material not self-service.

15. Damage must be reported immediately to the trainer.

16. The mats are cleaned and disinfected after each workout.

**During Jiu-Jitsu classes only barefoot! Thank you.

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)