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Workshops Studiengruppen 2018

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This year, we have successfully completed a total of nine (out of ten planned) workshops for our study groups. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all participants, students and trainers / instructors for having participated so many and engaged. Special thanks go to the team in Ticino (here in the group photo) which is led by our longtime friend Daniel Bachofen (2nd Dan Schwarzgurt). We hope to be able to count with your participation and support in the coming year as well. ~ Franco Vacirca (Head GJJNE)


In diesem Jahr haben wir ganze neun (von zehn geplannten) Workshops für unsere Studiengruppen erfolgreich durchgeführt. Wir möchten uns gerne an dieser Stelle bei allen Teilnehmenden, Schüler und Trainer / Instruktoren, bedanken, dass sie so zahlreich und engagiert daran teilgenommen haben. Ein spezieller Dank geht an das Team im Tessin (hier im Gruppenfoto) die von unserem langjährigen Freund Daniel Bachofen (2. Dan Schwarzgurt) geleitet wird. Wir hoffen, auch im kommenden Jahr mit eurer Teilnahme und Unterstützung zählen zu dürfen. ~Franco Vacirca (Head GJJNE)

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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